trained as a clinical psychologist both in England and in France.
In my private practice, for most patients, my preferred approach is CBT (Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy), which focuses on identifying and resolving the
specific difficulties you are currently facing : depression, phobia,
anxiety, relationships, eating disorders, difficulties at school, in the
work place... The techniques adapt easily to a vast range of issues and
allow the client to become an active participant in the therapeutic
process. According to several validated studies, CBT offers a more rapid
success rate” than most other approaches.
For clients who have experienced trauma (single event ‘big T’ trauma or
multiple, repeated ‘small t’ traumas), I find that EMDR is a
particularly effective method. Trauma can have a lasting impact on our
ability to act positively or rationally in certain situations and the
emotional pain is not lessened with time. EMDR enables our brains to
integrate the painful experience more completely, freeing us to react in
a more adaptive way, unhampered by our extreme emotions.
I also draw on Systems Theory
(the study of relationships rather than individuals), Transactional
Analysis and Psychodynamic Theory.