I’m grateful that you’ve found your way here, to my website. It can be a difficult endeavour finding a therapy/therapist you connect with, especially when you’re on a waiting list for months. Therapy doesn’t have to be like that. It can be easy. Here’s the gist of how it works with me:
Step 1 – Reaching Out
You come to the realisation that you need some support. Maybe it’s the anxiety, loneliness, insecurity, grief or unprocessed trauma that feels too heavy to carry alone. You’re ready to be emotionally honest with yourself. So…
Step 2 – Contact Session
We schedule a first contact session. It lasts up to 30 minutes via Zoom & it’s free of cost. We talk what is happening with you in depth & what therapy together could look like. We also discuss the practical stuff, like the frequency of our sessions & where you fit on the pay scale. I answer any questions you have.
If we’re on the same page…
Step 3 – Intake
We begin our journey together. The first session is an ‘intake session’, it’s the most structured session we have. We outline your needs & gather information from different aspects of your life to create a thorough, tailor-made treatment plan – that evolves & flows as you do.
Step 4 – Therapy Begins
At every session I meet you with my heart first. I weave in therapeutic tools, perspectives & interventions, to help you reclaim parts of yourself that you might have lost. I encourage you to access your inner wisdom & to recognise that you’re the author of your life. We collaborate on how to sit the hard stuff. We process the (intergenerational) trauma.
Step 5 – Profound Inner Work
We walk this journey together. We celebrate the wins & grieve the losses. You expand your toolkit for self-regulation/self-soothing, assertiveness, loving connection with yourself & others etc. Therapy will challenge you to let go of your old stories, wounds, beliefs, judgements & concepts.
Step 6 – Check Ins
Every so often, we evaluate how therapy is going – if your needs are being met & that you feel seen.
Step 7 – Changes Happen
You might start noticing that you’re developing groundedness in your body, heart & mind. Your symptoms are subsiding.
Step 8 – End of Therapy Journey
Therapy ends when you feel ready. You feel courageous, self-trusting & resilient enough to live an authentic life full of self-confidence. You’re able to confront life’s difficult issues with your inner resources.
“As long as you keep secrets & suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself….
The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.”Bessel van der Kolk,
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
“The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain.”Gabor Maté,
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”Maya Angelou,
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”Carl Jung,
Man and His Symbols