Directive and Non-Directive ApproachES
Dr. Pinaud’s approach is to assist clients to discover for themselves what may be blocking them from positive movement and desired outcomes. From this point of discovery, awareness shifts and self-directed answers and solutions come into play. This non-directive approach is far more effective than a counsellor using a direct approach assessing and telling a client what they should do. His non-directive approach is not a passive interaction between a therapist and a client but does involve careful selection of questions that allow for self-discovery.
Sometimes in critical situations, such as a marriage crisis, a family critical incident, or a major trauma, a directive approach is needed to reduce a potential danger, stabilize a situation, or reduce an intense emotional reaction and will be employed accordingly.