I draw from the training in, and practice of, many different therapeutic approaches and believe that deep inside of all of us are the answers to our own dilemmas, questions, and growth. My job is to facilitate this process of discovery which produces it’s own unique, and new, and life changing forward steps.
I understand that within the problems and conundrums that bring people into therapy such as anxiety, depression, addictions, feelings of isolation, problems in assertion and self esteem, that implicit in these problems are the answers to moving forward. This is because once a problem is explored and allowed to unfold there is within it it’s own solution and, therefore, positive forward steps. I feel that the problems we have in our lives are important messages from ‘a deeper part of the self’ that is trying to get heard, perhaps parts that have been ignored, shunned and abandoned. Making contact with these parts of ourselves brings surprising insights, shifts and healing. As our formally difficult places become known and slowly accepted they are no longer so problematic and symptomatic. As they become integrated we become more whole, fulfilled, and present as people.
As a therapist I am guided by these deep felt meanings that are just under the surface of every human struggle. I want to build the kind of relationship in which the therapeutic partnership can find the safety, trust, and freedom to access the felt meanings that are carried in our deep bodily knowings that we all have and don’t necessarily normally notice. It is the development and nurturing of this relationship with the deeper, greater ‘more’ inside, that brings fresh new life, and sense of being at home into our lives.