What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is about helping you to shift your perspective so you can live more harmoniously with the forces of your life rather than remaining locked in an endless struggle against them. This can take many forms, and a good therapist will be skilled at helping you make sense of the ways you are caught or stuck, and from there guiding you toward new pathways of growth, healing and transformation.

Of course, this is easier said than done. On the other hand, it is vital to know that it can be done.

My job is to listen. But that does not mean I am a passive, detached observer. I’m not. Real listening requires my actively being with you, getting myself out of the way so that I can hear your story, your thoughts, your fears and your conflicts, in a way that is ultimately helpful for you. This usually results in my helping you to uncover and define your ‘core conflicts’, that is, helping to clarify, for you, the real sources of your distress. Getting to the root of the problem can be tremendously liberating, and sets the stage for the next phases of therapy.

My worldview is holistic and inclusive, and I consider each meeting and session with my clients a sacred venture. We are far more than what we appear to be, and my aim is to help clients regain contact with their authentic nature.

Online formats currently available in light of COVID-19.

Below is a brief list of what I help with (explore my website to find out more):

Individual and Relational Issues

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and the wounds of early life
  • Relationship problems (couples work, healing and forgiveness)
  • Men’s Issues (sexuality, power, love)
  • Family problems (parenting issues, communication-skills, transitions and phase of life problems)

Spirituality and Transformative Processes

  • Issues related to genuine spiritual awakening and transpersonal development, i.e., spiritual emergence, energetic shifts, etc.
  • Supporting meditation and contemplative practices
  • Integrating exceptional, non-ordinary experiences into everyday life
  • Incorporating trans-egoic states of awareness into everyday life
  • Creativity and the artistic process
  • Therapy for therapists and healers

artwork: Kamran Khavarani, Tree of Life