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I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy and I draw on behavioural therapy and biofeedback techniques according to the needs of the individual.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a method of verbal communication which seeks to help find ways to manage problems of living and relief from emotional pain. 

Psychotherapy provides an empathic, safe therapeutic relationship in which an individual can experience and explore habitual patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving so that they can find insight and develop. Psychotherapy supports the use of insights about old patterns to create new meaning and new action in ways that can enhance lives.

People seek therapy because they have not been able to develop a stable resolution for their difficulties on their own or with the help of friends and family members.

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback

Where appropriate I integrate Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback, an evidence-based treatment modality, into the sessions.  Heart Rate Variability biofeedback involves training to adjust breathing rate according to heart beat patterns so that a nervous system is better regulated.  Along with building the capacity to self-regulate this assists with mind/body integration.  In building a self-regulatory capacity, biofeedback is regarded as beneficial in assisting the management of trauma, reducing stress and increasing focus.   

Introductory neurocognitive functioning assessment

When applicable I utilize contemporary on-line brain-based models to assess emotional and cognitive functioning. 

Recognised provider of the Department of Veteran Affairs counselling for veteran's service.  

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