How I Can Help
Some of the treatments I support clients with:
Stress and Anxiety
Post Traumatic Stress
Dealing with Loss/Bereavement
Families in Crisis
Friendship Issues, Loneliness, Isolation
Problems with Self-esteem
Family of Origin Issues
Sense of Identity and Personal Growth
Adults Dealing with Early Sexual Abuse
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:
Lack of constructive communication
Different goals and values
Lack of intimacy and sexual desire
Jealousy and betrayal
Impact of professional life on the relationship
Adapting to marriage or becoming parents
Impact of personal issues on the relationship
Abusive or controlling behaviour
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.