About Psychotherapy and Counselling
What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is an umbrella term for many mental health therapies, but most of which fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Constructivist Psychotherapy
- Psychoanalytic psychotherapy
- Relationship/Family/Couples Psychotherapy
What is your psychotherapeutic approach?
My psychotherapeutic approach is humanistic and integrative. This means that I stay aware of and welcome every aspect of the client (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual) and the therapeutic relationship as a whole.
From here the client is given the space and support, within a safe environment, to discover aspects of themselves that perhaps they were unaware of or found it difficult to accept. Often times we are driven by ideas, opinions, attitudes, assumptions and emotions which we are unaware or don’t understand, and this can lead to suffering in our lives. Though, once uncovered, we can learn to accept every part of ourselves and live life as a more free and cohesive person.
Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy regards all individuals, regardless of race, gender, socio-economic background, upbringing or sexual orientation as equally entitled and capable of finding happiness and well-being in their lives. It also recognises the fact that no two people are the same. Therefore, as a therapist, I will continuously bear in mind the need to be flexible in my therapeutic approach, depending upon each client’s needs.