External supervision or professional development can be provided to better serve your work practice, and support you through personal concerns that may be impacting your capacity to work. Onsite sessions are also available.
Addressing work related issues: to avoid burnout, manage work load pressures and stress, improve working relations, and implement work/ life balance.
How do you really perceive yourself? How do you imagine others perceive you? These beliefs impact our daily interactions, approach to situations and the opportunities and outcomes we create.
Relationship Issues and Couple Counselling
How is your relationship affecting your well being? Few relationships are free from friction. Our relationship counselling is designed to help you through difficult phases in your relationship, to problem solve, and provide you with improved communication and connection with your partner.
Individual counselling consists of meeting one-on-one with a psychologist / counsellor with the aim of providing: positive support and guidance to help you clarify issues, problem solve, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness, identify and move through limiting beliefs and overcome obstacles, connect with ones authentic self, address deeper underlying wounded feelings and issues, provide healing and growth, promote inherent strengths, motivate positive change, active full potential, and obtain your true needs and wants.
Anxiety, Stress Management and Relaxation
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress or suffer from anxiety? Could life be a little easier? You may benefit from adopting some strategies in stress management and learn some techniques in relaxation to improve your well being.
Depression is one of the most common of all mental health problems, and left untreated can be debilitating in nature. Exploring some of the core life factors so as to address the source of depression is as important as treating the corresponding symptoms of depression.
Individuals who have been subject to trauma from a range of situations, often experiencing complex trauma, require intensive support to address these concerns. Despite some temptation to avoid the challenges that come with trauma, these concerns tend to compound and therefore require more immediate attention.
Grief and Loss
Experiencing a significant loss is unique for each person. It may be the loss of a close relationship, loss of health, or the loss of a job. It can be a very difficult process and getting professional support can be of great benefit to your healing.
Addictions and Dependencies
Addictions can often be a coping behaviour that left untreated can lead to further problems over time. If you are concerned about your drug and alcohol use for example you may be noticing how central it is becoming to your way of life. Confronting these issues may change your life for the better.
Youth and Family Support
Often it is difficult for young people to either seek counselling or to be steered into counselling by parents or loved ones. Given the natural stages of development and life challenges that youth are faced with it is understandable that these reservations may be present. Youth need to feel understood and heard for their valid concerns, and when a genuine interest for support is conveyed meaningful change may begin to occur. The needs and interests of all family members often need to be attended to when addressing the family dynamic.
The tendency of some men to want to be self reliant, stoic, or overly self determined can lead to isolation and sometimes depression. Finding humility and vulnerability of expression can often be followed by improved intimacy, connection and communication with loved ones and greater self-empowerment in their endeavours.
Individual and men’s group therapy sessions are available.
I came to see David first and foremost to help me better understand myself. Specifically, how my behaviors, beliefs and accumulated experiences are impacting and affecting those around me, how I deal (or don’t deal) with stress, conflict, or other pressures in daily life. David has been a calming influence who has gently guided me through suggestions covering, both ‘ways of thinking’ about situations to more tangible actions to try out. David’s approach has been holistic in blending career, marriage, family and self, past and present into understanding how behaviors develop over time. He has been strongly supportive, but always taking a balanced approach helping me understand how my actions and emotions may look or feel ‘from the other side’. David continues to help me become a more empathetic thinker who is more easily able to understand the state of his own emotions first.
Monique has a dynamic and informed approach of guiding and facilitating. Her professional and structured approach is warm and friendly so it was very easy to be open with her. As a director of a ecommerce business I would recommend her approach which guides executives rather than tells. She’s allowed me to view different ways of looking at myself and my business and worked to create positivity and identify core strengths. The process was organic and positive and result will be invaluable professionally and personally for years to come.
I contacted Psychology Pathways with a level of scepticism and blunt expectations and in so-doing, was fortunate enough to have received contact from Monique who was equally as frank and straight up and down in her response to my expectations as I had been of her in demanding them. I immediately felt at ease with Monique. There was an obvious ‘zero BS’ factor, but with a warmth, honesty and charisma that was instantly comforting and so I agreed that we should meet to see how things went. During my sessions with Monique, whilst always feeling safe and supported, I also felt like there was nowhere to hide – as much from myself as from anyone. Monique regularly made me hear my own words/thoughts and made me take stock of the answers that I had within me, thereby helping me sort out and tidy-up my thought processes. Gentle, encouraging and firm, I knew that I was being held to account for my own actions and outputs, but at no stage did I ever feel like I was being judged or having a gun held to my head. Simply that Monique’s expectation of me was that I delivered on the expectations of myself, which I found to be supportive, uplifting and empowering. Our sessions would often take on a free-flowing, meandering path that always remained relevant and insightful, but never strained or put on. Within a very short space of time I found that Monique had helped me realign my thoughts and address my whole being as opposed to just what was in my head. I would highly recommend Monique to anyone that requires that spark and inspiration which is possibly buried down a little too deep inside of them as Monique sees what shines on the inside and somehow manages to help you shine on the outside as well.