I am trained to work Integratively, which allows me to draw on a range of therapeutic approaches i.e., psychodynamic, CBT, humanistic, and transpersonal. I also specialise in attachment patterns and anger management. Where it seems relevant, I can work with other approaches such as creativity, visualisation, and with the body.
My approach is to respond by tailoring the therapeutic approach/s best suited to a client and their specific needs, as no two people are the same. Within the sessions, I do encourage for a client to go at a pace they feel comfortable. By doing so, this may enable a client to not only trust the space they are in, but could also help for them to open up and share what they could be are struggling with.
In my experience, a client is an expert on their own experiences, thoughts, and feelings. During the initial sessions I will mainly listen to what a client is relaying. This is where I can gain an insight into what a client maybe going both externally and internally.
Moreover, there are many other ways I can offer my support i.e., offering a different perspective. By doing so, a client may be encouraged to self-reflect so they can find the best answer for themselves. Overtime, this can enable a client in making better progress towards achieving their own aims and goals.
Anger management, therapy includes working with clients who would like to manage their angry feelings, these can include passive aggression, open aggression, and assertive anger.
The goal of anger management is to reduce both the emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. You can't get rid of, or avoid, the things or the people that enrage you, nor can you change them, but you can learn to control your reactions.
Uncontrolled anger can have a long-term effect on your mental and physical wellbeing. This can include increased anxiety, high blood pressure, and headaches. At the same time anger can be a positive and useful emotion, if it is expressed appropriately.
In therapy, a client can learn to develop healthy ways to express their anger and frustration. Overtime, by reflecting a client can become aware of their own triggers which may adjust their outlook to how they look at situations.
Additionally, as a takeaway a client can learn long-term strategies to managing impulsive angry emotions i.e., exercise, meditation, breathing techniques etc.
By having the right fit of tools and techniques to hand may boost your mood, lessen the stress on the body, and help you maintain healthy relationships.
Attachment therapy focuses on relationship patterns. Whether you have positive or negative memories from childhood, early attachment experiences form an important foundation for our later social and emotional development, and for our mental health.
Many times, a person’s attachment trait often stays with them into adulthood and can become a model for the way individuals interact with others as adults. Some of the attachment issues we experience are related to forms of childhood trauma, which can affect adult relationships.
Additional examples can include being in an emotionally unavailable relationship; avoiding relationships due to fear of rejection; intense fears of intimacy; being overly attached; or being involved in a co-dependent relationship.
In therapy, a client can reflect whilst gaining an insight into their own attachment style, which could help to develop or improve interactions with family, friends, colleagues, and a trusted significant other.
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