Psychotherapy allows you to look at the origins of the personal issues that continue to negatively affect you today. In this type of therapy, we look at the influence of early childhood experiences on current life difficulties. The primary objectives are to gain insight, self-understanding, and awareness of the relationship between past
Psychotherapy allows you to look at the origins of the personal issues that continue to negatively affect you today. In this type of therapy, we look at the influence of early childhood experiences on current life difficulties. The primary objectives are to gain insight, self-understanding, and awareness of the relationship between past and present, thereby allowing you the freedom to determine your future. Therapy can be tailored for short term or long term needs.
Types of issues addressed in weekly or
Often the first call to a psychotherapist is the most difficult. I am committed to providing a safe and non judgmental space where together we will be able to alleviate pain and hurt and focus on improving your quality of your life. We will move at the pace most comfortable for you. Often the first call is the most difficult, but it is the first step towards feeling better.
Working under supervision means that a psychotherapist uses the services of another psychotherapist to review their work with patients, their professional development and often their personal development. Supervision is a professional service, rather than a managerial role. The supervisor acts not as a boss, but as a consultant.
All psychotherapists, regardless of experience, need supervision. It is seen as an ethical imperative. Clinical supervision is a formal and disciplined working alliance that is generally, but not necessarily, between a more experienced and a less experienced psychotherapist in which the supervisee’s clinical work is reviewed and reflected upon, with the aims of improving the supervisee’s work with patients; ensuring patient welfare; supporting the supervisee in relation to their work, and supporting the supervisee’s professional development.
Supervision protects patients by involving an impartial third party in the work of a psychotherapist, helping to reduce the risk of serious oversight and helping the psychotherapist concerned to reflect on their own feelings, thoughts, behavior and general approach with the patient.
Supervision is a parallel process to the therapeutic process itself. It is an intimate, intense relationship, conducted within the safety of the relationship’s confidentiality, and following its own, mutually determined course. In this relationship, both supervisor and supervisee bring to bear the fullness of their experience of the material under consideration and of the process of considering it together.
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