My Main Approaches and Quotes I Like
Based on my Humanistic orientation it is my belief that we all have a desire and capacity to live our lives to our best ability. As we go through life, however, we encounter set-backs, obstacles and significant hurdles which may make it less easy to see what is best for us or how to achieve it. I like to discuss with my clients how they are doing now but also make links to their past experiences or underlying behavioural patterns.
Our initial meeting is face to face and we will discuss what you would like to achieve through psychotherapeutic counselling. After this meeting we will both have the opportunity to decide if we feel that we could work together, and if so, we will arrange to meet again. The number of subsequent sessions will depend on your needs and circumstances. We will periodically evaluate your progress and consequently reconsider the number of required sessions as necessary.
I endeavour to be client-led, dedicated to your needs and always respectful of your wishes and decisions.
To demonstrate how my Humanistic therapeutic approach works, please see the below quotes:
Person-Centred: "The task of the counsellor is to be the kind of companion who can relate in such a way that the client can access their own wisdom and recover self-direction" (Mearns & Thorne, 2013)
Gestalt Therapy: "Gestalt therapists believe that people potentially have all the necessary abilities to solve their problems or face their difficulties. However, sometimes they get stuck and need some assistance" (Joyce & Sills, 2014)
Transactional Analysis (TA): "Transactional analysis has a way of understanding and intervening in human behaviour, of empowering people to take responsibility for their lives and transforming their relationships" (Hargaden & Sills, 2002)
My practice is based in Richmond, very near Kew, Mortlake and Sheen.
Should you have any questions regarding my type of therapy or how we might work together, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to answer them promptly.