There are many situations in peoples' lives when counselling may be of assistance in helping to resolve personal difficulties, such as:

  • Individual Counselling
  • facilitates the exploration and resolution of personal problems and issues according to the needs of the individual.

  • Grief and or loss Counselling
  • refers to a specific form of therapy, or a focus in general counseling with the goal of helping the individual grieve and address personal loss in a healthy manner. The purpose of grief counseling is to help individuals work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with the loss of a loved one. Although grieving can occur for other types of loss as well (such as loss of goals, ideals, and relationships), grief counseling is generally directed toward positive adjustment following loss after the death of a loved one. Grief counseling helps the individual recognize normal aspects of the grieving or mourning process, cope with the pain associated with the loss, feel supported through the anxiety surrounding life changes that may follow the loss, and develop strategies for seeking support and self-care.

  • Marital and Relationship difficulties

  • Domestic Violence Counseling:
  • Domestic and Family Violence is any type of behaviour one person uses to gain power and control over another person. Forms of abuse can include:
    1. Physical – including punching, slapping, pushing
    2. Verbal – including criticisms, insults, name-calling and put-downs
    3. Sexual – such as forcing someone to take part in sexual acts they do not want to take part in
    4. Financial – such as controlling or depriving a person of money
    5. Emotional or Psychological – including behaviours and comments used to undermine a person’s confidence.
    6. Social – to property and pets.
    7. Damage – including behaviours and comments used to undermine a person’s confidence.
    8. Harassment – such as constant telephoning or following a person. Domestic and Family Violence can also include threats to commit any of the above. Adults and young people who experience violence can have feelings of sadness, fear, guilt, anger and confusion. Many of them safer form low self-esteem and feel trapped. They can also experience behavioral and emotional problems after witnessing domestic and family violence. Roksana can provide support and information to victims of DV, including suggesting ways parents can assist their children.

  • Family issues:
  • Families are much more than groups of people who share the same genes or the same address. They should be a source of support and encouragement. This does not mean that everyone gets along all the time. Conflicts are a part of family life. Many issues can lead to conflict, such as illness, disability, addiction, job loss, abuse, school difficulties and marital problems etc. Listening to each other and working to resolve conflicts are important in strengthening the family. Roksana will assist you to work out those and many other family problems.

  • Conflict and communication difficulties
  • Conflict in a relationship is virtually inevitable. In itself, conflict isn’t a problem; how it’s handled, however, can bring people together or tear them apart. Poor communication skills, disagreements and misunderstandings can be a source of anger and distance, or a springboard to a stronger relationship and happier future. At Body hart and Soul we will teach you how to resolve conflicts and communicate more effectively.

  • Self-Esteem
  • is the way you look at yourself. People who have poor self-esteem tend to focus on and magnify their perceived shortcomings, and ignore their strengths and achievements. It's like looking into the mirror and seeing a warped picture - a bit like the ones at fun parks that make you look distorted - completely blowing reality out of proportion. If you have poor self-esteem it means that you believe that you are not OK, or that you are inferior to others. Low self-esteem can influence the way you behave with other people. For instance, you might find yourself being unassertive (not saying what we think, feel or want), and doing things you don't want to do. Or you might find yourself trying too hard to please other people - agreeing with them and offering to do things for them in order to 'earn' their friendship. Low self-esteem might also cause you to seek reassurance from your friends, because deep down, you may not be sure that they like you. If you have good self-esteem it means that you like yourself and you believe that you are as 'OK' as everyone else.

  • Couple Therapy
  • is a form of psychological therapy used to treat relationship distress for both individuals and couples. The purpose of couples therapy is to restore a better level of functioning in couples who experience relationship distress. The reasons for distress can include poor communication skills, incompatibility, or a broad spectrum of psychological disorders that include domestic violence, alcoholism, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia . The focus of couples therapy is to identify the presence of dissatisfaction and distress in the relationship, and to devise and implement a treatment plan with objectives designed to improve or alleviate the presenting symptoms and restore the relationship to a better and healthier level of functioning. Couples therapy can assist persons who are having complaints of intimacy, sexual, and communication difficulties.

  • Kids and Teenagers counselling: Sometimes kids, like adults, can benefit from therapy. Therapy can help kids develop problem-solving skills and also teach them the value of seeking help. Therapists can help kids and families cope with stress and a variety of emotional and behavioral issues. Many kids need help dealing with school stress, such as homework, test anxiety, bullying, or peer pressure. Others need help to discuss their feelings about family issues, particularly if there's a major transition, such as a divorce, move, or serious illness.

For more information on counselling please contact me directly to discuss your individual needs.