Integrative psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counsellingMy approach as an integrative therapist means that my practice is informed by more than one psychotherapeutic model, which I draw on to meet the needs, intentions, circumstances, and histories of individual clients. I am interested in the whole person: our affective (feelings), cognitive (thoughts), behavioural (actions), and somatic or physiological (what’s going on in our bodies) ways of functioning. How I work with these aspects of the self depends on you as a person and what you bring to therapy.
My practice is also relational – the relationship between therapist and client is possibly the single most important aspect of successful therapy. I seek to provide a safe, confidential, and compassionate space in which to explore, at your own pace, whatever feelings, thoughts, behaviours, sensations and circumstances arise. Some of these may be intimate and/or painful for you; others may seem to you quite mundane.
I have a commitment to anti-oppressive practice, whereby I aim to treat with respect the diversity of human experience, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, religion, culture or political beliefs, social and economic background, or immigration status.