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APPROACHES
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Over my career I have been trained and worked in a variety of therapeutic models, and I continually upskill in order to offer a quality, tailored service to my clients.

My aim in sessions is to explore your past and present and offer actionable strategies you can implement in your day-to-day life. This approach works well for motivated clients who are ready to try something different.

 

It is my experience that different methods work for different people and different issues, so I use an eclectic approach. Some of the main modalities I use are described below.

 

I encourage my clients to try out the techniques we discuss in session and give feedback so we that we can shape your sessions to you.​


Compassion-Focused Therapy

Self-compassion now forms the foundation of the majority of my work. I have yet to see anyone shame, chastise, or otherwise beat themselves into long-term beneficial changes.

In my approach, warmth, understanding and gentleness for our own flaws and difficulties is paired with intention to continue working towards desired growth and holding ourselves to account when we could do better. It is the first step in any other tool or strategy I offer, and often the most challenging.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

CBT helps us to understand how our beliefs, thoughts and feelings influence our actions, and works with these elements to produce better outcomes.

It is very useful for considering different perspectives and managing difficult thoughts and emotions. CBT is a highly regarded approach for the management of depression and anxiety, is the foundation of most coaching models, and has a range of applications for life's daily stressors as well.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is based in mindfulness and acceptance of the present, while bringing our values into focus to help us create richer and more fulfilling lives.

 

ACT is especially helpful for difficult situations that cannot be changed, managing rumination, and supporting us to keep going during challenging periods. It's useful for anxiety, creating a meaningful life, and health and self-esteem issues, among many others.


 

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