People see a psychologist for many different reasons, usually when they experience a problem that they are unable to work through on their own.
Some people may need help increasing self-awareness and redefining life goals, while others may seek assistance in dealing with deep hurts or complicated life challenges. Whatever your need, I am committed to walking with you all of the way.
I am experienced in treating clients who may struggle with:
- Depression, postpartum depression and mood swings
- Anxiety, worry, stress, panic and phobias
- Relationship difficulties; including communication problems, betrayal, trust issues, jealousy, break-ups or divorce
- Sleep problems
- Self-esteem and self-confidence difficulties; feelings of worthlessness
- Traumatic life experiences
- Existential crises, values clarification, life-purpose and meaning, adjusting to change and life transitions
- Illness or health problems; chronic pain
- Grief, loss and bereavement
- Multicultural concerns
- Young adult challenges
During the first session, my aim is to get a good understanding of your life circumstances and the difficulties you are facing. Together, we then create a constructive plan on how to work towards reducing symptoms and increasing self-awareness, personal growth and well-being.
My work is predominantly based on existential-phenomenological and cognitive-behavioural approaches. These terms refer to my theoretical background and will become clearer during our work together.
A good relationship between the client and the therapist is pivotal to successful therapy. You will work with a therapist who promotes an atmosphere of acceptance, confidentiality and respect. In our sessions, you will be an active participant in your therapy, and we will work together to achieve goals in a way that suits you best.
How does therapy help?
Therapy can help you increase your awareness of self, your relationships and your behavioural patterns. It can also help you overcome difficult experiences and gain a new perspective on your past, present and future. The aim of therapy is to help you find solutions to the problems you are facing or the questions you are asking. As a therapist, my role is to facilitate this process and offer support.
Therapy also helps you overcome the obstacles that prevent you from achieving your goals and enjoying life.
If you are not sure whether or not I can help you, please fill out the contact form and I will get back to you to discuss your situation.