My theoretical framework

As an integrative practitioner, I work within a framework that incorporates multiple theoretical concepts, approaches and techniques.  My core approach is a humanistic-integrative model with a primary allegiance to existential-phenomenological approaches.  I further draw from relational and developmental models that include neurobiological, Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness-based therapies and relational psychoanalytic models.

I work holistically with an emphasis on the inter-relationships between our thinking, feeling and physical selves and draw extensively from Internal Family Systems and Structural Dissociation or the ‘Parts’ model which offers a transformative, integrative approach.

For me, a relational approach offers a co-created and reciprocal exchange that seeks to foster positive change and growth through an authentic, creative and valuing relationship.