Theories and Therapies
My theoretical orientation is an integration of many different approaches; however, I have always been most drawn to humanist therapies, particularly person-centred and existential therapies. I believe in the idea that the client is the expert in his/her own life, and I also find that the existential concepts can be used to understand a large number of presenting issues from a holistic perspective. In addition, I work from narrative, attachment, and strengths-based perspectives. Working in multicultural contexts, these approaches align with my deep respect for cultural diversity and cultural autonomy. I have also completed additional training in Self-Regulation Therapy, a neuropsychological approach that is especially useful for trauma. Although I tend toward the above-mentioned frameworks, I have a broad knowledge of many theories, and I endeavour to select the theoretical approach(es) that are the best fit for my client's worldview. For instance, I often integrate cognitive-behavioural therapy with any other therapies to provide tangible tools and structure, as well as expressive arts therapies for my more visual clients. Use the links below to access additional information about Person-Centred Therapy, Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Self-Regulation Therapy.