If you’ve had therapy before or if you are interested in understanding the models and techniques of counselling and psychotherapy that I work with, this page may help provide that detail for you.
I have an integrative approach to counselling, which means I draw upon several different models and a range of techniques to inform the way I work. I draw from Gestalt, Person Centred and Transactional Analysis modalities utilising techniques from CBT and NLP. For work specifically with CSA (Childhood Sexual Abuse) survivors I also work closely to Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT) Model with influences from the trauma work of Bessel Van der Kolk, Richard Scwatz and Peter Levine.
This is not a random or eclectic approach but more a selected integration of models and techniques that allows flexibility to tailor the way that I work with people.
When I work with a client it is a collaboration. We will work together to safely explore the parts of your life and your self that may be giving concern or distress. Whilst we may be informed by past events in your life, it is the here and now where we will generally be focused in our work to find realistic pathways forwards and positive change.