Masters in Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue), University of Edinburgh
Which bucket would your therapy style fit into primarily?
I draw from Psychodynamic therapy as well as insight-oriented therapy.
What’s that defining feature of your approach to therapy?
I believe that we all respond to things around us based on our past experiences, our internal defences and the way they make us feel vulnerable in the face of life. The relationship between my client and I is usually instrumental in exploring these patterns. I warmly welcome my clients to a space that is safe and authentic where these powerful epiphanies take place.
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.
Insight oriented therapy: Insight-oriented psychotherapy is an approach to mental health counseling with a focus on helping clients to understand their own inner workings and motivations. With this therapeutic philosophy, the therapist encourages clients to examine their past relationships and the ways in which these dynamics have shaped their present.