The Pluralistic Approach
The Pluralistic approach is based on Humanistic ethics, placing the client at the centre of the therapeutic process. The specificity of this approach is that a range of existing therapy methods and tasks can be used and integrated based on a client’s choice and ongoing collaboration and dialogue with the therapist.
How I work
Healing takes different forms for different individuals. It can happen with gaining a clearer understanding of oneself, sometimes with understanding how one's thoughts impact on emotions and behaviours. Healing could come with a sense of reconnecting to intuition and feelings. For some, it can be about learning to live in the moment, or with feeling empowered to face one's fears.
In my practice, I integrate different therapy methods in order to offer the most helpful therapeutic approach to each individual client. In the first few sessions, I aim to collaborate on tailoring areas of focus and to create a shared understanding. I listen empathically while encouraging transparent communication, and eliciting feedback. I work in psychotherapy research, which supports a practice that is evidence-based.
What I can help with
I have experience and can help with symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, bipolar disorder, psychosis, trauma, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body image, existential anxiety, and dependency.
I can also help with career counselling, interpersonal problems, emotional regulation, anger management, and addictions.
Influences in my pluralistic practice
I am trained and have experience working with the following therapy models, which influence my pluralistic practice:
- Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Existential Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Person-Centred Therapy
For more details about influences in my practice, please see my Articles page
I offer counselling sessions in English and French.