FINDING THE RIGHT COUNSELLOR FOR YOU
It is essential that you find a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable, who has an extensive knowledge of psychological theories and who can therefore tailor the psychological treatment to your specific and individual needs.
At Healthy Mind Therapy Centre, you’ll find an experienced counselling psychologist and psychotherapist. Here, I can offer you a calm, non-judgmental, and nurturing space. A space to talk, understand your present challenges, how these issues affect your life and carefully consider the right psychological approach to help you through.
Areas of Practice
Existential counselling and psychotherapy is based on a philosophical approach. Far from being an intellectual approach, it encourages you to develop self-awareness, self-acceptance and an understanding of your own inherent responsibility for your attitude to life and choices. This process challenges you to face your own limitations, create your own meaning, and come to terms with the inevitable uncertainty of life. Existential counselling and psychotherapy creates the possibility for you to build new, more encompassing and meaningful ways to relate to yourself, to others and to life in general.
The existential approach endeavours to develop a relational experience based on support, care and respect of your unique way of being.
EMDR - Eye MOVEMENT DESENSITisation and reprocessing
EMDR is a psychological practice with specific protocols for different conditions developed by Francine Shapiro PhD in 1987. EMDR has gained a large number of research studies that establish a high-level of efficacy in a variety of difficulties such as PTSD, phobias, anxiety disorders and personality disorders.
How does EDMR work?
Shapiro discovered that bilateral stimulation enables new connections to form between ‘frozen’ dysfunctional memory networks. For example, memories that can develop from a traumatic event. Memory networks contain adaptive responses and if you start to reprocess these traumatic memories, EDMR can help to render them less emotionally distressing. This allows you to perceive these memories within a historical context. As time moves on, you begin to remember these memories, rather than re-experience them each time.
Studies show that talking therapy is an effective intervention that can help you deal with:
· Anger, guilt, mood swings
· Attachment disorders
· Bereavement and loss
· Death/Terminal illness
· Gender and racial issues
· Identity and purpose
· Low self-esteem
· Panic attacks
· Relationship difficulties
· Self-harm and suicidal thoughts