We tailor our treatment approach based on your needs, targeting your specific problems and working towards your individual goals. We recognize that each individual is unique, and the reasons for your struggles are not necessarily the same as everyone else’s. We understand that you have your own way of understanding, perceiving and behaving, which will affect how and why you struggle. We ensure to adjust psychotherapy to suit YOU to ensure the best possible outcome.
We work collaboratively with you. We are not here to be like everyone else in your life. We’re not here to tell you what to do or how to do it. We won’t give you advice or tell you how to live your life. If we did, we would be no different from your friends or family. After all, if speaking to your friends or family was helpful, you wouldn’t need the help that you are now seeking. Instead, we each believe in teamwork, and together, we figure out the best course of action based on your needs and our expertise. We expect you to take an active approach in your own recovery, while we help guide you through it.
We believe in creating a warm, supportive atmosphere to facilitate your growth. We always make sure we understand exactly what you’re going through, and we are skilled at making you feel that you can be very open with us. We invite you to be you; free from any disguises or lies. You deserve to feel safe, understood and respected; and we will reinforce that every step of the way.
We are genuine, honest and direct. While we are warm and empathic, we also believe in being very straightforward with our clients. This means that we don’t sugar-coat things, nor do we say things just to please you. Instead, we tell it like it is, always keeping in mind what you’re ready to hear at any given moment. We believe this helps you see things differently and challenges you to grow. In addition, we don’t hide behind the mask of a cold, impartial therapist, like what you might see on TV. Instead, we are very genuine with our clients, and we act like ourselves. We believe this is essential for forming a good working alliance that leads to real change.
We will receive you openly and without judgement. We are here to encourage you to take the steps necessary for change while we stand by to support you even when you falter. After all, getting back up after we have fallen is better with the right type of support and encouragement. We are here to provide that to you.