The unique needs of each person shapes each therapeutic encounter.
Counselling and psychotherapy is in essence a focussed conversation, one where thoughts, feelings, experiences and ideas can be expressed fully to the therapist, deliberated upon and resolved. In order that this therapeutic conversation is effective, a safe and confidential relationship between the therapist and their client is essential.
Through the establishment of this therapeutic relationship a space is created where you can explore and reflect on the issues at hand without judgment.
This process brings fresh insight and understanding promoting change, new direction and a reduction in troubling symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
In my approach to counselling, the establishment of a fruitful working relationship with my clients is primary. I draw on many modalities of therapy yet their use is completely guided by the needs and interests of my clients.
For those interested my theoretical orientation is founded on read more:
Jung influenced many therapists. In particular I have found the work of Donald Kalsched to be very effective.
The psychodynamic approach has been found to have effectiveness with anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorders, panic attacks and complex psychological distress.
Understanding the particular failures of attachment for an individual provides a clear path forward to building this sense of inner security and self esteem through the counselling process.