Integrative psychotherapists are trained in a number of psychotherapy models and expertly combine them to create effective bespoke treatment models for individual clients’ symptoms and personality styles, rather than fitting a client around a single training model like CBT or psychoanalysis’.
Drawing on insights from developmental psychology, neuroscience and psychoanalysis, attachment-based psychotherapy focuses on how your style of relating to others and your feelings affects your interpersonal and emotional world. Through interpretation and the therapeutic relationship, it aims to develop greater inner security.
CAT is a leading treatment for relational problems and personality disorders. It highlights and explores your problematic relational, behavioural and thought patterns, their origins and importantly the possible exits. It uses diagrams and formulations to help stabilize clients and accelerate understanding and change.
MBT is a leading psychotherapy in the treatment of more serious mental health conditions. Based on developmental psychology and attachment insights, the treatment uses conversation to assess and improve the client’s capacity to reflect on emotional and relationship dynamics. It can help balance and at times overly-emotional or overly-cognitive temperament.
Trauma treatment is arguably the current area of greatest interest and progress in psychotherapy. Now understood to require an integration of attachment based relational work as well as body-based affect regulation techniques, trauma treatment focuses on helping the client stabilize and control their anxiety before using words and postures to process the traumatic memory.
I also integrate thoughts and techniques from existential psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness as well as skills from UCL training in assessing reflective functioning, the key quality which is observed as improving over the course of successful psychotherapy, correlating with more positive levels of well-being.
A group can be the most advantageous environment for clinical supervision. If you wish to form a group, the fee is £120 for 90 minutes (£60 per supervisee in group of 2 & £40 per supervisee in group of 3).