... to the Heart of the Matter
As a counsellor and psychotherapist I work from a Humanistic Integrative perspective - an approach that adopts a more holistic view of human existence. It holds the belief that at a fundamental level all persons are ok, that they are capable of change and also that each person has responsibility for their own life.
• All persons are seen as equal (nobody is more human than another) and paradoxically all persons are unique, and so I endeavour to meet as equals and respect our uniqueness.
• All persons are capable of growth – therapy focuses on what is blocking this natural process.
• Relationships are key. This includes the relationship with ourselves and others.
• When discussing issues, there is a overall focus on experience in the here and now.
Integrative psychotherapists acknowledge the validity of a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the needs of clients. For me these include Person-Centred, Gestalt, Body-awareness, Mindfulness, Artwork and working with Dreams (incl. nightmares). All approaches are undertaken within the context of the developing therapeutic relationship with individual clients.