My particular model of integration is based on a relational-developmental model, working on the premise that our childhood experiences affect how we are today, our relationships, our worldview and the strategies we use to survive.
In therapy we will talk about your feelings in your current circumstances aiming to identify and improve your ways of coping. I will discuss with you the various options that may be made to enable you to find greater clarity in making your own choices.
Therapy provides an opportunity for us to reflect on how you are living your life, who you are, what you do and what you feel in the present and how this might be related to your past experiences. A better understanding of yourself and how you are in relationships may bring the possibility of lasting change.
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is a key factor in achieving good therapeutic outcomes. Therefore my aim is to provide a safe, confidential space which allows us to explore collaboratively whatever issues have contributed to your choice to seek therapy at this time.
In the initial session we will discuss what you hope to gain from sessions and whether and how we might work together. You may wish to focus on a specific problem or feel generally dissatisfied with the way your life is going or you may simply wish to find out more about yourself . We will discuss and agree the focus for our work and how long we will work for. This will be open to review at any time.