What is it?

Counselling and Psychotherapy aim to assist your understanding of the mental health hygiene. The process of short or long term sessions will support your awareness to why and how mental illness may be occurring at any time of your life. The aim of talking therapies is to provide a supportive and safe environment where you are encouraged to re discover own patterns of behaviour, cognitive habits, as well as your emotional and spiritual conceptualising. During your self awareness journey you will explore your trigger points, adopt own coping mechanisms, and reach closures with the past experiences or unresolved emotional traumas.

What is it?

Counselling and Psychotherapy aim to assist your understanding of the mental health hygiene. The process of short or long term sessions will support your awareness to why and how mental illness may be occurring at any time of your life. The aim of talking therapies is to provide a supportive and safe environment where you are encouraged to re discover own patterns of behaviour, cognitive habits, as well as your emotional and spiritual conceptualising. During your self awareness journey you will explore your trigger points, adopt own coping mechanisms, and reach closures with the past experiences or unresolved emotional traumas.

How does it work?

Talking therapy is not just “talking about your problems” but rather a platform for you to learn the mental hygiene and selfcare techniques. You might be encouraged to look at things in a different way or learn new ways of reacting to events or people. Most of today’s talking therapy is brief and focused on your current thoughts, feelings and life issues. Focusing on the past can help explain things in your life, but focusing on the present can help you cope with the current issues and prepare you for the more ocnscious future. Counselling does not provide an advise but rather an opportunity for you to explore own sources of resilience, inner believe within own abilities and supports you in finding most comfortable solutions.

How does it work?

Talking therapy is not just “talking about your problems” but rather a platform for you to learn the mental hygiene and selfcare techniques. You might be encouraged to look at things in a different way or learn new ways of reacting to events or people. Most of today’s talking therapy is brief and focused on your current thoughts, feelings and life issues. Focusing on the past can help explain things in your life, but focusing on the present can help you cope with the current issues and prepare you for the more ocnscious future. Counselling does not provide an advise but rather an opportunity for you to explore own sources of resilience, inner believe within own abilities and supports you in finding most comfortable solutions.

What can it treat?

  • Trauma
  • Depression/Low Mood
  • Isolation/ Loneliness
  • Low Mood
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Low Confidence
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Stress
  • Spirituality
  • Religiousness
  • Burn-out / Exhaustion
  • Redundancy / Job Loss
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Bereavement or Loss
  • Relationship Issues

What can I expect?

First therapeutic appointment usually last around 1 hour where the contracting and assessment routine should determine future program of recovery. You will be invited for 50 minute long consecutive 6 secessions on weekly ( or fortnight) basis. Your health concerns will be considered from the perspective of counselling modality of your own choice. All information’s will be keep in accordance with the strict confidentiality policy. From clinical practice it is evident to me, that natural medicine supports mental health issues around trauma,  insomnia, fatigue and any other somatic stressors – so you might expect a naturopathic suggestions , however you will not be obliged to implement those.

What can I expect?

First therapeutic appointment usually last around 1 hour where the contracting and assessment routine should determine future program of recovery. You will be invited for 50 minute long consecutive 6 secessions on weekly ( or fortnight) basis. Your health concerns will be considered from the perspective of counselling modality of your own choice. All information’s will be keep in accordance with the strict confidentiality policy. From clinical practice it is evident to me, that natural medicine supports mental health issues around trauma, insomnia, fatigue and any other somatic stressors – so you might expect a naturopathic suggestions , however you will not be obliged to implement those.

How does it apply to me?

Depending on your circumstances, your sessions might include a program to help you increase assertiveness,  manage stress and anger, reconnect with your spirituality or maintain better relationships.  You can expect from your self better understanding of own feelings, thoughts, behaviours and experiences. In my practice I offer various forms of psychotherapy for adults and children, couples and families.. Additionally you might want to tailor method of work, that is most suited for your needs: CBT, Person Centred, Dynamic Interpersonal,  Spiritual Counselling, Islamic Counselling, Structural Family Counselling.

Modalities of counselling

One size does not fit all; hence I often find in my clinics, that integrative approach in
psychotherapy – sometimes  combined with naturopathy offers quicker and longer
lasting recovery rates. My training allows me to offer a range of techniques to my clients:

CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of a psychotherapy, which combines talking therapy and behavioural therapy.

Patients reframe negative thinking patterns into positive thoughts and become empowered to transform their  behaviours in difficult moments with psycho-education and consistent self work.

Cognitive behavioural therapy was initially modelled 40 years ago by Aaron Beck to treat depression, however since then CBT has developed in treating panic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, generalized anxieties, insomnia, social phobias, childhood depression, anger, marital conflict, substance abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorders, dental phobias, eating disorders, and many other mental and physical conditions.

Process of this therapy involves clear identification of the problem, establishing attainable goals, empathic communication, frequent feedback, reality checks, homework assignments, and maintenance of thought tools to promote positive behavioural change and growth.

Person Centred

Person-centred therapy, originated in 1940 in the work of the American psychologist, Carol Rogers, who supported individual differences and the humanistic ideology that everyone have a remarkable capacity for self-healing and personal growth leading towards self-actualization.

The theory developed further the notion of self or self-concept, and emphasised the ideas and values that characterize individualisation process – the  ‘I’ and the ‘me’ .

This approach, alone or in combination with other types of therapy, can also be helpful for those who suffer from grief, depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, or other mental health conditions. However it is also highly recommended for clients wanting to gain more self-confidence, a stronger sense of identity, and the ability to build healthy interpersonal relationships and increase own assertiveness – the ability to trust his or her own decisions.

During the therapy the client consciously and rationally decides for themselves what is wrong and what should be done about it. The therapist help their clients to achieve personal growth , increase a person’s feelings of self-worth, reduce the level of incongruence between the ideal and actual self, and help a person become more of a fully functioning person.

Person Centred

Person-centred therapy, originated in 1940 in the work of the American psychologist, Carol Rogers, who supported individual differences and that everyone have a remarkable capacity for self-healing and personal growth leading towards self-actualization.

The theory developed further the notion of self or self-concept, and emphasised the ideas and values that characterize ‘I’ and ‘me’ .

This approach, alone or in combination with other types of therapy, can also be helpful for those who suffer from grief, depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, or other mental health conditions. However it is also highly recommended for clients wanting to gain more self-confidence, a stronger sense of identity, and the ability to build healthy interpersonal relationships and to trust his or her own decisions.

During the therapy the client consciously and rationally decides for themselves what is wrong and what should be done about it. The therapist help their clients to achieve personal growth , increase a person’s feelings of self-worth, reduce the level of incongruence between the ideal and actual self, and help a person become more of a fully functioning person.

Psycho Spiritual

Psycho-Spiritual Counselling takes the Soul, rather than the Mind, as its starting point of balance. This method has an expanded view of life and is able to recognise the diverse belief systems.

Spirituality is understood as a path to internal awareness and happiness, social and emotional support, and ultimate key in finding meaning and purpose in life. Spiritual Counselling therefore might be the right choice for people who are in need of comfort in times of grief, worry, stress, uncertainty and provide ethical and moral guidelines that many choose to live their lives by.

Spiritual counselling is based on universal believe that human beings are intrinsically looking to develop their Self and are keen to achieve their higher potential. Sometimes the Spiritual model of counselling can incorporates the quantum physic laws such as energo-magnetic forces in play, subconscious and super-conscious states of awareness, metaphysical experiences, religious theology, spiritual presence and higher-self connections. Spirituality is also experience in the presence of others, during ritual communal prayers, quality family time, charitable work or presence in nature (gardening, earthing, grounding).

The therapeutic tools could be in the form of exploring prayer types, religious meditations, or reconnections with nature. Everyone is unique therefore it important to agree upon most comfortable ways of spiritual connection that may form part of an individual’s self-care routine.

Islamic Counselling

Islamic Counselling is an integrative model, which combines Islamic principles of faith (Quran and Sunnah), pays attention to cultural backgrounds of Muslim clients and incorporates the theory of individual differences with current psychotherapeutic approaches. This approach is recognised as a spiritual and organic technique encompassing diverse aspects of human experience, namely spiritual, religious, mental, emotional and behavioural.

Islamic Counselling is centred around clients’ ability to maintain the relationship with their creator and reflect it on thier life’s (Dunya) experience. This model is based on Quran and Sunnah, as understood by Ahl Sunnah Wa’lJammah, and derives its philosophy from teachings of Taskiya, widely researched by classical scholars like Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Jawziyya and Ibn Ghazali. At the deeper level of interactions clients are encouraged to reflect on their spiritual Heart – Qalb and state of developing Soul – Nafs. At times it is possible for clients to reflect on their Fitrah and see how the Names and Attributes of Allah waved through the history of their mental health problems.

This approach can benefit the Muslim patients who are experiencing identity crisis,  who endeavour to rekindle their religiosity and spiritual life,  who are experiencing common mental health issues and found mainstream counselling approach ineffective. During the session clients can expect to find themselves at home with Muslim counsellor practitioner. In the comfort of safety and mutual understanding clients are encouraged to explore subjects of: differences in beliefs and religious practices, mental ill attitudes and solutions to living fulfilling relational and spiritual life.

Islamic Counselling

Islamic Counselling is an integrative model, which combines Islamic principles of faith (Quran and Sunnah), pays attention to cultural backgrounds of Muslim clients and incorporates the theory of individual differences with current psychotherapeutic approaches. This approach is recognised as a spiritual and organic technique encompassing diverse aspects of human experience, namely spiritual, religious, mental, emotional and behavioural.

Islamic Counselling is centred around clients’ ability to maintain the relationship with their creator and reflect it on thier life’s (Dunya) experience. This model is based on Quran and Sunnah, as understood by Ahl Sunnah Wa’lJammah, and derives its philosophy from teachings of Taskiya, widely researched by classical scholars like Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Jawziyya and Ibn Ghazali. At the deeper level of interactions clients are encouraged to reflect on their spiritual Heart – Qalb and state of developing Soul – Nafs. At times it is possible for clients to reflect on their Fitrah and see how the Names and Attributes of Allah waved through the history of their mental health problems.

This approach can benefit the Muslim patients who are experiencing identity crisis, who endeavour to rekindle their religiosity and spiritual life, who are experiencing common mental health issues and found mainstream counselling approach ineffective. During the session clients can expect to find themselves at home with Muslim counsellor practitioner. In the comfort of safety and mutual understanding clients are encouraged to explore subjects of: differences in beliefs and religious practices, mental ill attitudes and solutions to living fulfilling relational and spiritual life.

Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis or Psychodynamic theories, developed in early 19 century by Austrian physician – Sigmund Freud  assumed that the current of the maladaptive perspectives is tied to deep-seated personality factors. It derives from believe that there are unconscious forces in our personality such as ego, id and superego that drive our behavioural choices.

The versatile techniques, such as free association (freely talking to the therapist about whatever comes up without censoring), dream analysis (examining dreams for important information about the unconscious), and transference (redirecting feelings about certain people in one’s life onto the therapist) are still in use together with modern interventions such as visualisation or inner child work.

The aim of psychoanalysis therapy is to release repressed emotions and experiences, make the unconscious conscious, manifest symptoms, unravel the unresolved issues during development or repressed trauma, and bringing the repressed conflict to consciousness, where the client can deal with it. Research has proven that psychoanalysis is successful in dealing with numerous mental ill, such as depression and anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder .

Family Counselling

Family therapy, also referred to as the Systemic Therapy, has been found in the early 50 by American practitioners (Minuchin, Bowen, Haley, etc.) as a reaction to institutionalised children and adults, in attempt to involve whole family in the progressive recovery of individuals.

It is understood that families get to the crisis point due to maladaptive interaction between each person in the family or relationship. The aim of therapy is to work on family systemic misbalance by encouraging family members , across generations to listen, accept and understand one another. Generally family therapists will aim to adopt an approach that does not take sides or blame individuals, but instead engages families to discuss the problems that are putting a strain on their relationships.

Common problems that a family therapist will work with include stressful and traumatic life events such as: divorce and separation, illness or death of a loved one, and transitional stages of family development that can cause pain and upset. Alcohol and substance dependency, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, anxiety, personality issues, depression, ADHD, eating and food issues, work and school-related problems, psychosexual difficulties and parent-child conflict can also be explored through Family Therapy.

Essentially, by evaluating these issues and providing support, family therapy can help families and individuals to better understand how their family function, identify strengths and weaknesses within the family system, set goals and devise strategies to resolve problem, develop their communication skills and strengthen the entire family unit.

Family Counselling

Family therapy, also referred to as the Systemic Therapy, has been found in the early 50 by American practitioners (Minuchin, Bowen, Haley, etc.) as a reaction to institutionalised children and adults, in attempt to involve whole family in the progressive recovery of individuals.

It is understood that families get to the crisis point due to maladaptive interaction between each person in the family or relationship. The aim of therapy is to work on family systemic misbalance by encouraging family members , across generations to listen, accept and understand one another. Generally family therapists will aim to adopt an approach that does not take sides or blame individuals, but instead engages families to discuss the problems that are putting a strain on their relationships.

Common problems that a family therapist will work with include stressful and traumatic life events such as: divorce and separation, illness or death of a loved one, and transitional stages of family development that can cause pain and upset. Alcohol and substance dependency, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, anxiety, personality issues, depression, ADHD, eating and food issues, work and school-related problems, psychosexual difficulties and parent-child conflict can also be explored through Family Therapy.

Essentially, by evaluating these issues and providing support, Family Therapy can help families and individuals to better understand how their family function, identify strengths and weaknesses within the family system, set goals and devise strategies to resolve problem, develop their communication skills and strengthen the entire family unit.