What I work with
Within the understanding of the medical diagnostic model of psychiatry, I work with depression, anxiety, social anxiety, relational problems, bereavement, abuse, PTSD, CPTSD, adoptions issues, stress, work related issues and anger management, self-esteem problems, intercultural and integration issues, identity, acquired brain injuries, BPD, BD, OCD, self-harm, social phobias, personal development and many others.
The Person-centred approach that I use for counselling and psychotherapy sees human suffering as universal, that the problems of living all have the same essential cause and therefore sees no need for individual diagnosis. Therefore, we use different terminology to describe mental health to that of the prevailing medical model of psychiatry. The person-centred approach rejects the medical model of diagnosis as harmful to label and stigmatise people along with the many other issues that it causes, but understands the need to work within this dominant model.