What is Talk Therapy?
Talk therapy, talking therapy or psychotherapy is a form of psychological treatment which involves meeting with a qualified therapist to talk about your feelings and thoughts and how these affect your behaviour and wellbeing (NICE Guidelines).
It is important for you to feel safe and comfortable in the therapy space which will be private and confidential. Oftentimes, people come to therapy to address one issue and discover there are many other issues that are connected. The most important thing is to be able to develop feelings of trust and connection with your therapist – having a positive rapport with your therapist will make it easier for you to share about yourself.
My Approach to Talk Therapy
I am quite flexible and adaptable in my approach and will work according to the individual’s needs. Overall, I work in a humanistic, holistic, creative and eclectic way, and I am guided by these approaches:
Person-Centred – I will show you empathy and unconditional positive regard, support you to find your own voice and answers, follow your lead in the sessions (and not tell you what to think or what to do).
Psychodynamic – I will help you gain a better understanding of your thoughts and behaviours which may not be in your immediate awareness. We can work on a deeper level by getting to the heart of the issue, and think about how your past connects to you in the here and now.
Humanistic – I will see you as a whole person and not judge you based on your condition, problem or situation. I will support you to develop all aspects of yourself (spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, physical and creative) so that you may build on your inner strengths and resources, and be able to heal and fully grow.