Integrative Psychotherapy aims to facilitate wholeness between the feeling, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning in other words the whole person. This is done in part through looking at aspects of the self that you may be unaware of and making them conscious. Or perhaps there is a disowned or unresolved aspect here too the goal is to integrate these parts into a cohesive whole. Integrative psychotherapy involves the tailoring of my approach by drawing on my knowledge of different schools of psychotherapy according to what my experience tells me will work best with your personality and situation.
I work in a way that is warm, empathic, non-judgemental, and direct. I am not a therapist who will stare at you in silence. I also believe there is a place for humour in therapy. My work draws on many theoretical orientations and styles. Because each person is unique, my work is different with every person that I see. I tailor my approach to help you and your individual needs.
I offer a comfortable and confidential space where you can look at your life free of expectation or judgement. It may be that you want to work through childhood or relationship issues. Perhaps you are undergoing an important change in your life or are confused by your options. Maybe you are experiencing prolonged anxiety, depression, emptiness, or a loss of meaning or purpose. Therapy can help you make sense of your situation and help you live a more fulfilling life. It can give you new tools to handle conflict and challenge, and free you from behaviours that hold you back from the life you deserve.
Together we can explore whatever issues arise, working towards such themes as freedom, forgiveness, acceptance, security, growth, meaning, clarity, authenticity, spontaneity, and joy. Life is worth living well, that means a life feeling grounded and motivated. It means living without guilt, shame and anxiety at every turn, and instead a life with more inner peace and a sense of purpose.