Counselling & Psychotherapy

Out­lined below is a brief descrip­tion of some the approaches that I use:

Cog­ni­tive Behav­ioral Therapy

Used to treat depres­sion, anx­i­ety dis­or­ders, pho­bias, obses­sions, stress related ail­ments and other forms of men­tal disorders.

Psy­cho­dy­namic

This means con­nect­ing past to present. There is an empha­sis on the influ­ence of the past and on recur­ring pat­terns of behav­ior and relationships.

Human­is­tic

Used to help per­sonal growth and self-development to achieve poten­tial, look­ing at the per­son as a whole with a holis­tic approach.

Gestalt

Work­ing in the here and now through analysing behav­ior, body lan­guage, talk­ing about bot­tled up feel­ings etc., to help gain aware­ness for change.

Per­son Centered

Offers a non-judgmental rela­tion­ship between client and coun­selor, in which the client can explore what they need and how they can achieve their goals.

Exis­ten­tial

This approach is to help the per­son explore their mean­ing, value and learn­ing to live authen­ti­cally in accor­dance with their own ideals, pri­or­i­ties and values.

Transper­sonal

Used to help a per­son unravel areas of life, estab­lish pri­or­i­ties and offer sup­port to look at the whole of the per­son and not just one area.

Solu­tion Focused

Looks at pro­mot­ing pos­i­tive change rather than dwelling on past problems.

Sys­temic

This is inte­grated into fam­ily, mar­i­tal or group work as it helps look at the whole sys­tem to bring about a change in the trans­ac­tional pat­tern of mem­bers of a system.

Mind­ful­ness

Is a tech­nique for slow­ing down and exam­in­ing one’s thought processes and learn­ing to be fully present in the moment.

For infor­ma­tion on my spe­cial­ized areas of work see the About page.