I am trained to work with several therapeutic models and I try to adopt a therapy that best suits the needs of the individual. I primarily work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or an Integrative counselling approach.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT assumes that the way you think about situations influences how you feel and behave. Early life experiences can contribute to forming unhelpful negative beliefs and skewed assumptions about yourself and others which then fuels negative thinking in the present day. CBT aims to challenge negative thinking, beliefs and patterns of behaviours to bring about change, and new skills to more effectively manage your emotions.
Integrative counselling and psychotherapy draws on elements from several approaches. I incorporate aspects from relationship-focused approaches which can be particularly useful for managing emotional distress associated with relationship difficulties (e.g. family, partner, colleagues). I promote empowerment and finding ways of living where you can be more ‘true’ to yourself. I find an integrative approach provides the flexibility to reflectively respond to what are often complex client needs in therapy.
What am I offering?
Currently I am offering weekly CBT or counselling sessions to individual adults and couples. I primarily offer face-to-face sessions although Skype or telephone sessions are also possible. I offer short-term or more open-ended options depending on what we agree would be most helpful.