Therapy options available

Client-centred talk therapy

The therapist helps the client to see themselves more clearly by listening with deep respect, questioning and reflecting understandings. Our human life together is immensely precious and frequently difficult.  Sometimes clients are amazed how good it feels to be truly heard and to be given the space to explore their concerns and to find their own solutions.

CBT / Cognitive therapy

This therapy focuses on helping clients to become aware of key thoughts and feelings which are influencing them and to question and change those beliefs and behaviours that are not serving them well.

Relationship counselling

Sessions alone and joint sessions ensure that each person feels heard and understood by the therapist, who can then help them to see the dynamics of the relationship and learn how they may become more honoured, attuned and satisfied. Specific training in communication raises this therapy to a higher level of effectiveness.

EMDR / Eye movement therapy

This reprocessing therapy targets past traumatic experiences which are causing problems in the present. Right and left brain stimulation during safe recall seems to explain the efficacy of the process, which involves simple eye movements, bilateral touch or sound stimulation.  

EFT / Tapping

Science is racing to explain the suprising effectiveness of the client tapping on points of the body during therapy sessions. Once learned, EFT (Emotional freedom technique) can empower the client to continue to soothe upsets and target and replace unwanted responses in daily life.

Meditation/Relaxation Training

Stress is associated with premature aging.  Once a client learns a form of meditation/mindfulness, it can be used as a regular practice to achieve a more aware, peaceful way of living.   In addition, computer-based biofeedback, aural and neural stimulation and breathing/thinking techniques all have a place in the modern therapist's toolkit. The brain can be educated, helping to produce more positive feelings, more effective responses and less harmful stress.

NVC

Nonviolent Communication involves choosing to relate to oneself and others in a more respectful way. Negative feelings and behaviours are seen as symptoms of unmet needs.  Practitioners can make their needs known in a way that enhances relationships. Great for couples, parenting and the workplace.