The word psychotherapy itself comes from two words, psyche, which means ‘soul’, and therapy, which comes from the Greek word therapeuein, meaning ‘to render service to’. So, psychotherapy actually means to render service to the soul. Therefore, when working with clients, I try to hold the deeper complexity and the mystery of the psyche and the particular life and cultural circumstances of the client in mind and strive to reach a deeper understanding of the particular issues that have brought that person into therapy. In my clinical experience, this desire for deeper understanding and non-judgmental attitude of acceptance, openness and compassion in working with clients allows for a flexibility in approach, so that various treatment techniques can be utilized in order to remain deeply attuned to the psychological needs of each client at the different stages of inner work.
When working with clients, I try to hold the deeper complexity and the mystery of the psyche and the particular life situation of the client in mind and strive to reach a deeper understanding of the issues which have brought them into therapy. I utilize all my training and clinical experiences over the past 30 years to apply various techniques and blend several approaches to facilitate a deeper understanding and the process of change and transformation.
In providing in-depth psychotherapy or analysis, I use various approaches, which can range from psychodynamic and analytical ways of working, to relational, archetypal, developmental approaches towards understanding emotional and psychological issues. Treatment can include active imagination, dream work, sand play, guided imagery and other forms of creative art therapy. It can be any or a combination of above methods and include approaches from other schools of psychotherapy, such as self-psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and so on. In working with each client, I try to arrive at a deeper understanding of what their needs are which have brought them into therapy and support them in achieving a deeper understanding of themselves and their goal in therapy.