What therapy is like in general:
Therapy is a process whereby the therapist assists the client in working through the chief complaint(s) that brings the client to therapy. Typically clients see a therapist once per week for a 50 minute session, sometimes more or less regularly depending on each individual’s needs. Therapy could last anywhere between several sessions to several years. This all depends on the client, the therapist and their progress together. Of course, the client is free to terminate therapy at any point with no obligation to stay.
In general, there is a beginning phase where the client and therapist determine the issue, any contributing factors and what has already been tried to address it. During the middle stage of therapy, the therapist and client work together in a variety of ways to empower the client in managing the issue. In the final stage of therapy, the issue is resolved or the client no longer sees the issue as a problem. This is when the therapist and client come to closure and therapy ends. In essence, the whole point of therapy is to make it no longer necessary!
What you may expect from me:
I will create a safe, open-minded and empathic space for you to explore and express your deepest truth. I promise to both inspire and challenge you as we focus on your success. By drawing on practical and creative measures and working at a pace that suits you, I will encourage you to:
- use a mindful approach by developing greater understanding and compassion for your experience
- gain greater awareness of yourself as a whole person in body, mind and spirit
- mobilize your innate strengths and resources towards achieving your goals.
- Mindfulness Psychology
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Holistic/Transpersonal Psychology
- Humanistic Psychology
- Somatic Psychology
- Narrative Psychology