For much of my career I have had a strong cognitive-behavioural approach. I loved CBT, and trained in applying it to people with different kinds of struggles. Then I trained in DBT and provided it individually and in groups. Both of these therapies play important roles in helping people who are suffering deeply with anxiety, depression, and more.
Currently I have a very strong interest in helping people make their way through trauma to find a life where they have healed and their trauma no long haunts them. EMDR Therapy is an amazing tool for this, and being able to practice EMDR Therapy is something I consider to be a gift. Ego State Therapy works very well when used to augment EMDR Therapy. It can also be a strong tool to use on its own at times.
Finally, Somatic therapy informs my practice with its unique lens and can play a key role in healing.
Whenever I work with someone I am strengths-based. In a client-centered manner, I focus my practice around what they need and want right now and in the future. I may make recommendations, but I do not have my own agenda. Sometimes our work together involves addressing a specific problem using solution-focused brief counselling, while other times it is much more broad. I also apply best practice, evidence-based strategies to make sure clients receive the right care.
Finally, I have noticed that I often believe in my clients more than they believe in themselves. That's okay. I can hold onto your hope for you, until you are ready to reach out and take it back.