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Whether through an impulse search or a well thought plan,
I am really glad you made it here today, since Simona Therapy
could be the first step towards finding and embracing your best self.
Starting your therapeutic journey can be a daunting experience. Doubts may creep in about:
what therapy might involve;
pouring your heart out to a stranger;
finding the time or energy for sessions;
what others might say if they found out you are seeing a therapist; or
why you need to talk to someone when others seem fine on their own.
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist working within an Integrative Humanistic model which means I create a contained safe and confidential space where you feel secure enough to talk about and express your fears and concerns. This facilitates your growth, reaching the level of clarity to best engage with your life and live it authentically.
Presenting issues I work with include: childhood abuse, depression, anxiety (GAD), bereavement, specialising in relationship dynamics and personality disorders that may include Borderline Personality Disorder (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder), Dissociative Identity Disorder. For an extensive list, please see below.
I am here to applaud you for coming this far.
This might be one of the most courageous things you have done in your life. Fear and Ego may wish to keep you in the safety of their known territory. It takes guts to lay all your cards on the table, take an honest look at yourself and your life, your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and explore how you might change your situation.
WHAT YOU MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR
It may be that you do not know where to begin. Or you do, and there is something, someone, or a situation that is blocking you.
Maybe you find yourself asking:
“Who am I?”
“How did I get here?”
“Is this the rest of my life?”,
"Is this really happening to me", or
“How do I get where I want to be?”
Perhaps you or others have labelled you as down or depressed. You might be unsure about feeling a certain way, or not living the life you were meant to.
Whatever your needs are, therapy with me will be a process of self-discovery and growth aimed to rewrite potentially toxic or misconstrued life scripts (beliefs you have inherited from your family or society). I can support you to develop new skills to move towards becoming your best self.
HOW I WORK
I PROVIDE A SAFE,
To explore your feelings, thoughts and patterns of behaviours
I TAKE YOU
ON A JOURNEY
Where you've been, where you are at, and where you want to go
I HELP YOU DISCOVER
WHAT MIGHT BE
HOLDING YOU BACK
From reaching your
ISSUES I WORK WITH
Incl. Childhood, Domestic, Emotional, Financial, Physical, Self-harm
Incl. Suicidal Ideation, Post-natal depression
Incl. (difficulty) conceiving,
STRESS & ANXIETY
Job Search Struggles
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr
I would love to join you on your journey and support you to develop the tools you need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Email me to begin.