With life, there will almost certainly be struggles that cause any one of us immense suffering. I believe that the therapeutic process allows people to recognize that adverse experiences can, with time, be successfully integrated into one's understanding of the world.
I believe that my main task, as a client-centred talk therapist, is to listen intently and reflect back the emotions and experiences I have gleaned from the words of clients. My understanding of various psychological approaches and principles (including client-centred therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy and psychodynamic therapy), in tandem with this active listening, aids me in developing a deeper understanding of those I sit with. At the forefront of any of my interactions with clients, however, are compassion, relatability and empathy - the core factors that I believe contribute to positive growth and change.