As a person I have always placed a high value on finding a profession that I find both meaningful and rewarding and I feel very fortunate to have found this in my role as a therapist. Having this passion for my work inspires me to do my best for my clients, to provide effective therapy and maintain high standards of care.
I am passionate about CBT because it is an active, practical, solution-focused approach. It teaches people how to take care of their emotional wellbeing by learning about themselves, the patterns they fall into and methods for breaking free from those patterns. CBT is an empowering approach because it is designed to help people become their own therapists by learning new skills and knowledge that they can use both now and in the future.
CBT is well established as an effective form of therapy, but in my view what really makes therapy effective is the relationship a person forms with their therapist. When I work with clients this is a priority for me. The values that define my relationships with clients are trust, care, compassion, honesty and respect. It is important to me that my clients feel confident that I will be sensitive to their experiences, empathetic and supportive.
By working collaboratively, I aspire to help people gain a better understanding of their difficulties and find new and more helpful ways of dealing with them.