Counselling for Life transitions:
With all transitions there are themes of grief and loss.
When there is a transition in our life, there is always something left behind. This is an opportunity to reassess oneself and how we relate to the world and each other as we move forward. Unfortunately many of us don’t take this time and can find ourselves or our relationship in crisis.
Some major life transitions
- Birth of a baby
- Returning to work
- Parenting a pubescent
- Empty nest
- End of Life
My counselling style is founded on a person centred approach, and psychodynamics theory. Having trained in relationship therapy, I hold a Family Systems based awareness. My practice is informed by attachment theory, and the mind-body connection.
“My aim is to help facilitate a safe environment whereby the individual may reacquaint themselves with the wholeness of who they are.”
Anxiety and uncertainty are an inevitable part of modern life. The human search for clarity, awareness and personal understanding rarely transpires in a vacuum.
Through the counselling relationship, it is possible to explore the stories lived and the stories created throughout one’s life. By examining the stories one tells oneself, an opportunity arises for reassessment and reinterpretation.
The Living of a meaningful life involves valuing oneself and one’s experiences.
I have been a Couple Therapist since 2006 having trained at Relationships Australia. I am a PACT Level 1 practitioner (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy). This method of Couples Counselling was developed by Stan Tatkin who’s books include Wired for Love ,Your Brain on Love The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships and soon to be released We Do.
Human connection must be the most precious state we can achieve; and yet for all of us, to varying degrees, it is the most challenging.
We all want to feel safe and loved within our intimate relationships. Sometimes we forget this, or get distracted by our own assumptions about each other and our relationship. This method of therapy focuses on reconnecting the couple by learning how to really attend, hear and understand each other. Your relationship is the most important support you can have in your life.
Attending couples counselling before things reach crisis point can be beneficial to all. However, sometimes relationships need to finish and couples counselling can help you get clear on this and separate, minimising harm.
Note: 2 hour sessions are preferred as this can mean more work done with less sessions.
There is an initial counselling phase where the client identifies what they know about the issues or goal of concern. Kinesiology may consolidate or identify emotions hidden from the clients conscious awareness. These patterns may have originated early in our lives as a survival response. De-stressing the system at this primitive survival level (the amygdala); frees one up to react differently and make new choices.
Kinesiology uses muscle monitoring to talk directly to the body; ascertaining factors that may be disrupting the mind-body’s natural healing processes. These could be of a physical, emotional, mental or unconscious nature. Kinesiology can identify stressors in our system and also identify what may help alleviate them to help bring the body back into balance. For example kinesiology can help manage pain (on all levels);’ hormone imbalances, stressful thoughts, depression, anxiety and learning difficulties.