All of us, as we move through life, tell a multiple of stories to ourselves and others about our history. It is through our self-stories that we have developed a sense of who we are. Our stories are a fundamental means of making sense of our lived experiences.
However, when a problem arises, we find that our story no longer feels right. This is when unresolved trauma or past experiences can have an impact on how we relate to others, how we think/feel about ourselves, and how we function in the world.
My aim is to work with you to resolve the issues affecting you by developing a deeper understanding, insight and healthier perspective. My approach is holistic and informed by the following therapeutic models:
A framework of attachment principles to understand the impact of early experiences on adult mental health and development.
To enable the individual to better understand and resolve current and relational issues through a deeper exploration of earlier unconscious and conscious experiences and emotions.
The exploration of the individual’s sense of Self through the principle of ‘Wholeness’ – the interrelatedness of words, emotions, thoughts, sensations, movements, perceptions and context.
The ability of individuals to intentionally grow and develop psychologically, intellectually and ethically.
Basic techniques focusing on challenging and altering unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns.
The exploration of the individual’s confrontation with the ‘ultimate concerns of death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness’.
Neuroscience provides an understanding of how the brain’s functions contribute to the psychotherapeutic intention for enabling a change in behaviour patterns.
To arrange an Initial Consultation to discuss your concerns and to discover if I am the right person for you – send me an email and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.
“I had an attitude that no one could help me and I didn’t trust anyone, but Rhona helped me to slowly unravel the woollen ball of my past without pushing so that I can talk about things only when I am ready. Rhona’s skill as a therapist, and the benefits I have started to see as a result of a trusting and caring relationship has given me confidence. The bond between therapist and client to bring about change is very important, and this is definitely something we have.”
“Your guidance has helped me to learn how to acknowledge, accept and deal with my emotions.”
People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:
Unresolved Trauma /PTSD
Anger Related Issues
Fear & Anxiety
Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse
Feelings of Abandonment, Isolation and Loneliness
ADHD – Managing Symptoms
Relationship with food