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My Therapy Approach

As a clinical psychologist, my approach to your assessment and treatment is holistic and personalised. 

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Initially, we'll explore the reasons why you're coming to see me. 

​The triggers or events that may have initially contributed to your present difficulties. We'll also delve into any habits, patterns, or situations that may be exacerbating your current difficulties.

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I also want to know about your protective factors.

These are your strengths, resources, and positive elements in your life that can help buffer against the impact of what's recently happened to set you off balance. Identifying these factors can be integral to building resilience and developing strategies for self-care.

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Lastly, we’ll develop a plan for our work together.

Treatment plans are important but our connection and relationship is the key:

“In my early professional years I was asking the question, How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?”

Carl Rogers (1961)

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My Therapeutic Approaches

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Schema Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Mindfulness and mind-body connection 

  • Polyvagal Theory and practice

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy principles

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The blend of these elements forms your clinical formulation, guiding the development of your unique treatment plan. 

This approach ensures that we address not just your symptoms but also the underlying roots of your mental health challenges, facilitating long-term recovery and growth.

Do you have any questions regarding my therapy approach?

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