It’s time the truth was known about depression.
I do not subscribe to the theory that depression is a disease, and should be ‘treated’ with medication, instead I take a holistic approach, that results in sustainable transformation.
I work with individuals who present with wide and varied issues. But the issues are usually not the actual problem, they are a SYMPTOM of the real problem- the ROOT cause. Addressing causality is the most important factor in therapy. This is what I seek to identify. Only when the cause is uncovered can real change occur.
I lead people out of their misery towards a richer life experience.
My therapy is medication for the mind without the drugs!
Depression is not a disease. It is not an illness. It isn’t caused by chemical imbalance in the brain, as advocated by GPs, and drug companies who manufacture drugs.
I believe depression is often a natural response to an unnatural, distressing or challenging situation. Psychological distress is our internal world communicating with us that something needs attention.
The person-centred view of psychological distress is that problems arise when the actualising process is blocked, or out of alignment in some way.
It is a state created by incongruence, suppression, sense of hopelessness or distorted thinking. It is also a common defence against loss.
Depression can also be a reaction to the society in which one lives. Current society and the lifestyle & behaviours it promotes, completely undermine & oppose the conditions necessary for strong mental health and fully functioning people.
‘It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a sick society.’
ANXIETY is a future based state, created by fear about an imagined future. Results from a sense of uncertainty, the unknown, unpredictability, any kind of change, and a feeling of not being in control.
FEAR OF FEELINGS AND POWERFUL EMOTIONS. Your feelings & emotions are a response to your circumstances and a means for you to interpret reality. When emotions overwhelm you it can lead to a dysregulated nervous system, resulting in shut down or over reaction. I can show you how to regulate & take control of your emotions. You can learn to embrace your emotions and make friends with your feelings…especially the unpleasant, uncomfortable ones, as they guide you most.
TRAUMA is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness or loss. Trauma also results from unprocessed emotions that can be healed by engaging one’s innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense feelings. Regulation of the nervous system and integration of fragmented parts of self, allow trauma to be processed and released.
ADDICTIONS are a symptom of a hole in soul. An addict is not addicted to the drug, substance of choice, or behaviour. Addiction, is driven by a desire to experience certain feelings & emotions. It is a symptom of disconnection from self and others.