When to consider therapy
The decision to come to therapy can be motivated by a number of factors. Some clients may be feeling the effects of some type of psychological disorder, like depression or anxiety, while others may be experiencing adverse consequences of a traumatic event or significant life change. Still others may feel that the time has come for some deeper introspection into personality patterns, relationships or past events. Whatever may bring the client into therapy, I strive towards creating a professional, non-judgemental environment where the client feels understood.
I provide assistance in the form of:
- Individual therapy
- Couple therapy
- Family therapy
- Parent-infant therapy
Amongst other difficulties, I work with:
- Anxiety, phobias and panic attacks
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Grief and loss
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Anger and other destructive behaviours
- Eating disorders
- Gender identity
- Marriage and relationship difficulties
- Parent-Infant challenges
- Adjustment to new circumstances (medical diagnosis, family changes etc)
- Psychotic disorders
- Physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- Support during significant life events
I believe relationships are often the source of great happiness and sadly great distress. I particularly enjoy working with couples in finding ways of addressing the challenges in their relationships and working towards shared couple goals. Couples therapy can assist in identifying what destructive patterns have emerged, what they evoke in the individual and the couple, and how to go about changing them.
I suggest an initial session with both partners to assess the extent of the difficulties and the way forward. Only rarely do I require individual sessions with each partner, preferring rather to see the couple together at all times.
Should you have any questions or wish to set up an initial session, please feel free to contact me to discuss.