I would describe my approach to counselling as integrative, pluralistic and multicultural.
In my clinical practice, I use elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (in particular Reality Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy), Person Centered, Gestalt, Adler’s Individual Psychology, Existential and some elements of Art and Play Therapy when appropriate depending on the clients’ needs.
To effectively assess the client on the first session I use Clinical Outcomes in the Routine Evaluation Form. I use this assessment form, every eight to ten weeks to measure and record the client’s progress. This helps me to evaluate psychological distress and allows me an insight to the client’s most important aspects of mental health such as clients’ well-being, symptoms of depression, anxiety and trauma, social functioning and functioning in general and the risk factors to themselves and to others.