A Supportive Therapeutic Conversation

Who should request a supportive therapeutic conversation?

You should request a supportive therapeutic conversation particularly when you are suffering from:

  • stress;
  • anxiety;
  • and/or depression

As Clinical Pastoral Therapist I specialize in these areas.

You can also request a supportive therapeutic conversation is you need support with:

  • self-esteem
  • self-confidence
  • a life transition like the death of a love-one, divorce or retirement

 

How do I request a supportive therapeutic conversation with you?

You can do so in two ways:

(1) Book a 60 Minute Complimentary ONLINE Conversation
please note this is NOT in person, but virtually;

(2) Book a 60 Minute 50% Discounted FACE-TO-FACE Conversation
(either in Muizenberg, CT or Belville, CT)

 

More on an anxiety & depression

To be caught in a cycle of anxiety, severe stress and/or depression can be extremely painful. It often feels like it will never end. Its very similar to your experience of the weather. When you are in the grip of the heart of winter it almost feels as though summer will never come around again.

Therefore I use a clearly structured therapeutic and coaching process to give you both the necessary insights and skills to grow confident that the wintry weather of depression, anxiety and stress will eventually pass. During this therapeutic process you will gain insight into how the way you pay attention to your experience maintain your anxiety, stress and depression. During our time together I will teach you specific skills that will help you change this conditioned response. 

When practicing these skills for most clients the initial experience is one of immediate and short-term relief. As they then learn to master them their symptoms gradually improve and many cases it disappears. They also learn to use these skills to become resilient when future changes happen in their lives that a challenging to deal with.

How do you work?

There are many therapeutic or healing methodologies and different therapists use different types of therapy. My approach is:

  • solution-focused – we focus on the specific outcome you desire from our therapeutic conversations
  • needs-based – together we asses how well your basic emotional needs are met
  • resource-based – together we discover resources you already have to meet your challenges
  • holistic – based on your specific needs we work with your body, feelings, thoughts and intuitions to restore healing and wholeness.

What is a Clinical Pastoral Therapist?
The word “therapist” is derived from the Latin “therapia” which means “to heal or to cure”. It also originates from the Greek word “therapeia” with the same meaning and “therapeuein” which means “to minister to” or “attending to a wound”. So as a Clinical Pastoral Therapist I aim to restore healing and wholeness.

The word “pastoral” comes from the word “pastor” or “shepherd“. It suggest someone who aims for the general well-being of those they care for. Therefore as Clinical Pastoral Therapist I have your well-being at heart especially your emotional, mental and spiritual well-being and any physical challenges that may affects those.

The word “clinical” comes from the setting in which “Clinical Pastoral Therapists” are trained. Similar to “Clinical Psychologists” they are trained in facilities such as hospitals, mental health facilities and facilities for alcohol and drug abuse. As a Clinical Pastoral Therapist we are also familiar with the diagnostic  processes involve in treating diseases of the brain, emotional disturbance, and behavior problems similar to “Clinical Psychologists”. However we are not in a position to make clinical diagnosis or prescribe medication like a medical doctor or psychiatrist can registered to do. Like “Clinical Psychologists” we use conversational therapy, but do not prescribe medication.