Therapeutic Approach:

Psychotherapy is mostly conducted from a psychodynamic stance. The essential features of psychodynamic psychotherapy is the use of exploratory, interpretive, and supportive interventions as appropriate to the needs of the client. The emphasis is on uncovering emotional distress and understanding past painful experiences, with the goal of increasing understanding and facilitating adaptive functioning.

I view the client as partner in the process, who can make meaningful choices about the direction of therapeutic work. A wide range of psychodynamic techniques are used with variability in application.

As Clinical Psychologist I am further familiar with the therapeutic modalities of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Supportive Therapy. These can be employed instead of a psychodynamic approach if it is indicated to be better suited to the client’s needs. 

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