My Approach to Therapy and Counselling
I believe that everyone is unique with an internal capacity for healing and growth. Rather than applying a particular therapeutic approach (e.g. CBT), I prefer to first explore together who you are as a person and then take a flexible, tailored approach that utilizes who you are and what you already have.
Through discussions and questions, I’d like to identify your unique experiences, skills, character traits, and values. I also pay careful attention to how you describe your problems and struggles and what you would consider therapeutic success.
In a way, I’m utilizing my former training as a criminal lawyer, investigating and looking for clues and patterns to find solutions and build a solid case. Of course, unlike legal work where I was the expert, this process will be collaborative. I may be the expert on the process of therapy, but you are the expert of your own life.
For those who are curious and/or familiar with different modalities in psychotherapy, I’m trained in and influenced by the following:
Ericksonian psychotherapy, relational therapy, emotion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed, and mindfulness.