There are several approaches to therapy that help people work through their problems. I work actively using an integrative approach that incorporates aspects of theory and practice from some of the main therapeutic traditions such as person-centred, CBT, psychodynamic, transactional analysis, solution-focused, and gestalt. Integrating the different components of these theories enables taking the most suitable elements of each depending on the needs of the client. The therapy process is an opportunity for the client to explore their own values and beliefs, and to understand how to challenge themselves to make positive changes in their lives. The objective of therapy is to help the client to explore the history and the possible roots of their problems as well as to facilitate and work on possible solutions.
Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies and both terms are often used interchangeably. Although they are very similar, some experts claim they overlap in some ways. The therapeutic relationship serves to address conscious and unconscious needs and to produce change in emotional and cognitive processes and behaviour.
My Accreditation, knowledge, and Experience:
- Bachelor of Psychology with Honours.
- Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- Certificate in Bereavement Care.
- Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
- Mental Health Support Volunteer.
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapist for an employee assistance service.
- Regular CPD and consultative clinical supervision.
- Professional indemnity insurance.