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.
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.
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.
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.
“The past affects the present
without our even being aware of it.This
knowledge is probably Freud’s greatest gift to psychology.” ― Francine Shapiro
(founder of EMDR)
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and
find all the barriers within yourself that you have built