I offer individual therapy sessions using the Creative Nondirective Approach (CNDA), working with adults only.
What Happens During the Therapy?
The Helping Relationship Therapist, over the course of encounters that take place at regular intervals, encourages clients to talk about themselves, about the events in their life and how they face them, to share their life history and experiences, and to freely express such experiences, emotions, feelings and inner resistances in their everyday life as well as during the session with the therapist (the helper).
The Helping Relationship Therapist, through these actions, accompanies the client as she or he moves through the different stages in the process of “creative change,” as identified by CNDA founder Colette Portelance:
- Awareness of oneself
- Acceptance of who one is
- Assuming responsibility for who one is and what one does
- Expression of one’s inner world, one’s emotional experience and feelings
- Observation of the successive stages of one’s development, leading to new discovering about oneself
- Choosing protective mechanisms
- Shifting to creative action
Over the course of the sessions, depending on the situation, various projective methods may be used. Such methods may have a suggestive impact, in the sense that they may stimulate the unconscious and trigger the memories of current or past experiences. They can also make it possible to explore hidden areas or throw new light on areas of which the client is already aware.