Therapeutic Approach

Our approach to wellbeing is informed by theory, research and evidence from the fields of Psychology, Attachment Theory, Developmental Neuroscience, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Arousal Regulation and Neuropsychology. In particular we have been influenced by the work of Daniel Siegel, Bessel van der Kolk, Marsha Linehan, Ron Kurtz, Peter Levine, Allan Schore, Richard Schwartz, Pat Ogden, Stephen Porges, Norman Doidge, Gabor Mate, Stan Tatkin, John and Julie Gottman, Tara Brach, and Kristin Neff. 

We adopt a holistic framework that recognises the connection between the body and the mind, and the impact of our early attachment experiences in shaping the development of our brain and nervous system, our perceptions, and the way in which we think, feel, respond and relate to ourselves, others, and the world. Our philosophy is Trauma Informed, integrating current research in the Neuroscience of Trauma with somatic, sensorimotor and mindfulness based interventions. 

We have trained in disciplines that address the cognitive, behavioural, social, relational, contemplative, spiritual, somatic and biological aspects of human psychology. These include: 

Hakomi (Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapy)

Mindfulness

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing

Psychobiological Approaches to Couples Therapy