In therapy sessions, through conversation and discussion, I help clients identify and
focus on the questions and issues surrounding their mental-health needs. It is also
my goal to help them realize that change is possible.
Many of my clients have special psychological needs. For example, war veterans
undergoing rehabilitation and families facing child protection scenarios often require
a more psycho-social oriented therapy. In such cases, I am able to help clients explore
the social issues surrounding a particular need.
In order to achieve positive change through therapy, it is important to have a healthy and
trusting client/therapist relationship. It is my belief that the healing effects of therapy can
only come in an environment where my clients feel comfortable, respected and safe.
I see each one of my clients as unique and embracing the individual is of great importance
to me. I have set high personal standards in seeking to understand each client and in
identifying the method of therapy best suited to them. I love my work and I make sure
this is reflected in the care and attention I pay my clients.
My therapy style is mostly cognitive-gestalt therapy and family therapy. This means that
during therapy sessions my clients and I often focus on thoughts, behavior patterns,
relationships and achieving overall mental wholeness.
I also use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to help
treat symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This has shown to be an
effective method that can help reduce pain linked to difficult memories.