What is Therapy?

Counselling/Psychotherapy is a talk therapy that focuses on a person’s mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health and wellbeing. A Psychotherapist engages with a person in a co-created process of deep listening, relating and empathic exploration of experience to discover possibilities for growth, change and healing. A key element of the practice of Psychotherapy is the interpersonal relationship between the Therapist … Read More

Reacting vs Responding

A reaction is instant, it is survival-oriented and is a defence mechanism, it comes from our reptilian brain, which is good in a crisis, we just don’t want it running the show. Reactions are emotionally charged and leave us unable to hear what the other person is trying to convey. Reacting is dis-empowering. Responding takes into consideration when, how and … Read More

Stress

Stress, it’s a killer, we hear the message all the time, but what is it, how do I recognise it and what can I do about it? Stress is a feeling you have when you face a situation you think you cannot manage. You can feel anxious, irritable, forgetful, sleepless and unable to cope. Stress is a process, not a … Read More