COUNSELLING FOR INDIVIDUALS
It is important to understand how past experiences have shaped the way we view ourselves, as well as how we understand and relate to others. I will work with you to set goals or identify the things you would like to accomplish, then help develop strategies to reach these goals. In some cases this could mean helping to change thinking patterns, learning new coping skills, changing behaviours, or shifting the way you feel and express emotions. The ultimate goal is to achieve an enhanced sense of awareness and live a more fulfilled life.
WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
Child related issues are not always easy to talk through as with adults - especially if they are experiencing something they don't understand. Behaviours can change, in line with what’s happening in their lives - anything could have triggered their distress - situations like moving house, parents' arguing or even divorce, bullying and bereavement can affect a child greatly, and stress can build when they don’t know how to cope.
Although different methods may be used for child counselling, the aim of counselling for both children and adults is the same; to help the individual cope better with their feelings and to enjoy life again.
COUNSELLING YOUNG PEOPLE
Counselling can help young people deal with issues and the effects they are having on their mental wellbeing. Counselling could be recommended for young people who are struggling depression or eating disorders, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, anger, relationships, low self-esteem, and self-harm.
Relevant Counselling techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as Family Therapy, will help explore the problem, the symptoms and strategies for coping.
Research has shown that the lack of adequate repair following an argument is the biggest contributor to marital unhappiness and divorce. One of the first steps in improving a relationship is learning how to regulate emotions, stay calm, and use healthy communication skills to resolve problems. When partners repeatedly employ conflict avoidance or engage in power struggles, communication problems can quickly turn into crisis, resentment builds, and repairs are never made. By learning healthy ways to communicate, couples can see an improved and renewed relationship as a result of counselling.
Family can be the biggest source of support, comfort, joy and love. But at times, it can also be the greatest source of strain and grief. A health issue, marital struggle, mental illness, work problem or teen rebellion may all cause distress. Family therapy can help you weather such storms. It can help patch strained relationships, teach coping skills, and improve how your family works together. Whether it's you, your partner, a child or even a sibling or grandparent experiencing conflict, family therapy can help all of you communicate better and develop new behavioral patterns.