What kind of therapy is right for me?
That depends on what you want to get out of therapy. I work integratively, meaning that I draw on techniques from any model that I think might be helpful to you. We can talk about the different options at the start of our work together, and this can also change from session to session along with your unique needs and desires. Below you will find a brief introduction to the main therapeutic models that I draw on.
Personalised Care and Support
Humanistic & Existential Therapies
A safe, non-judgemental, empathic and reflective space is the basis for all therapy. Sometimes this space is enough to explore existential experiences such as identity, loss, suffering and uncertainty.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
Traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) explores the links between thinking styles, feelings, behaviours, physical sensations and the environment. The idea is that if we make a change in any one of these areas, we might find improvements in the others. Newer wave cognitive behavioural therapies can also be really helpful in reducing self-criticism (Compassion Focused Therapy, CFT), tolerating distress (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, DBT), and living a more meaningful life (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, ACT). All cognitive behavioural therapies incorporate elements of Mindfulness.
We all exist in many different overlapping systems. Systemic therapy recognises this and seeks to explore how familial, educational, organisational, racial and sociopolitical systems interconnect and impact our experiences. We can identify the stories, roles and subsystems in your systems and develop more helpful narratives.
Wellbeing & Positive Psychology
Incorporating Positive Psychology into therapeutic work involves fostering wellbeing and quality of life through an exploration of concepts such as personal strengths, gratitude, values and life purpose.
Integrative therapy involves the combination of techniques from more than one therapeutic model according to the unique needs of the client; it is flexible, bespoke and based on ongoing collaborative communication between the client and therapist, informed by the goals of the client and the expertise of the therapist.