Services


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological therapy that aims to develop a healthier way of thinking and behaving, to help alleviate distress, by changing thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs. This method of therapy is highly evidenced based for the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions etc. It is a short term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving. There are many presenting issues in which CBT is considered the frontline treatment.

John and Julie Gottman

Couple Therapy / Marriage Counselling

Couple Therapy / Marriage Counselling
Louise is a trained couple therapist and has been working very successfully with couples for many years.
She uses several methods of couple therapy depending on the presenting issues.
However, two main approaches include the work of John Gottman and Relational Intimacy, the principles of IMAGO, drawn from the work of Harville Hendrix and Hedy Schleifer.

Has the spark, connection and commitment faded in Your relationship, has there been an affair or betrayal that has rocked the foundations of trust, love and security?
Are you and your partner struggling to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and frustrations and struggle with meaningfully connect? Are you feeling isolated or angry about the patterns of negativity or withdrawal in your your relationship. Therapy can help bring couples to a place where they can learn to love again and rekindle the passion and connection that once united you and your partner, rekindle the spark. It can coach you to find meaning, and transform bitterness, lonliness and hostility into an enduring and loving relationship by teaching you the skills to overcome the ongoing chalenges couples face and begin to regain playfulness, conection, love and trust.

Relational Intimacy

Relational Intimacy is a method of therapy using the principles of Imago therapy, it involves three steps: mirroring, validation and empathy.
Is is about deepening relationships and turning conflict into an opportunity for compassion and growth. This method involves consciouscy connectiong with your partner in a safe space, where the relationship grows, flourishes and learns new ways to develop the potenial of togetherness, deepen love and create connection. You will learn that conflict can be your friend, it is oftern growth trying to happen! Listening is a key componant where healing and transformation brings a new place where repair and rebuilding grow the relationship to new levels of growth, expanding and prospering.

Supervision

Louise is an Accredited Supervisor for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Supervision is a requirement for all accredited counsellors as well as those working towards accreditation. Clinical supervision is a formal space provided for therapists to meet with a qualified supervisor to talk about, reflect on and explore their work, as well as their on-going professional development. Today, supervision is an integral part of counselling both, during training and throughout the professional career of a counsellor.

Individual Counselling

From time to time, we all experience situations where we can benefit from a trained professional. Individual counselling is helpful with significant life changes, decisions that need to be made and difficulties at home or work.

Talk therapy is also helpful for serious problems that interfere with day-to-day life, such as physical or mental illness. other emotional difficulties, either alone or in combination with medication.
Therapy can effectively decrease depression and anxiety, and related symptoms such as pain, fatigue and nausea. More than 80 percent of people with depressive disorders improve when they receive appropriate treatment, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Psychotherapy has also been found to increase survival time for heart surgery and cancer patients, and it can have a positive effect on the body’s immune system.

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