When it comes to therapy, one size does not fit all. Therefore, integrative therapy may be the most suitable therapy option for you. For example, if you would like to work in a time-limited and very solution-focused way, we can incorporate elements from CBT and person-centred therapy (PCT) to help you to achieve your therapy goals.
Although I don’t offer “pure” person-centred therapy, my way of working as a counselling psychologist has been influenced by it. PCT is one of the many humanistic therapies. It is based on the therapeutic core conditions introduced by Carl Rogers:
- unconditional positive regard
- congruence (genuineness).
The idea of PCT is that if a client is offered an environment where they feel safe to be their authentic self and feel that the therapist understands them, change is likely to take place.
Trauma work incorporated educating you about the impact of trauma (psychological and physical) on your brain and body, helping you to develop coping strategies for powerful emotions and track where those emotions might be located in your body, as well as learning to release the tension in the body. Trauma work is a real mixture of approaches from compassionate-focused therapy, CBT, attachment work and somatic experiencing. Everybody is different and the therapy will be tailored to your needs.
Regardless of how we decide to work, my aim is to offer you therapy that help you with your difficulties and you feel more empowered. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.