Trauma studies have identified automatic adaptive and protective mechanisms operating outside of conscious control. The "fight or flight" response, for example, is activated at times of real or perceived threat. Problematic panic and anxiety reflect a fully functional, important instinctual mechanism (a strength) just needing a "pause button" installed for calmer functioning.
The strengths perspective helps me to scan for the resources needed in you to resolve your concern.
The influences that guide my work and contribute to the strengths perspective have been derived from studies, experience or training in: systems theory, Jungian therapy, cognitive therapy, object relations theory, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, hypnosis, breath work, narrative therapy, ego-state therapy, solution focused therapy, music therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and more.