How I Can Help

Some of the treatments I support clients with:

  • Depresssion

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Post Traumatic Stress

  • Dealing with Loss/Bereavement

  • Families in Crisis

  • Relationship/Marital Difficulties

  • Panic Attacks

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Chronic Pain

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Friendship Issues, Loneliness, Isolation

  • Workplace Difficulties

  • Problems with Self-esteem

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Sense of Identity and Personal Growth

  • Positive Growth

  • Domestic Violende/Abuse

  • Adults Dealing with Early Sexual Abuse

  • Personality Disorders

 

Individual therapy / psychotherapy / counselling is a process in which clients work on a one-on-one basis with a trained and registered psychologist in a safe, caring and confidential environment to work through different situations which are challenging to them.

The reasons for seeking therapy vary widely, whether dealing with current life or occupational stressors; past or present trauma or grief; journeying through life transitions/changes; or looking for personal growth. 

 

The therapy environment facilitates exploring one’s beliefs, feelings and behaviour and using this to understand oneself and one’s situation better, to make better life choices or develop strategies towards desired change, growth or healing.

The client’s unique needs and the goals of therapy determine the number of sessions and the length of therapy which can vary from several sessions (short-term) to a longer- term process. This is discussed with the therapist in the first consultation.

 

Couples therapy involves a process whereby a couple meets with a therapist to work on specific areas of difficulty in their relationship.

As there are two individuals involved, the relationship is the interaction of their individual needs, beliefs, expectations, backgrounds and personalities. Couples therapy is not necessarily marital therapy. A couple can be married, engaged, dating, divorced, pre-divorce.

Therapy involves addressing current difficulties and communication styles. It also involves providing strategies and identifying the strengths in the relationship to enhance its wellbeing.

Pre-divorce counselling aims to reduce the potential damage of divorce and facilitate constructive co-parenting.

Reasons for couples to seek couple therapy include:

Frequent arguments

Lack of constructive communication

Different goals and values

Lack of intimacy and sexual desire

Jealousy and betrayal

Impact of professional life on the relationship

Financial issues

Adapting to marriage or becoming parents

Family conflicts

Impact of personal issues on the relationship

Abusive or controlling behaviour

Commitment issues

Difficulties to cope with divorce or separation

 

Group therapy is a process where a group of people (usually with similar interests or difficulties) meet on a regular basis with a trained therapist.

Examples are grief groups, divorce adjustment groups, depression and anxiety groups, anger management groups.

The groups are structured in a way as to be a safe and confidential environment in which members can explore, share and learn from others whose difficulties and triumphs in coping and healing they can identify with and be inspired by.