Most people have experienced some form of counselling in their lives, be it with a counsellor, a friend who is there to listen and provide support, or a loving family member who has your best interests at heart.
Emotion-focused counselling and psychotherapy offers a gentle, empathic and holistic approach to helping you explore your inner world, the emotions that hijack your balance and happiness, and identify and heal the roots of your emotional and mental pain. I love this approach as it has allowed me to integrate many skills, techniques and knowledge areas. It is evidence based and founded in decades of psychological research.
During therapy I offer a safe space to experience rather than hide your true feelings so that you can be free and let go of the shame created by social conditioning. After each session you will feel lighter and more able to cope with your immediate life challenges. You will also find more appreciation and gratitude for your journey having come so far and survived the dark times. Emotional balance and stability will help you heal your relationships within your family as well as let go of unhealthy habits covering the underlying pain and unhappiness.
The issues counselling and psychotherapy can help with, include: