We don’t exist on our own – from the earliest age our lives and emotions are affected by our relationships with others. In fact, our whole development is shaped by the interactions we have with close others around us. As adults, we unconsciously repeat patterned responses learned through early and significant relationships. These guide the way we cope with the world.
If you are struggling in yourself or in your relationship, we offer individual counselling support and psychotherapy to help you understand some of the challenges, patterns and struggles you may be going through. We also work with you to shed light on your part in the dynamics and triggers you have with others.
If our relationships are difficult, we can struggle with things such as anxiety and depression, and conversely, having anxiety and depression can impact our relationships.
How can you ask for what you need in a relationship? How can you be more emotionally supportive in a relationship? How can you deal with the stress you feel when you’re in conflict with anyone in your family, with friends or at work? Or how can you cope just with the load you are carrying?
If you struggle with things like indecision, anger, stress, sadness, a low opinion of yourself, or difficulty adjusting to change or the range of other issues that life brings our way, we are committed to helping you with these issues and more. If you have suffered childhood trauma, adult trauma, or have losses to mourn, we would like to help undo the aloneness you might be feeling when emotional pain washes across you.
Emotional Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) is our go to approach and our therapists are also trained in a varying range of other evidence-based counselling techniques. Our sessions are 75 minutes – not 50 minutes or 60 minutes – you will find that with the extra time to slow down and really unpack what’s going on, you will engage with the issues in a more meaningful way.
In our sessions, we will do our absolute best to help you by working with you experientially. That means, we won’t just talk over and over the issues – as you could with a friend. You’ll talk about the issues, of course, but we will help you experience them, process them, and change the way you relate to them, and therefore change the way they impact on you. While we can’t solve your problems, we can help you with the way you respond to and manage the inevitable challenges life brings our way.