I believe in humanity’s innate capacity to self-actualize if given an optimal psychological environment as such I strongly ascribe to the Rogerian principles of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. That being said I am also acutely aware of the intricacies of balancing these values against each other to facilitate growth.
I place a strong emphasis on case formulation focussing on the understanding of the presenting problem from a theoretical foundation with the aim to strengthen and develop clinical judgement and skills.
I work from an Integrative Interactional Approach utilising Systems Theory as a meta-theory. This allows me to punctuate my intervention on the most effective level of the system and to incorporate various therapeutic techniques from different therapeutic modalities.
I am well versed in psychological assessment. I believe a strong understanding of the psychological instruments and their standardisation combined with an integrative, holistic understanding of a person’s context is crucial to arriving at accurate conclusions following an assessment.