Kirsten is currently not taking on new clients.
Kirsten's approach to counselling is to offer support that is both targeted and practical. Therapy generally involves 1) a cognitive-behavioural approach which focus on your thoughts, feelings and actions, 2) personalised integrative therapy focuses an the influence diet, exercise,sleep and social connection has on mental health and 3) social skills which help you navigate this social world, be it at home, school or work.
Counselling Children & Adolescents
Children and young adults (6 to 25 years) are far better at "talk therapy" and gain a lot more out of psycho-education, if it's delivered in a fun and engaging way. Depending on the individual, games are played or serious discussion is engaged in.
Services offered for Anxiety & Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, Internet, Gaming & Social Media Addictions, etc.
So much of our ability to cope depends on our ability to navigate our social world, in an increasingly technology driven environment.
How are children and adolescents learning these crucial skills?
Personalised Integrative Therapy
PI Therapy promotes changes in psychological skills, diet, nutritional status, lifestyle, environment, social connections, spiritual health, and biological/ medical status.
Rather than targeting just one area (e.g., medication or psychological skills), PI Therapy aims to improve mental health by promoting changes in several different areas. It is believed that multiple, small changes in different areas are more effective, and often easier to achieve, than a dramatic change in a single area.
The main focus of CBT is that thoughts, feelings and behaviours combine to influence a person’s quality of life.
CBT aims to teach people that it is possible to have control over their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. CBT helps the person to challenge and overcome automatic beliefs, and use practical strategies to change or modify their behaviour. The result is more positive feelings, which in turn lead to more positive thoughts and behaviours.