THERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES
As a psychologist the central focus in my work is to help my clients explore their unique, subjective experience and to make sense of it in a way which is both deeply meaningful and healing. By understanding strengths and weaknesses in the light of early experiences which have shaped them, emotional distress is relieved and individuals are empowered to make more effective choices. From this perspective psychotherapy becomes more user friendly.
Often we can only really see ourselves in the mirror provided by another. The framework of empathic understanding and support provided by the psychotherapeutic relationship enables the client to see him- or herself more clearly. I believe that this is my greatest strength as a therapist.
Because each person is unique, there can be no set formula for helping people find solutions to their problems. Rather, I work with each client to arrive at treatment goals which reflect their particular needs and set of circumstances. Then, by attending carefully and non-judgmentally to what is being presented, I develop intervention strategies to optimize the client’s ability to achieve these goals. Psychotherapy therefore becomes more relational and less confrontational.