All the ‘hats’ I am wearing as a therapist

With all my years of experience, I am finding myself offering versatile options of services.   I work with individuals, couples and also as a supervisor and a life coach. I work short term and long-term. I work integratively, which means incorporating various different models and forming a personal approach – informed by the theories and thinking of these models.

What does all that mean to me?   At a glance, it might look like I am ‘Jack of all traits’?  Maybe, but equally I could say that this is a product of many years of training and practice.  BACP accreditation advocates continued professional development, which I take seriously.  Apart from requirement, this satisfies my thirst for more knowledge. On- going learning gives me a wealth of outlooks. It both challenges and validates my work, my thinking, my perceptions and my understanding.

The underlying theme to all of this for me is a growing understanding of the human behaviour and condition.  Developments in Neuroscience confirm many of the theories, established by psychological thinkers during the years. This feels affirming, as well as shedding a new light on what we do as therapists.

I very much enjoy this versatility I have described. Equally, I am very grateful for the opportunities this is offering me. My work enriches me as a person. I learn so much from my interaction with my clients, which in turn makes me a more competent therapist – I hope. The therapeutic process is a two way experience – there are two of us (or three, in the case of couples work) in the room. There is an interaction, a mirroring and a reflection.  Being social creatures as we are, we need this interplay with other people.

One Comment

  1. Very much enjoy reading your blog, both of them.. Hats and drop of water equally enjoyable and insightful.. And for prospective clients.. a deeper look into who you are. Keep up the good work.. I’m sure you will, as you said’ it just flows out of you’.
    Big love,
    Sonja xxoxx

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