My Approaches to Therapy
"In my life journey so far, I have come to realise that various symptoms, be it mental-emotional or physical ones, are often merely signposts to an imbalance in our body, mind, and social life in general. Sometimes patterns of thinking and behaving that we learned earlier in our lives, are still very functional. However, at times these patterns no longer serve us and become dysfunctional thinking and behaving. As a result, our lives can become tumultuous and full of suffering.
On the one hand, our perceptions deeply colour our reality, and on the other hand, our life circumstances can also profoundly impact our life
I am inspired to support clients from all walks of life to help discover ways to find mental emotional balance and ease suffering. I work with a wide range of presenting conditions, such as various forms of Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, trauma (PTSD) and Stress-related Disorders, Sleep Disorders, to name a few. I work with teenagers, couples, women and men. I am particularly inspired in helping men improve their mental health.
In my clinical practice, I adopt an eclectic approach combining, amongst others, the elements of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and elements of Hypnotherapy,
Family Systems, and The Richards Trauma Process.
I aim to combine these various theoretical perspectives in order to find the most appropriate approach for each client. Therefore, thinking patterns, behavioural influences and emotional experiences are equally considered during the therapeutic process. Similarly, together with my clients, I also evaluate the systemic and environmental influences affecting their mental health. Factors such as family dynamics, social interactions and lifestyle choices are all taken into consideration. All of these elements are then holistically and collaboratively evaluated with the client's own insight as a way of finding the most suitable course during the therapeutic intervention."
"An unexamined life is not worth living"
"An Unquestioned Mind is the World of Suffering"