What is my counselling philosophy?
The research shows the most effective therapy is due not the type
of therapy offered but the relationship that develops between the
client and therapist. For this reason Integrative therapy draws on
the major schools of therapeutic thought.
The Integrative approach has been popularised by Petrusha Clarkson.
The training includes the personal, the past, the practical, the parental
and the philosophical. My approach can incorporate drawing,
poetry and or visualisation techniques.
I also use Solution-Focused Therapy to clarify goals and get results quickly.
How would your life look if you woke up tomorrow and your problem had
disappeared. What will have changed in your behaviour?
I see myself as offering a non-institutionalised service. There will not
be a rush to put a label on difficulties. The focus will be on establishing
a healthy relationship, exploring feelings and ideas, and gently challenging