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PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC PATH

My role is to first help you define your intentions and goals that you wish to achieve through our work together. Your task is to express yourself as freely as possible about your situation and the significant experiences in your life, even if it sometimes seems silly-serious, unbelievable-obvious, contradictory or embarrassing to do so. This principle is called free association. By freely expressing your mental activity through our conversation we will develop knowledge about your psychological functioning. We will develop together a therapeutic relationship whose intention is to encourage your health (psychological balance) and your happiness. The quality of our relationship is the main factor that explains the effectiveness of psychotherapy. In that regard, I invite you to share with me your impressions about our work together and what you experience with me within our meetings and I commit myself to do so as well.

 

Your personal story and the meaning you give to it is unique, just like you. Part of our work is to examine the connections between your past experiences and what is happening (and repeating-cycling) in your present life. Defining your intentions and who you want to be in the future are also important to give direction to your psychotherapy.

 

Another part is becoming more aware of internal dialogue and precising the words used in the conversation between different parts of self and their relationship with emotional experience and perception. Identifying the networks of meaning and associations formed by words and their representations will help the understanding of your belief systems that influence your experience of the here-and-now. Like breathing, thought processes are often automatic and can be influenced when brought into awareness in the present.

 

Another aspect is learning about our emotions who are there to inform us of our needs (internal state) and what is happening in our environment (external world) and the interaction between the two (contact).

 

I use ideas and ways of intervention from various approaches in psychology, depending on the specific characteristics of the person consulting and their situation. This approach is called “integrative”. However, my basic training is in psychoanalysis and predominantly use psychodynamic understandings in my clinical comprehensions. I am naturally humanist-existential in my way of being. My vision of the human being is holistic. The body, mind and spirit are inextricably linked and influence each other. For more information on the different schools of thought or theoretical orientations to psychotherapy : https://www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/web/english/theoretical-orientations

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