My Approach

The key approach that I employ in my therapeutic work is Psychosynthesis, however, as an integrative therapist, I incorporate elements from various modalities that I have found useful including Trauma-Informed Stabilisation Treatment (TIST), Relational Life Therapy (RLT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

About Psychosynthesis

Psychosynthesis is an integrative transpersonal psychology. This model was developed by Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, a contemporary of Freud and Jung, who saw the value in both Eastern and Western traditions and philosophies. From his studies emerged a new approach, which he called Psychosynthesis.  In its most basic sense, Psychosynthesis is simply a name for the process of personal growth. Assagioli believed that everyone contains within them a drive to evolve, to become the fullest expression of who they can be.

Assagioli believed that while our childhood experience affects our present living, we also have within us the vast human potential for healing and change. He considered difficulties in life not simply as problems to be solved but more as signals or ‘signposts’ that, if followed, explored and worked through will lead us to living a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Psychosynthesis is a method of psychological development and self realisation. For those who refuse to submit passively to the play of forces which is going on within them...and are determined to become the master of their own lives.

- Roberto Assagioli

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About Trauma-Informed Stabilisation Treatment (TIST)

Trauma-Informed Stabilisation Treatment (TIST) is a model developed by Dr Janina Fisher that empowers trauma survivors to overcome self-destructive and addictive behaviours.

 

Based on theoretical principles drawn from neuroscience research on trauma and structural dissociation theory, TIST offers a treatment approach that integrates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, ego state techniques, and Internal Family Systems. It has been used successfully to address the challenges of treating individuals with diagnoses of complex PTSD, borderline personality, bipolar disorder, addictive and eating disorders, and dissociative disorders. TIST focuses on helping clients feel more connected, accepting, and self-compassionate.

About Relational Life Therapy (RLT)

Relational Life Therapy (RLT) is a unique couples therapy approach developed and refined over 30 years by respected psychotherapist, bestselling author and speaker Terry Real. RLT aims to help couples resolve conflicts, develop personal accountability, improve communication, and foster intimacy within their relationship. It does this by creating an atmosphere of intense truth-telling and zeros in with speed, sensitivity, and clarity on the relationship patterns that stand in the way of change.

Nothing is more important in our lives than our relationships. A great relationship boosts your immune system, opens your heart, and keeps you vital and creative. 

- Terry Real