The approach is integrative, meaning that I draw on and integrate the training I have had in modalities such as humanistic, psychodynamic, and therapeutic relational theories and applications.
In the work, I lean heavily towards a psychodynamic / psychoanalytical framework - which means exploring the roots of your history - which is unique to you.
At the centre of my approach is the cultivating of a secure, safe, and confidential therapeutic environment and relationship. This is key to building a strong therapeutic alliance with clients; it is the bedrock of therapeutic progress, and it must always be a harmless co-created space between therapist and client.
This safe co-created space allows the client to look at perhaps a different way of being; a different way of reacting; to reveal a different narrative than the one that has perhaps caused hurt and pain.
I do not see myself as an expert, you are the expert on you; rather I see myself as a skilled helper in your journey.
“The harvest of psychotherapy is not cure - surely, in our field, that is an illusion - but instead change or growth.”
– Irvin D. Yalom
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
© John Jeremiah Ahearne
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