MY APPROACH TO PSYCHOTHERAPY
Services & What To Expect
I provide individual therapy for young adults and adults in Edinburgh, within short and long-term timeframes, dependant on what is required. Ultimately, I work with individuals who are searching for a different kind of connection with themselves. My guiding principles are collaborative patience, compassion, courage and commitment, from which hopes for the work can be met. I use an integration of therapies and methods, creating a new therapy model for each individual, determined by their nature, willingness for change and what the therapeutic process unearths.
I provide an environment in which the parts of a person that are rarely seen by others but fundamental to how they interact with their lives, can be freely explored. I combine empathy and instinct whilst challenging dysfunctional beliefs and behaviours through honest questions and perceptions. I work to instil self-awareness, using a holistic approach to all cases and the foundation of my work is based on movement towards recovery.
Existential | Clarify identity to establish meaning, purpose and value systems in life and relationships
Psychodynamic | Examine the past to understand how it effects present beliefs and behaviour
Psychosomatic Awareness | Unify the body with the mind to process and experience difficult emotions: develop self-awareness, create physiologic change, enlighten decision making processes to determine future action
Attachment | Understand how early relationships shape current relational patterns
Solution Focused | Draw on established character strength, resource and ability as a way to move forward
Creative Arts | Integrate artistic mediums to further articulate and process emotional states
Cognitive Behavioural | Challenge dysfunctional thought processes to reconstruct cognitive patterns, regulate emotion and improve coping strategies