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Individual counselling deals with either current problems or deeper psychological issues. Sometimes there is a lot of confusion between the terms ‘counselling’ and ‘psychotherapy’ and they are often used interchangeably. This is probably because there is often an overlap between them. Counselling is a process whereby people can freely discuss and explore their problems in a confidential, safe, respectful and supportive environment, with a view to assisting or guiding clients towards finding solutions to their problems. Sometimes counselling will drift more into the area of psychotherapy when it involves work on significant emotional events from the past (frequently from childhood), which interfere with a person's ability to function effectively and happily in the world.

Within the counselling and psychotherapy field, there are numerous approaches, each of them successful with a large number of people and types of problem. My approach is person-centred and holistic and I draw on various skills including:

  1. Psychodynamic Therapy,
  2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
  3. Gestalt Therapy,
  4. Solution Focused Therapy,
  5. Neuro Linguistic Programming,
  6. Time Line Therapy,
  7. Thought Field Therapy.

I recognise and honour the unique individuality of each person and as far as possible take every aspect of the person into consideration. Apart from the chosen model of therapy, the relationship and the level of rapport between client and therapist is extremely important. It is the quality of this relationship which, more than anything else, determines a successful outcome to the therapy.

Although many people only seek counselling at a time of crisis in their lives, it is becoming more common for people to seek counselling and psychotherapy to improve the quality of their lives.

How does Counselling / Therapy help?

  • Resolve the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy.
  • Help you to find a better understanding of yourself.
  • In times of distress it is helpful to know that someone else understands your situation.
  • Being listened to in an empathic and supportive way can help you to reach a new perspective on your problems.
  • Many people find Counselling / Psychotherapy to be a powerful asset in facilitating personal growth, improving their interpersonal relationships and resolving a wide variety of personal difficulties.
  • Resolve the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy.
  • Help you to find a better understanding of yourself.
  • In times of distress it is helpful to know that someone else understands your situation.
  • Being listened to in an empathic and supportive way can help you to reach a new perspective on your problems.
  • Many people find counselling / psychotherapy to be a powerful asset in facilitating personal growth, improving their interpersonal relationships and resolving a wide variety of personal difficulties.
  • Find new ways out of depression, stress, anxiety, and other emotional htpressures.
  • Improve communications skills.
  • Change unwanted behaviour patterns and develop new http://www.tzachmaya.com.au/graphices/white_pixel_gif.gifhealthy patterns.
  • Develop a healthy self-esteem and sense of self worth.
  • Develop a strong sense of personal identity.
  • Learn to cope with negative feelings.
  • Integrate the learning’s from past experience into present life.
  • Improve the quality of your relationships.
  • Identify and achieve personal goals.
  • Learn to develop a more accepting attitude toward others.


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