How I Work
My approach is nonjudgmental, respectful, objective, grounded, authentic, caring, and supportive.
I approach the therapeutic relationship as a collaboration, one in which the client’s needs, goals and priorities guide the focus of the therapeutic conversation.
Careful, respectful listening is a high priority for me; I share thoughts, reflections, and give supportive feedback where appropriate and helpful.
I use current, evidence-based approaches.
I work from a strengths-based perspective. At all times I recognize the client’s strengths, competence, and capabilities.
I accept and respect my clients for who they are.
It is an honour for me to do this work, and I take seriously the trust that clients place in me.
Therapies I Use
Depending on client needs and concerns, I predominantly use the following therapies, which are used in an integrative way in my clinical practice:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Focuses on working with negative thoughts (cognitions), and engaging behavioural strategies to reduce distress and enhance feelings of well-being.
Helps to generate new ideas and solutions after initially exploring problem areas.
Human Systems & Relationship-Based Approaches
Provide individuals with relational concepts and skills, such as differentiation, boundaries, and communication.
Uses reflective listening to help the client explore all sides of a situation and consider different options.
Helps to expand self-awareness with regard to unhelpful or limiting personal patterns.