I work in a range of approaches which utilise a wide variety of methods. I always find this question difficult to answer as I don't see therapy as a "one size fits all" approach and the methods will range depending on the person who enters the room. The most important "method" for therapy is to be a caring human, who can genuinely connect with the people who walk into your room. The relationship developed between patient and therapist is the foundation for good therapy and the building blocks for meaningful change. I view my role with clients as being supportive in their recovery. I believe that the answers which clients seek are found within the individual and my role is to ask the right questions to assist them with discovering the right pathway. You can review my profile for the therapeutic approaches which I work from.
First sessions are usually the most daunting for clients. For many people, this may be the first time they have sat down and talked about their struggles. Whilst there is an importance to cover a broad and in-depth range of areas of their lives to assist with my understanding of both their current difficulties, as well as any historical contributing factors, the client's wellbeing and safety are paramount. I ensure to pace the assessment to my clients' levels of tolerance. I provide them with containment throughout the process of assessment and defer any areas of assessment which may be too difficult for the person to discuss initially.
In order to be of any benefit to others, we need to start with ourselves. Health and wellbeing extends beyond the assumed physical requirements which we all have, as the demands of life require us to be functioning well in all domains. Wellbeing covers emotional, occupational, intellectual, social, physical and spiritual needs.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am-4pm
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED