Home-based Therapy

For my first ten years as a therapist I worked with clients in an office. This is what we tend to think of with mental health therapy. But, I now see this model as flawed. If I am having problems with my car I can take it to the mechanic, describe what is wrong and ask them to fix it. But, I would be disappointed if they did not, first, take it for a test drive and experience the problem themselves. Without their experienced first-hand observations the work is simply not as reliable. Home-based therapy, also referred to as in-home…

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Counselling Styles

On the internet there are piles of information describing different theories, models and approaches to counselling & psychotherapy. And, frankly, it can be confusing to sort through. While there are different categories of counselling theories, over time, most professionals develop their own eclectic styles. Built from their professional experience therapists find the mix of approaches that fit with their own personality and life experience. My core practice framework is a psychodynamic family focused attachment therapy.  A general goal of psychodynamic  therapy is to help clients gain insight into how current emotional and behavioural challenges can be driven by past experiences,…

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Free Consultation

What is a free consultation?It is a scheduled time for a prospective client, carers and/or family to consult with a therapist about identified problems.  With this initial information potential strategies and realistic expectations can then be discussed. Consultations can be held in-person, via video or telephone.Why do I offer a free consultation?1. A chance for you to compare therapists and therapies.All therapists are NOT the same. Therapy is, by nature, a mixture of science and art. The service a therapist provides will be influenced by their practice frameworks, education, professional experience, life experience and their own personality.  2. There is…

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