Psychotherapy and Counselling

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individual-therapyWe all feel lost, worried, confused at times. We lose our inner direction — and sometimes the outer one, too — and wonder who we are and what our lives are all about. We may feel that we are missing something without knowing what that something is; or we may wonder why we are feeling low, unsatisfied, or unhappy although everything in our lives seems to be just fine.

During times of change our worlds can get rattled and we may lose whatever solid foundation we had; and change comes in many ways:

  • Moving into adulthood, mid-life, or old age
  • Discovering or opening up about our sexuality
  • Leaving home, getting married or starting a relationship
  • Having children and letting them go when they are adults
  • Starting or leaving a job or career, retiring
  • Illness or accidents
  • Separating or getting a divorce, losing friendships
  • Moving house, town, or country
  • Death and grieving
  • Discovering or changing a world view, religion, belief, or our self-identification
  • Etc.

In some situations, these times of change are so all-encompassing that all we can do is try to move forward. We look for practical solutions, an open ear to listen to our worries and grief, a cool head which allows us to bounce off ideas and dreams for the future. That is when counselling is the right tool. Counsel comes from the Latin consilium and means plan, opinion.  In counselling sessions we work together to get you moving forward again, to help you find your footing in the here and now. Counselling often is part of any therapeutic process since it can be difficult to get to the core of an issue when one is still suffering the daily impact of it. Sometimes counselling is all a client needs or wants in order to move forward again in life.

Psychotherapy goes further than counselling. It aims at discovering the deeper patterns that get us stuck and wounded over and again. It explores core issues that keep impacting our lives and as such it asks us to look deeper into the past and into the hidden parts of our being. Psychotherapy also aims at integrating all our experiences into a coherent whole and tries to help us to change painful and hurtful thoughts, behaviours, or feeling patterns more permanently.

Psychotherapy often is seen as a method only valuable if mental illness or complete emotional impasse occurred in a person’s life; and for many people it is an invaluable tool in those situations. But it does more than that: it can help us restore our balance, find new direction, and feel solid again (or maybe for the first time in our lives).

Psychotherapy can help us move forward on the path of better and deeper understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. In that way psychotherapy becomes a preventative method, allowing us to deal with things before they manifest in serious emotional and mental problems.

I combine a wide variety of tools and approaches, ranging from talk-therapy to Guided Imagery, Inner Child Work, Meditation, Energy Work, Intuition and much more, to teach clients skills that enable them to listen to their inborn wisdom which in turn helps them stay on their path long after any crisis has passed. This combination, called Soul-Spirit Integration, is more than a quick answer to a current problem – it is a tool for continuing personal growth and development.

 

On these pages you will find more detailed information about my approach to therapy, what to expect when you go into therapy, and what to expect in sessions.

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