Integrative Counselling

I believe in the power of a strong therapeutic alliance. As an integrative relational therapist, I blend psychodynamic and humanistic schools of counselling to tailor my therapeutic interventions to align with your unique needs.

The psychodynamic approach is based on the belief that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are influenced by unconscious processes and early life experiences. It emphasises the role of the unconscious mind in shaping our thoughts and behaviours. Psychodynamic therapy aims to explore and bring awareness to these unconscious patterns, conflicts, and unresolved issues, which may be affecting your current thoughts, emotions, and relationships. By understanding and resolving these underlying factors, psychodynamic therapy seeks to promote insight, self-awareness, and emotional healing.

The humanistic approach to therapy focuses on the individual's inherent capacity for growth, self-actualisation, and personal fulfilment. It emphasises the importance of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and taking responsibility for one's own choices and actions. Humanistic therapy places a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and creating a safe and non-judgmental space for exploration and expression. The therapist acts as a supportive and empathic guide, helping you gain insight into your values, beliefs, and personal strengths. The goal of humanistic therapy is to foster personal growth, enhance self-esteem, and promote a greater sense of authenticity and fulfilment in life.

It's important to note that while the psychodynamic approach tends to focus on exploring unconscious processes and early life experiences, the humanistic approach is more centred on the present moment and the individual's capacity for self-directed growth.

My approach creates a safe, non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your concerns and we can work collaboratively towards your goals. I will customise my therapeutic interventions to align with your unique needs and preferences, ensuring you feel heard, understood, and empowered throughout the process.