My Approach to Helping
My approach to therapy involves helping you notice and change the patterns that dominate your life. This often means that you and I will be looking at feelings, sensations, and thoughts as they arise in the present moment while developing an understanding of the past experiences they are related to. During this process, we will uncover some of the unspoken beliefs you have been harboring about yourself and the world. Beliefs that may have been shaping your perspective for years without your awareness.
We come from a therapeutic background that considers all of our personal burdens and ‘problems’ to result from our reactions to personal life experiences. This means that, instead of blaming or labeling, we will both work towards an understanding of how your difficulties have emerged and what function they serve.
I also explore the relationship you have with yourself, and how it makes its way into your connection with other people. This process can be demanding, and I make sure that you feel safe and supported throughout it. This often involves helping you to adopt adequate coping skills to help you through whatever daily challenges you might be experiencing.