I am an Integrative Therapist, Eating Disorder & Addictions Specialist who helps adults, adolescents and families gain psychological awareness to improve health and well-being.
As an integrative therapist, I draw on a variety of different approaches that can be adapted to suit each individual client. I find most clients want to achieve a balance between talking about the past and concentrating on the present and future. We are all unique individuals and I will endeavor to understand how things are from your point of view.
Integrative therapy is more inclusive of the client than traditional forms of therapy, where the client plays a less active role in treatment. I consider the individual characteristics, preferences, needs, physical abilities, spiritual beliefs, and motivation level of my clients using my professional judgment to decide the best approach to therapy for each client.
I work in a warm, supportive, open and collaborative way making sure your voice is heard and respected and that you come to understand yourself; your needs, conflicts, anxieties, defences, and relational patterns on a much deeper level, enabling you to explore alternative ways of being and relating, to help bring you greater satisfaction and stability.
Many of us form unconscious habits or patterns of behaviour and relationships, as a way of surviving and making sense of childhood challenges and other traumas.As an adult and in everyday life these survival strategies can become increasingly unhelpful, and can hinder our progress.Therapy can help us become more aware of these habits, and help us in making different choices in life, which can lead to the possibility of positive change.
I am passionate about the emerging field of neuropsychotherapy which is a multidisciplinary perspective on mental well-being that looks to neuroscience and other related fields of human biology and psychology to enhance the clinical practice of talking therapies. Scientists have been able to provide unprecedented explanations of brain functioning through recent and rapid advances in medical imaging technology. By integrating the findings of the relatively young discipline of neuroscience with the more traditional emotional, cognitive, behavioural and social knowledge of psychology, neuropsychotherapy provides a framework for understanding the human condition from a holistic perspective.
The client-therapist relationship