I believe that therapy should be playful and creative, and I try to assist each person to find their unique ways of being. I try to understand each person in their own terms. Although I have learned any number of ‘techniques,’ I think different things work for different people, and I believe in custom tailoring rather than expecting anyone to fit into ready-made garments ‘off the rack.’
I also believe that understanding our past can enrich and help us to deal more effectively with our present. The formative influences of our families, our cultures, our regions and religions, do not disappear when we become adults. We carry them within us in ways that we can learn to identify and then develop compassionate internal relationships. No part of us needs to be exiled or locked up. Rather, it needs to be heard first, so it can then be more inclined to listen -- and join the team.