I believe that the relationship we have with ourselves is vital for our emotional health and wellbeing. Therapy is a deeply personal journey of self-discovery and growth. It is a safe space for you to speak your truth without judgement, feel your emotions and learn new ways of coping.
Some common issues that people seek counselling for are:
Abuse & domestic violence
Anxiety & depression
Assertiveness & communication
Building better relationships
Grief, loss, & bereavement
Family of origin issues
Life transitions & adjustments (including migration & cultural issues)
Pregnancy and miscarriage
Self-esteem and self-worth
Spirituality (Christian perspective)
Workplace issues (including critical incidents)
6 ways therapy can help you
Develop self-awareness and knowledge
Knowledge is power and I empower you through psychoeducation to help you understand more of who you are, the coping mechanisms you have developed from past experiences and how they develop into patterns of feeling, thinking and functioning. The brain is highly and new information can be integrated to give you more choice on how to react, and increase your capacity to grow and transform.
Discover your unique strengths and resources
I work from a strength-based approach to discover and honour the strengths and resources you already possess, as well as develop new skills.
Strengthen the connection between heart, mind and body
Research shows that healing, especially from traumatic experiences, doesn't just occur through changing our thinking (top-down), but through learning how to mindfully tune into our body and emotions (bottom-up). I create a safe holding space to help you tune into the wisdom of the body to increase your capacity for self-regulation and healing.
Heal from old attachment wounds
We develop our own unique styles of relating from our past experiences with our early caregivers or those who were meant to provide us with unconditional love. Therapy can help you understand and work through the unique challenges you faced in those formative years and the ways you learnt to adapt and cope that might be causing some difficulties in the present. We work to strengthen your adult self to give your inner child the nurture and care that you deserve.
Communicate your feelings, emotions, needs and boundaries
Through past experiences of not having our attachment needs met, many of us have learnt that it unsafe to feel our emotions and communicate our needs. Creative therapy approaches can help undo shame and discover how to honour and assertively communicate your needs and boundaries in your relationships.
Work through grief and loss
Almost every issue, including complex trauma, can be seen through the lens of grief and loss. Therapy is a safe space for you to mourn not only the things that have happened, but also the things that should have happened and didn't.
You can't go back & change the beginning, but you can start where you are & change the ending.