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, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and relational psychoanalytic models.

I aim to work holistically, with a ‘top-down, bottom-up’ approach that emphasises the inter-relationships between our cognitive, emotional, autonomic and physical selves.  I draw extensively from The Structural Dissociation or ‘Parts’ model which is a powerful and transformative approach.  It is, in itself, integrative and combines CBT, psychodynamic theory, sensorimotor psychotherapy, neuroscience, Internal Family Systems and Mindfulness-based therapies.

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.