As humans we are full of complexities, come from different backgrounds, and have unique life-stories and needs. My philosophy is that one therapeutic approach does not fit all. As such, I have trained and continue to train in a variety evidence-based approaches and tailor my interventions to best fit the needs of my clients. One of my main approaches is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (or CBT) which is considered the gold standard in treating the most common and acute mental health difficulties. . CBT is a compassionate and practical approach that helps individuals challenge unhelpful thinking styles and maladaptive behaviours. However, I believe that CBT can be complemented by more emotionally focused approaches. Emotion Focused Therapy delves deeper into inner emotional experience increasing self-compassion and working through emotional injuries and self-critical processes.
What is a good therapeutic approach without a strong and warm client-therapist relationship? Research suggests that having a caring and unconditionally supportive therapeutic relationship is an essential ingredient for successful client outcomes. I am extremely passionate about my work as a therapist and strive to fully commit to my clients in providing supportive, warm, non-judgmental, empathic, and ethical treatment.
Why seek psychotherapy?
Today, with our miraculous search engine we are only a few clicks away from getting answers to our deepest questions and concerns "Why am I so nervous all the time?" "Why can't I get a handle of my emotions? "How can I make my romantic relationship work?" "Why do I procrastinate and sleep so much instead of doing my work?" "Why can't I seem to get over what happened in my past?" "Why can't I stop worrying about what other people think of me?"
However, it is easy to quickly stumble upon the fact that there is no miraculous solution, and that self-help readings are not always the answer, because unless we share our uniqueness with an objective party, we might miss out on some life-changing learning. We might miss out and the possibility of facing the world with more self-confidence.