I’ve written some posts to support you in your life’s journey, as well as to give you an insight into what to expect from our sessions together.
I’ve been reading Gabor Maté’s book “Beyond Drugs, the Universal Experience of Addiction”, and in this post I’d like to highlight some sections of the book I found very insightful, and which I’m hoping will help those of you reading this and struggling perhaps with addiction. It might be your loved one that’s struggling withContinue reading “What is addiction?”
Hi, and welcome to this post. Do take a look at my previous posts to find out more about how I work. In this post I’d like to tell you a bit more about how I work with you and your inner child. Inner child work is a vital component of inner work (alongside shadowContinue reading “Inner Child Work in Therapy”
Self-care is often a very un-beautiful thing… It is making a spreadsheet of your debt and enforcing a morning routine and cooking yourself healthy meals and no longer just running from your problems and calling the distraction a solution. It is often doing the ugliest thing that you have to do, like sweat through anotherContinue reading “Self-care is often a very un-beautiful thing”
The use of creative therapeutic approaches in therapy can help clients to tap into their visual, auditory and experiential way of communicating. Through the use of creative tools such as sand tray, art materials, active imagination, therapeutic stories or role play, a therapist enables a client to ’step outside’ their problems and work with aContinue reading “Creative Therapies”
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mindfulness is something, we all naturally possess, it’s more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis. Whenever you bringContinue reading “Mindfulness”
In psychology, a psychodynamic theory is a view that explains personality in terms of conscious and unconscious forces, such as unconscious desires and beliefs. In the early 20th century, Sigmund Freud proposed a psychodynamic theory according to which personality consists of the id (responsible for instincts and pleasure-seeking), the superego (which attempts to obey theContinue reading “What is Psychodynamic Counselling”
Person-centred therapy, also known as person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas. Created in the 1950s by psychologist Carl Rogers, the person-centred approach ultimately sees human beings as having an innateContinue reading “What is Person-Centred Counselling”
Behavioural therapies are based on the way you think (cognitive) and/or the way you behave. These therapies recognise that it is possible to change, or recondition, our thoughts or behaviour to overcome specific problems. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combines cognitive and behavioural therapies. The approach focuses on thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and actions, and teachesContinue reading “What is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy”
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