Psychological problems and emotional distress tend to develop as a result of complex interactions between:
- a person’s neurobiological “wiring” and biologically-driven predispositions
- a person’s environmental experiences (such as their experiences of growing up within the context of family, school, peers and communities, relationships, cultural and social norms, exposure to various belief systems, trauma and other important events), and
- a person’s own belief/value system and way of appraising and interpreting people and events
My clinical work consists of assessment, formulation, education and therapy.
Therapy is individually tailored to each client’s needs and interests, drawing on humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioural principles and techniques.
I engage with my clients in a focused, goal-oriented, friendly, relaxed and collaborative manner. The number of therapy sessions recommended following an assessment can vary from 2 to 26+, and they usually take place on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis based on client preference. Sessions are of 50-60 minutes duration.