A person may seek out a psychologist for a number of reasons.
Life can be overwhelming and difficult at times. We may think we have to be strong and that we should be able to deal with our problems alone. However, when the client enters into therapy they are in a safe, non-judgemental and objective space where the client together with the therapist can jointly unpack the client’s particular difficulties.
Thereby, allowing the client to achieve greater emotional and personal growth or gain deeper self – insight and awareness. I aim to help people deal with all types of life challenges, emotional and developmental problems. Thus, assisting clients to optimise their psychological well-being.
My theoretical approach is mainly psycho-dynamic; I tend to understand the person functioning from the interaction of drives and forces within them, particularly those that lie within the unconscious. Subsequently, having an impact on our current relationships and interactions in the present .
Consequently, our past experiences contribute to the meanings that we make of our world and the relationships we enter into. Past developmental and relational experiences can leave impressions on our self-concept which we carry from childhood into our adult lives. However, no matter what the past holds, it is how we understand and make meaning of these in the present that is important.
Therapy facilitates a space for healing and recovery.