Frequently asked questions!
What kind of concerns do you generally see in clients?
Crisis situations: Life can be unpredictable, and we all face challenges at some point that can cause us to feel overwhelmed. Whether it's coping with the loss of a loved one, struggling with anxiety, or facing family or relationship crises, these situations can feel immobilizing and out of our control. At times like these, seeking treatment from a caring professional can make all the difference. As a therapist, I understand the impact that crisis situations can have on a person's well-being, and I'm here to help. By providing evidence-based treatment, I can help you gain the tools and skills you need to overcome these challenges and regain control of your life.
Negative patterns in relationships at home and work: Adjusting to new social environments can be a daunting task, particularly during life transitions like marriage, job changes, and moving. It's natural to feel overwhelmed during these times, but with the help of a compassionate therapist, you can develop the resilience and coping skills necessary to navigate these changes. At my practice, I understand the challenges of adapting to new environments and provide evidence-based therapy to support you through these transitions. My approach is warm, supportive, and tailored to your unique needs. If you're struggling with a life transition and need help, please reach out to me. I am here to help you thrive.
Feelings of unhappiness that may or may not equate to depression: Are you struggling with persistent feelings of helplessness and hopelessness? With therapy, you can learn how to respond more positively to challenging situations and cultivate a sense of empowerment in your life.
Working on disruptive habits such as smoking, alcohol and drug addiction, and overspending: Are you struggling with undesirable behavior or irritating symptoms that are impacting your satisfaction and effectiveness? The therapeutic process can help you modify your behavior and learn new decision-making skills to prevent future problems. I use evidence-based techniques to help you identify maladaptive behavior patterns and develop more effective strategies to achieve your goals.
Psychological Pain and Confusion: Are you struggling to make critical decisions that could help you achieve personal growth? The counselling process can help you evaluate your options, make informed choices, and take action towards effective functioning.
Mental health issues: Are you experiencing overwhelming emotions like anxiety and depression? The process of managing emotional distress can be challenging, but therapy can help. I provide a safe and supportive space to address your concerns and develop effective coping strategies. My techniques can help alleviate stress, calm anxieties, and face uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. I am dedicated to empowering you to achieve emotional wellness and live your best life.
Struggling with traumatic experiences: Traumatic events, such as car accidents, natural disasters, or sexual assault, can have a long-lasting and painful impact on individuals. Nightmares and flashbacks caused by such events can disrupt daily life and call for therapeutic healing. Seeking therapy can help individuals cope with the emotional distress caused by trauma and aid in their healing and recovery.
What can you reasonably expect from the session?
My goal is to provide a climate conducive to self-exploration where clients have the opportunity to explore the full range of their experiences, which includes their feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview. As counselling progresses, clients are able to explore a wider range of beliefs and feelings. They can express their fears, anxiety, guilt, shame, hatred, anger, and other emotions that they had deemed too negative to accept and incorporate into their self-structure. With therapy, people distort less and move to a greater acceptance and integration of conflicting and confusing feelings. They increasingly discover aspects within themselves that had been kept hidden. As clients feel understood and accepted, they become less defensive and become more open to their experiences. Because they feel safer and are less vulnerable, they become more realistic, perceive others with greater accuracy, and become better able to understand and accept others. Individuals in therapy come to appreciate themselves more as they are, and their behaviour shows more flexibility and creativity. They become less concerned about meeting others’ expectations and thus begin to behave in ways that are truer to themselves.
What School of thought/modality is applied in my therapy?
At the heart of my therapy approach is the person-centred philosophy, which places a strong emphasis on the positive aspects of being human, such as joy, creativity, and self-fulfilment. This philosophy is rooted in the humanistic approach, which promotes attitudes and behaviours that foster personal growth and constructive change. By empowering individuals, they are able to unleash their potential for personal and social transformation. Through person-centred therapy, clients can explore their inner selves and develop their capacities in a growth-producing climate that promotes positive change.
What constitutes the counseling process?
During the intake appointment, we will review your concerns and assess them based on your personal history and experiences. Together, we will determine the objectives of your counselling and explore the available options to achieve your goals. Subsequent sessions will provide an opportunity for self-reflection and progress towards the agreed-upon objectives.
How frequently will the sessions be scheduled?
For consistent progress in therapy, we recommend regular weekly sessions. But we understand that scheduling conflicts and individual needs can arise, so we can adjust as necessary. As we work together to achieve your goals, we may reduce the frequency of sessions to bi-weekly or monthly. The frequency of sessions will be determined collaboratively, based on your needs and progress.
How do we navigate your complaints or concerns regarding therapy procedures?
Effective communication and mutual understanding are crucial to the success of our work together. If at any point during our sessions you encounter difficulties, I encourage you to bring them to my attention right away. My goal is to work collaboratively and find ways to overcome challenges, in order to achieve your desired outcomes. Regular evaluation and feedback are important components of our ongoing progress.
Looking for help to cope with suicidal thoughts?
At my practice, I believe that every life is valuable. However, it's important to note that my service os not intended to replace suicide helplines. If you or someone you know is experiencing overwhelming feelings of distress or suicidal thoughts, I encourage you to seek immediate help by contacting a suicide helpline. Remember, help is available and reaching out is a sign of strength.
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Does therapy consist of medication?
While counselors cannot prescribe medication, they can collaborate with other mental health professionals who are licensed to do so if necessary.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
I offer a reserved weekly slot for clients who are unable to afford my fee. If you are interested in this service, please email me at email@example.com to discuss further.
My psychotherapy practice adheres to strict ethical guidelines, which can be found in detail in a downloadable document available here I prioritize the confidentiality, safety, and well-being of my clients in every aspect of my work.
How long does each therapy session take?
Each session lasts between 50 to 60 minutes. If you're ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling life, please reach out to bookings page. I here to support you on your journey