My approach to counseling is sometimes referred to as "insight-oriented therapy" or "psychodynamic psychotherapy." Put simply, I believe that we all have old patterns and responses that have developed over the course of our lives.
Often, we are not aware of how, when or where these patterns and responses began. But we know that we are stuck in the same old rut. We carry negative messages with us like a tape that we play over and over. They manifest themselves in many different areas of our lives (family, work, friendships), but the result always feels remarkably and uncomfortably familiar.
By looking more closely at our fears, worries, doubts and self-destructive impulses, we can understand where they come from and why they hold us back. More importantly, we can begin to challenge them and remove the control they have over our lives.