My therapeutic approach is client centred however as my training was integrative I bring other styles into my practice included Psychodynamic, TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and Gestalt as well as Brief Solution Based.
The way in which I work really depends on the client and their issues.
I see the way in which I work with a client is that they are allowing me to accompany them on a journey; we both experience, both interpret and both explore. Although I can never say that I understand what the client felt or is currently feeling as I am not them.
It is important to me that we reach the clients goals as effectively and efficiently as possible, I do understand that it is their money and as in all walks of life they want value for money. So I try to encourage empowerment of the client in their ownership of the issue and possible solution.
I have short term clients, only seeing me for two or three sessions, as well as long term clients who have been seeing me for a number of years.
I have worked in a number of different settings with a variety of diverse groups of people.
Age, Gender, Race, Sexual Preference, Religion: none should be a weapon or a prison
The work undertaken is confidential unless I feel you are a harm to yourself, someone else is at harm or you admit to a crime which for you have not been previously convicted of.
Issues worked with include:-
Abuse (sexual, physical or mental)
Self harming issues
being made redundant
Need to explore career options
Feel lost in your life, no one is listening,
Worried about being gay
Grieving over a loss or death
Tired of feeling angry, used.