I use expressive therapies (i.e. expressing your emotions through words, imagery, art etc.) to foster emotional healing, -growth and -development. This therapeutic modality is used to explore the personal responses, reactions, and insights of a person. The very act of expressing emotions in a therapeutically safe and environment is a deeply healing experience.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
When a person is very upset, the brain can’t process information as it does ordinarily. The brain forms neurological pathways that can be described as negative believes or thought patterns. Traumatic memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people. EMDR facilitates a process of rewiring in the brain whilst receiving a visual-, auditory- or kinaesthetic bilateral stimulation. Patients report a shift toward wellbeing, a sense of release, a feeling of peace and acceptance, as well as a deep appreciation for the capacity for healing after EMDR therapy. Following a successful EMDR session; a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind. You still remember what happened, but it is not upsetting to you anymore.
Psychoanalysis is a method psychotherapy that can be very useful for people who are struggling with longstanding difficulties in the ways that they think and feel about themselves, the world, and their relationships with others. Psychoanalysis helps to gain cognitive insight and emotional understanding. I try my best to serve understanding in a way that patients can take it in, chew it, digest it, and be nourished by it. In short; I look at the functioning of the person on 3 levels i.e. spirit, soul and body. I then analyse and explain the processes in these parts of the human being to bring insight and change where necessary.
Therapy: teenagers and adults
- Self image
- Eating disorders
- Reconstructed families
- Trauma (e.g. victims of crime and all forms of abuse)
- Substance abuse
- Childhood trauma
- Grief and bereavement
- Stressful live events
- Stress management
Guidance: parents, caretakes and guardians
- Parent-child relationships
- Reconstructed family integration.
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