Counselling Approach and Treatment Philosophy
We employ an integrated approach to counselling practice, using client-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), somatic awareness/experiencing therapy, emotionally focused therapy, transpersonal therapy, Gestalt and family systems therapy.
As a client-centred therapist we aim to ‘meet you where you are at’, that is, build rapport with you with genuine caring, acceptance and compassion. Client-centred therapy allows you to experience a safe environment of unconditional connection and examine where you experience congruency and incongruency in relationship, and helps build awareness about what gets in the way of experiencing authentic integrity with ourselves and in relationship.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based approach to examining thoughts and beliefs, and examines how we behave as we experience those. We begin to name those automatic negative thoughts (ANTS) that have become intrusive, and apply a systematic approach of mindful awareness as the thoughts arise; with practice and support these beliefs lose their power, leaving room for choice, goal-directed action and creativity.