There are a multitude of different approaches and models that I draw from in my practice. Ultimately, the aim of therapy is to help you bring the unconscious mind into consciousness. The more conscious we are of our deep-rooted feelings, beliefs, and memories that can stem from childhood as well as other areas of our lives and how they impact our relationship with ourselves and others, the better we are able to process them within a safe and contained environment. Becoming more conscious of the parts of us that are lurking in the shadows and unconsciously controlling our lives, can help us heal, accept and ultimately change what needs to be changed in order for us to grow and become the alchemists of our own lives – with the power to turn our pain into wisdom that can guide us on our healing-driven future path.
“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” – Carl Gustav Jung.
Drawing on these approaches and other methods and modalities, some of the most common experiences I can help you with, include but are not limited to:
- Depression (feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, irrational worrying and a fear of bad things happening);
- Anxiety (irritability, fatigue, panic attacks);
- Phobias (disproportionate fear that results in severe distress, anxiety, avoidance, and ultimately impedes on your ability to live your life fully);
- Trauma-related disorders (flashbacks, intrusive memories, anxiety, panic, severe distress, self-harming behaviours or changes to sleeping and eating patterns).