I work primarily from a psychodynamic perspective, but I also use an integrative approach based on the needs, personality and temperament of my client. Psychodynamic psychotherapy helps you analyse your emotions, thoughts, experiences and beliefs to gain insight into your life and your problems and to evaluate the patterns that you have developed over time.
Therefore my approach is centered around providing a safe space for my clients in which internal exploration will aid in the understanding and acknowledgement of patterns, past and present experiences and allowing you to engage with your emotional world, which will advocate for change, meaning and personal growth.
In order for this to happen, the therapeutic space provided will be open and non-judgmental. The ‘therapeutic alliance’ is pivotal to the therapeutic space, and this means that therapy is an active collaboration between you as my client and me as the psychologist.