About therapy

How does therapy help

We all have times in our life when things seem overwhelming. In these moments, we find ourselves reaching out to friends, family and mentors. However, for many of us, these conversations may not give us the reflective space to decide what might help us to feel better. Therapy offers us the confidential space and opportunity to talk to a neutral person, about how we are feeling and what could help to make us feel better. The therapists use their profesional knowledge, skills and experience to collaboratively make a plan which could involve exploring solutions around practicalities, self development and time management or could be more in depth.

Initial Process

In my first meeting (initial assessment) I aim to establish:

  • Your concerns for which you are seeking therapy

  • Would therapy be helpful and useful for your presenting difficulties

  • Understand and explore your motivation for therapy and explain what it would entail

 At the end of this meeting, if both you and I agree that therapy could be helpful to you, then a therapy plan is collaboratively made to commence.

My approach

I use an integrative approach, using different modalities. As a counselling Psychologist, I not only have extensive experience in using different modalities, but have also been trained on how to combine these modalities at different points of the therapy process in an effective way, to achieve positive therapy results, based on individual situations. Some of the modalities that I use most often are:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Systemic Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

More about these therapeutic approaches