My Approach to Helping
My approach to psychotherapy is to develop a therapeutic space where difficult life questions can be deeply understood & addressed. Everyone experiences life differently & forms beliefs based on their experiences. I listen carefully & give what I hear a useful context. I'm empathic to others' feelings, believe that authentic human interaction can itself be therapeutic, especially the therapy relationship. In my over 20 years experience, I have learned that no one approach has all the answers, & so am flexible working with a variety of people. My special interests are in long-term family issues, depression, anxiety,trauma, sexual identity amongst others. I understand and practice the ideal that whatever the clinical model, it's our capacity for insight, compassion, reflection, and full presence that's the real source of healing.