Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue), University of Edinburgh
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
My practice is grounded within Person-Centred and Psychodynamic styles of psychotherapy. I also incorporate aspects of Pluralistic therapy within my work. These are insight-oriented, explorative, and relational models, for an in-depth, rich understanding of our inner workings and lived experiences.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
I focus on personalized client empowerment and authenticity through restorative growth. With consistent and committed collaboration, my clients and I uncover and unlearn unconscious patterns and harmful self-narratives. Ethically contained in a space of honesty, empathy and acceptance, my practice also has a strong focus on social justice, systemic inequities and their impact on our psyche.
Person-centred therapy: Uses a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take more of a lead in discussions so that, in the process, they will discover their own solutions. The therapist acts as a compassionate facilitator, acknowledging the client’s experience without moving the conversation in another direction.
Psychodynamic therapy: Focuses on recognizing, acknowledging, understanding, expressing, and overcoming negative and contradictory feelings and repressed emotions in order to improve the patient’s interpersonal experiences and relationships.
Pluralistic approach: The basic principle of pluralistic therapy is that different people are helped by different processes and activities at different times, and that the best way of deciding on how therapy should proceed is to engage the client in a process of shared decision-making.