There are many reasons why people come to therapy – here are some of them ::
- Bipolar Disorder
- Grief & loss
- Chronic illness
- Sexual abuse
- Infertility & reproductive trauma
- Relationships & marriage/couples issues
- Parenting through divorce/separation
- Stepfamily issues
- Unresolved childhood issues
- Migration & culture change
- Personal growth & development
How therapy can help ::
‘An essential first ingredient of any good relationship, is a great relationship with the self’
Behavioural Symptom Relief
For those who are struggling to cope right now. Some strategies to help you get back on your feet and to ensure you maintain health and mental wellbeing. Can be done in Group or individual therapy format.
With a solid platform of strategies to maintain ongoing wellness you are ready for further work – building awareness of your own behavioural patterns. I call this the ‘how’ of behaviour. In this stage of therapy we are building an awareness of unhelpful behavioural patterns that keep on tripping you up. Can be done in Group or individual therapy format or combination of both.
‘Behind every unhelpful behaviour pattern is a very logical and helpful reason – we just have to search for it’. I call this the ‘why’ of behaviour. This part of therapy involves deeper exploration into the origins of current behaviour patterns. We work with what we want to change and aim for understanding and empathy of what happened (usually in childhood) that formulated your behaviour. Individual format recommended for this deep work.
If behaviour change is what you want, the aim here is to grow empathy for the self that felt fearful, rejected or unloved in the past. You are truly getting to know yourself now and with newfound self-understanding and self-love you are healing old wounds, which, once healed, will no longer trip you up. This new learning enables higher self-regard and empathy, and is the foundation of a healthy relationship with the self (a crucial factor in intimate relationships with others). Group, individual or combination of both for this work is recommended.
Short-term Relationship Therapy
Necessary during times of crisis or change, however the best relationship work is done without your partner, either in individual sessions or group format.
‘You cannot change anyone… you can only change yourself’