Unconditional Positive Regard Every Step of the Way
Foundations of Practice
Three key foundations of my therapeutic approach are: better awareness of our hearts and minds, an empathetic and compassionate therapy space and finding meaning and purpose in painful circumstances.
Awaken Hearts, Awaken Minds
Mindfulness practices are used to ground ourselves as thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations flood our senses. Exercising defusion of thoughts and opening to feelings, we may find greater space to choose actions that are in line with our values. In addition, Forest Therapy is an evolving area to increase our perspective of self and our environment that can further increase our awareness.
Research has shown that a strong client-therapist relationship contributes to better outcomes. Unconditional acceptance of my clients is an important aspect of this alliance. Working at the pace of my clients is another focus. With a sense of common humanity, I endeavour to bring compassion into the healing process. Lastly, I actively encourage my clients to begin again, making moves towards their values.
Meaning and Purpose
Viktor Frankl posits that finding meaning and purpose in painful circumstances is essential for us to live our lives fully. Meaning making in the face of shattered beliefs is important in the rapid changes and challenges of modern day life. My thesis for my Master in Clinical Psychology is on meaning making and I help my clients utilise this approach to work through their difficulties in life.
Individual therapy for adults and adolescents.
Depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia and related illnesses, bipolar disorder and personality traits difficulties are areas that I cover.
In addition, tackling difficulties with personal growth is my area of work too.
Exploration on the meaning of life and spirituality are also important topics in my sessions.
Modalities of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Prolonged Exposure (PE)
Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT)