How I Work

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My techniques are broad and eclectic. I have training in CBT, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodynamic, Body, and Spiritual Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Focussing and the Sedona Method, Guided Imagery, Medical Intuition, Voice Dialogue, Family Systems, Group, Couples and Energy therapies.

We will tailor our work together to you personally. And even given that, the actual modality we use is not the most important thing. Famous research by Brice Wampold (The great Psychotherapy Debate, 2001) presents and supports his view that the relationship between the therapist and the client accounts for most of psychotherapy’s effectiveness, independent of the technique or approach used.    

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-shrink-tank/201002/how-psychotherapy-works 

   http://www.apa.org/about/policy/resolution-psychotherapy.aspx

 

Here are a few words from other therapists that resonate for me in my work: 

“What we propose (is) to discover your self and to mobilize it for greater effectiveness in satisfying your requirements both as a biological organism and as a social human being” Perls, Hefferline, Goodman, Gestalt Therapy 1951 “Mind is an embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information” D. Siegel, Mindsight, the new Science of Personal Transformation 2010

 “ Many behaviours that are classified as psychiatric problems, including some obsessions, compulsions, and panic attacks, as well as most self-destructive behaviours, started out as strategies for self-protection. “ Bessel Van Der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score 2014 

“Schizophrenics cease to be schizophrenic at the moment they feel understood” R.D. Laing The Divided Self 1959 

 “… the bad feelings of shamed clients will just keep on being produced unless and until their experience of disintegration can be held within the presence of an attuned, regulating other” Patricia S. DeYoung, Chronic Shame, a relational, neurobiological approach 2015 

My Approach