How I work
I see counselling space as an invitation to engage in the process of sharing and exploring what is going on for you. It offers a safe and confidential environment in order to do that. Often talking alone helps to feel different and see your experiences in a different light. My primary role is to help you gain more awareness of the situation you are in. It means making sense of your behaviours, emotions or thoughts that you can not fully explain or yet understand. It can briefly be called turning unconscious into conscious. It leads us into identifying reasons to what is manifesting in the here and now of your life and how it connects to the past events of your life.
Increased awareness often can lead us into emotional processing of what you found hard to process or integrate at an earlier stage in your life e.g. trauma, loss. This can often be painful and lengthy, but potentially transforming. As in due time you can get to know yourself more intimately: name and work with parts of your personality, uncover beliefs internalised in the past. This can get you closer to changing old worn behaviours or patterns that do not serve anymore. From there you can identify more clearly things that are holding you back and the change that is needed in order for you to develop and achieve your goals.
Although my training is in psychosynthesis therapy, but in my work I also rely on Attachment-based models, CBT, Gestalt, Psychodynamic therapy techniques. Working with an individual client is unique and adapted to individual needs and situations.
Even though we primarily engage in talking therapy, I believe certain aspects of our personal experience can not be processed on a mind level only. Therefore, I do aim to address levels of body and emotion as well. During therapy sessions I often encourage clients to draw, work with an imagery, felt body sense, visualisations.
My specific interest lies in exploration of relationship difficulties and family dynamics that oftentimes lead to exploration of individual’s childhood.
Major areas of counselling I deal with
I see individual clients from 16 years of age of all genders, from variety of backgrounds: