On counselling sessions I invite you to describe your current personal difficulties. It is an open conversation during which I want to motivate you to action and show what steps to undertake in order to better organize and understand the problems most important to you. An initial assessment and diagnosis of mental health can be carried out during counselling. Counselling can but does not need to lead to psychotherapy.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny
You are invited to psychotherapy sessions after initial counselling. Therapy is an attempt to change behaviour and thinking. Its goal is to help you to better understand yourself and limit unwanted consequences of mental health problems in everyday life. On its onset, mutually-agreed goals and ways of achieving them are set out.
Therapy is a very personal process and can last from a few weeks to a few years. In my cognitive-behavioural practice I focus especially on working with the links between thoughts, emotions and behaviours. A key element to psychotherapy is personal homework done in between each session.
- For people struggling with recurrent, similar problems in professional life or relationships.
- For individuals with lasting low mood, aversion to socializing, avoiding daily tasks, with low self-esteem or a feeling of hopelessness.
- For those suffering from all kinds of anxiety (social phobia or anxiety related to particular situations or places).
- For people experiencing difficulties in sex life, or struggling with sexual orientation or sexual identity.
- For people having difficult life experiences in the past and wanting to understand their influence on current problems.
- For individuals struggling with compulsive behaviour or obsessive, intrusive thoughts.
- For people suffering from various mental health consequences of a traumatic event.