Therapies

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is a safe environment where you can share your inner world with a therapist. A confidential place where you can expect to be listened to and regarded.

Group Therapy

An effective way to work toward an increased awareness of self is in group therapy, a safe, low risk environment, where the presence of others seeking the same goal, offers us support.

Marriage Counseling

Marriage counseling is more directive than marital therapy, the counsellor being instructive and intervening in a way that prescribes to the couple a more constructive way of relating to one another.

Marital Therapy

The goal of marital therapy is to create a marital environment that is conducive to the ongoing inner healing of the two individuals. That is, the establishment of ways of relating that prompts the growth and healing process in one another.

Courses

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Our day to day patterns of behavior emerge from the promptings emanating from our inner world. The most of us, our goal in life is to be able to choose behaviours that are congruent with our values and vision for our lives. We increase our freedom to choose behaviours by growing in awareness of our inner world, different from being mindlessly and impulsively dictated to by thoughts and emotions that emerge within us.

The primary objective of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) then, is to equip us with skills that will facilitate this growth process toward increasing our freedom to choose our behaviour, particularly in our relationships with others.

A dialectic can be likened to an internal debate that we have with ourselves. DBT urges us to be more aware of this inner debate, and accept the reality of the inner conflicts that emerge between competing needs and emotions. Much of life involves compromises between competing inner demands and wants. A dialectical domain then is an area of life where you have to struggle to negotiate two different, frequently competing sets of needs and wants. Dialectical problem solving assumes that you have to compromise. You have to give up something in order to get something else. You have to move from an extreme end of a continuum toward a different position. Dialectics are found around emotions, thoughts, values, needs and how these impact on our behaviour in relationships.

DBT is a therapy that facilitates a growing consciousness of inner dialectic conflicts and offers us skills to direct our inner beings in a way that enhances our well being. The therapy encourages us to embrace the assumption that inner conflict is a part of life, unavoidable and natural. If we accept this assumption, we will begin to experience a decreased sense of urgency to resolve your inner conflicts.

In essence, DBT guides us towards walking that middle path of how to change ‘what is’ and how to accept ‘what is.’

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Groups

Mens Group

This group developed out of a desire of those who have had the experience of Group Therapy, and now wanted a space or an environment that would facilitate a continuation and reinforcement of the relational skills that developed as a result of therapy. It emerged out of an acknowledgement that it is difficult to maintain a relationship with self that is centred and in touch with our inner being without the support of others who share the same goal.

This group could best be described as a support group – men getting together to support, care and challenge one another to maintain a way of life that is growth-filled.

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Growth Group for Counsellors and Psychologists

A weekly growth group for mental health care professionals – counsellors, coaches and therapists – who value self-development and personal growth and healing. Within the safe, yet challenging environment of the group, the dynamics and relationships with other group members facilitates a process of us coming more into relationship with ourselves.

Through here-and-now encounters, we become more conscious and mindful of our inner world movements in response to another. Our awareness of relational patterns and blind spots in our capacity to relate in a mature adult manner – beyond co-dependency – is increased. Enhanced emotional awareness, clearer communication of needs, feelings and boundaries as they manifest in response to others, allows us the opportunity to expand our relational behaviours, take greater personal responsibility, and speak our personal truth.

The group provides the space to increase our tolerance of uncertainty and ambivalence, learning to sit with the discomfort that may arise in the face of misunderstandings and personal differences, and turning towards seeking understanding and clarity to build healthy, authentic relationships with others.

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