Rakhi Beekrum

COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST | DURBAN

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Therapy

Attending a therapy session for the first time may create some anxiety about what to expect. It’s only natural to feel anxious about discussing your private lives with a complete stranger. However, the session is relaxed and private. All information discussed is treated with the strictest confidentiality. The therapeutic method used depends on the individual and the presenting problem. The process is collaborative and focused on attaining your therapy goals. The number of sessions required varies from case to case and is dependent on the problem and the client’s progress – however, every attempt is made to solve problems and reach treatment goals in the least possible time. Some of the therapeutic modalities utilised include:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is scientifically proven to work for a variety of emotional difficulties. It is a practical, measureable treatment, based on the premise that the way we see situations impacts on how we feel and behave. So, by identifying, disputing & changing unhealthy thinking patterns, we are able to change the way we feel and act.

Solution-Focused Therapy is a brief, goal-directed therapy that focuses on solutions rather than dwelling on problems. The focus is on developing one’s strengths and can be applied to various problems – both individually and with couples.

Psychodynamic Therapy is a talk-therapy that focuses on the role of past experiences and the unconscious on one’s current functioning.

Existential Therapy helps clients find meaning in their suffering and aspire to live meaningful, authentic lives.

Narrative Therapy is based on the premise that our lives are stories and that we can reauthor our stories so we can live happier lives.

Hypnotherapy is a state of deep relaxation in which you are in complete control, and can be helped to reach various treatment goals, such as behaviour change, motivation, pain management, etc.

Structural Family Therapy focuses on the roles and relationships within family and larger systems, and is aimed at restructuring the system for healthier relationships.

Transactional Analysis helps identify our communication patterns and teaches more functional methods of communicating.

Mindfulness which has its roots in Buddhism focuses on the present moment and is useful in the treatment of depression, stress, anxiety and poor dietary habits.