Pluralistic practice offers a collaborative,personalised and flexible approach. Pluralism embraces a ‘both/and’ philosophy, the idea that there is more than one way to look at things, more than one way to solve a problem. This means we will draw on a range of approaches.  Being pluralistic also means I put your needs and preferences at the centre of all that we do.

Working collaboratively is key to pluralistic practice: we will explore and and come to a shared understanding of where you are now, and then jointly consider ways to that you might move forward, drawing from many methods and approaches to suit your needs and preferences. We might identify goals you want to aim for and tasks that will help you reach those goals, drawing on a variety of methods to suit you and doing some creative problem solving along the way. There might be activities or techniques that you have heard about and would like to try, and I will offer a choice of suggestions for you to consider. I will explain anything that is new or unfamiliar, so that you are always in a position to choose. We will also identify your strengths and resources and see what else might help as you work to meet your goals. And we will review progress regularly in an open, honest and productive partnership of equals.

All of these aspects form part of pluralistic practice, an approach that very much puts you and your preferences at the centre of all our decisions.

Pluralistic practice = a collaborative, personalised and flexible approach

Pluralistic coaching and counselling can include methods and activities from many schools of thought, perhaps including: Carl Rogers’ person-centred approach; solution focused therapy (SFT); mindfulness; narrative therapy; transactional analysis (TA); cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); compassion focussed therapy (CFT); psychodynamic techniques; gestalt therapy – and more!

The important thing is that we work in ways that you feel are right for you, so that you feel heard and understood and can find ways forward that are meaningful for you.