Counselling

It has not been uncommon to work with men who through separation and divorce have found this to be a life shattering experience, they report the loneliness of the situation.  During this crisis time everything they care about including the relationship with their children, their financial status, ability to work and their health are put at risk through prolonged proceedings.   Therefore counselling is a vital intervention.

As  a qualified social worker I have the qualifications, practical experiences and the passion to help dads face their personal challenges creatively.

 Some reasons why counselling is so important:

  • teaches problem solving skills, such as how to overcome negative beliefs, assumptions or expectations that are the hallmark of depressed or anxious thinking.
  • helps people to learn to cope better and develop a more optimistic perspective through taking actions that enable them to feel self-empowered, such as becoming more assertive or taking steps towards life goals in spite of their difficulties, and start to achieve some positive results, they begin to feel genuinely better about themselves as people, which enhances their psychological well being in the long run.
  • focuses on helping people build strengthen and protect them psychologically.
  • teaches people how to calm their autonomic nervous system, which is the foundation for stress management and anxiety reduction.
  • in combination with positive lifestyle changes, including healthy diet and regular vigorous exercise, has been demonstrated to produce lasting anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects.

Topics covered, trauma counselling, anger management, confidence building, understanding self esteem,aggression or assertiveness, understanding anxiety, stress management and coping skills.

The stages of closure: Forgiveness, Detachment, Letting Go, Closure is different from grief, Understanding that you might not ever understand why.

You can only get closure from yourself.

It has not been uncommon to work with men who through separation and divorce have found this to be a life shattering experience, they report the loneliness of the situation.  During this crisis time everything they care about including the relationship with their children, their financial status, ability to work and their health are put at risk through prolonged proceedings.   Therefore counselling is a vital intervention.