How I Work

In my clinical work I work collaboratively with the client, walking beside the client, offering them strong yet empathic support as they come to understand and confront the complexities of life. I strive to provide a calm, compassionate approach, taking a unique interest in unique individuals with unique stories and history. I understand that we can all have very different life experiences, priorities, hopes, concerns, and ways of seeing the world. Therefore, my overall approach is consistently undergirded by a person-centred ethos which focuses on the client’s individual experience, needs, personal growth and self-development, at the same time being grounded in a solid, trusting therapeutic relationship which governs the process and outcome of therapy.

My goal in the counselling room is first and foremost to create a safe, secure, caring but relaxed environment where you feel heard, understood, accepted and empowered to live the life you want. My desire is to provide the right therapeutic conditions to aid clients to find their inner strength to change and rebuild key aspects of their life, overcome obstacles and remove internal blockages, so they can gradually restore themselves, their relationships and rediscover a real sense of hope for the future.

Therapeutic Approach

I adopt a holistic, integrative therapeutic approach, gearing my methodology and the therapeutic space towards the physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioural, relational, even spiritual aspects the person is bringing at any given time. Moreover, my clinical work combines established best-practice, evidence-based interventions ranging from psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies, systemic therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), to more contemporary developments including compassion-focused therapy (CFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), internal family systems (IFS), as well as trauma – in formed therapies and key functional-, skills-based, solution-focused psychotherapies.

 «It is my job, like a gardener’s,
to provide adequate water, air, light and nutrition
that the reed needs to grow to its fullest potential.»

(Dr Katharine Kersey, 2008)