Couples Therapy or Marital Therapy sets out to assist individuals in a committed relationship to work through problems or difficulties within their relationship.
Couples may choose to work one or more issues, life transitions or may want to enrich their relationship.
Therapy provides a safe and non-judgmental space to explore the patterns, habits, coping mechanisms and ineffective communication patterns contributes to the relationship problem.
The initial phase of therapy will focus on building a relationship and gathering crucial information regarding the main problem or condition. This time allows the client time to get to know me and the way I work. Thereafter the process requires weekly session to address the identified problem/problems.
Managing the symptoms of the condition or problem is as important as dealing with the cause of the condition or problem. Through weekly sessions it is possible for you to gain insight into the patterns, coping mechanisms, motivations etc. This knowledge of yourself may allow for greater involvement, understanding and connection to yourself and others.
Psychology is an analyst of thinking processes and understanding thought patterns. A clinical psychologist is a medical professional that works with various problems to understand, influence and guide you to illumination.
Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a form of therapy aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client’s perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences).
SE attempts to promote awareness and release physical tension that remains in the aftermath of trauma.
SE involves a guided exploration of the physical dysregulation that is harbored in the body as a result of trauma.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a powerful psychotherapy approach developed by psychologist, Dr. Francine Shapiro. EMDR was developed to resolve trauma related disorders as a result of exposure to traumatic or distressing events such as rape, abuse, hijacking, armed robbery, assault, death etc.
EMDR assist in reducing the trauma related sensory input like sounds, smells and feelings that is linked to the trauma. EMDR is also used to treat personality disorders, panic attacks, complicated grief, phobias, eating disorders, performance anxiety, stress reduction, addictions and sexual or physical abuse and pain disorders.