My approach to psychotherapy is grounded in a fundamental conviction about the potential for positive change that we all have, even when past experiences or our current situation make this hard to accept.
Telling the stories of our own lives, to ourselves or to others, is probably the most fundamental way we make sense of who we are. Some of these stories may be positive and well-known, but others can be less easy to share. Some may even be buried so deep that we struggle to put them into words at all. We can also find ourselves in "two minds" (or even more) about the same events, and struggle to fit competing stories together in a consistent way.
Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is one therapeutic approach I use that many clients find useful. In my experience, IFS can help clients to make sense of their thoughts, feelings and experiences in a direct and accessible way. However, my training also allows me to draw on developmental theory, attachment theory and psychodynamic approaches and my aim is to work with clients in whatever way best supports them to make progress.