Therapy

Discover Healing and Growth Through Therapy

Therapy is a transformative process that offers a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. As a therapist, I am committed to helping you navigate through life’s challenges, overcome obstacles, and foster personal growth.

Through personalised therapy sessions, we will work collaboratively to gain insights, develop coping strategies, and create positive changes in your life. Therapy provides a nurturing environment where you can express yourself, gain clarity, and develop the tools to navigate life’s complexities.

Embrace the healing power of therapy and embark on a journey towards self-discovery, resilience, and inner fulfillment.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterised by persistent feelings of worry, fear, and unease. It can manifest in various ways, such as excessive thoughts, physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat or sweating, and avoidance of certain situations.

People with anxiety may experience difficulties in daily life, relationships, and overall well-being.

However, therapy can provide significant relief. Through various approaches like cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or mindfulness-based techniques, therapy aims to help individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns, develop coping strategies, and gradually face their fears.

With the guidance of a trained therapist, individuals can gain insight into their anxiety, learn effective tools, and ultimately regain control over their lives.

Bullying

Bullying is a harmful behaviour characterised by repeated acts of aggression, intimidation, or humiliation directed towards an individual by another person or group. It can occur in various settings, including schools, workplaces, or online platforms.

Bullying can take different forms, such as physical, verbal, or relational aggression. Common symptoms experienced by individuals who are bullied include fear, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, and academic difficulties.

Fortunately, therapy can play a crucial role in addressing the effects of bullying. Therapeutic interventions provide a safe space for individuals to express their emotions, develop resilience, and regain their self-confidence. Through therapy, individuals can learn coping strategies, assertiveness skills, and healthy boundaries to protect themselves from bullying. Additionally, therapy can help promote healing, reduce the long-term impact of bullying, and support individuals in rebuilding their self-esteem and social connections.

Burn out

Burnout is a state of chronic physical and emotional exhaustion resulting from prolonged exposure to high levels of stress, particularly in the workplace. It often occurs when individuals feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet the demands placed upon them.

Symptoms of burnout may include fatigue, cynicism, reduced productivity, feelings of detachment, and a sense of ineffectiveness.

Therapy can be instrumental in addressing burnout and promoting recovery. Through therapy, individuals can explore the underlying causes and contributors to burnout, such as work-related stressors or personal factors.

Therapists can help individuals develop healthy coping mechanisms, set boundaries, and manage their stress levels effectively. They may also assist in exploring self-care practices, improving work-life balance, and fostering resilience.

Therapy provides a supportive environment for individuals to gain insight, restore their well-being, and develop strategies to prevent future burnout episodes.

Depression

Depression is a mental health condition characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest or pleasure in activities. It can affect various aspects of a person’s life, including their emotions, thoughts, and physical well-being.

Symptoms of depression often include a persistent low mood, fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, difficulty concentrating, and a lack of motivation.

Therapy is an essential treatment option for depression, as it offers support, guidance, and effective strategies for managing symptoms. Different therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or interpersonal therapy, aim to identify and challenge negative thought patterns, address underlying issues, and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Therapists provide a safe space for individuals to express their emotions, gain insight into their experiences, and work towards positive change. With therapy, individuals can gradually regain their sense of well-being, learn to manage their depression more effectively, and improve their overall quality of life.

Disconnected from self

Feeling disconnected from oneself refers to a state where individuals feel detached or out of touch with their authentic emotions, values, and sense of identity. It often stems from various factors, such as trauma, prolonged stress, or a lack of self-care.

Symptoms of feeling disconnected from oneself may include a sense of emptiness, emotional numbness, confusion about personal values, and a lack of purpose.

Therapy can be instrumental in addressing this disconnection and fostering self-awareness. Therapists provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their inner experiences, reconnect with their emotions, and rediscover their sense of self. Through therapeutic techniques such as mindfulness, self-reflection, and expressive therapies, individuals can gradually reconnect with their authentic selves.

Therapy also helps individuals identify and challenge self-limiting beliefs, set meaningful goals, and develop strategies for self-care and personal growth. Ultimately, therapy can facilitate a deepened understanding of oneself and pave the way towards a more fulfilling and connected life.

Emotional eating

Emotional eating refers to a pattern of using food as a way to cope with or manage emotions, rather than eating for physical nourishment. It often involves consuming food in response to feelings of stress, sadness, boredom, or other emotional triggers.

Emotional eating can lead to overeating, feelings of guilt or shame, and can contribute to difficulties in maintaining a healthy weight.

Therapy can be beneficial in addressing emotional eating patterns and promoting healthier coping strategies. Therapists can help individuals explore the underlying emotions and triggers that contribute to emotional eating.

They may provide techniques for managing stress, developing alternative coping mechanisms, and improving self-awareness. Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) are commonly used therapeutic approaches for emotional eating, focusing on identifying and challenging unhealthy thought patterns and promoting mindful eating habits. Through therapy, individuals can gain insight into their relationship with food, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and cultivate a more balanced and nourishing approach to eating and emotional well-being.

Energy management / fatigue

Energy management and fatigue are closely related to overall well-being and can significantly impact one’s daily life. Energy management refers to the practice of effectively allocating and replenishing one’s physical, mental, and emotional energy to sustain productivity and maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Fatigue, on the other hand, is a state of extreme tiredness or exhaustion that can result from various factors, such as prolonged physical or mental exertion, lack of sleep, stress, or certain medical conditions.

Therapy can be beneficial in addressing energy management and fatigue-related concerns. Therapists can help individuals identify and address the underlying causes of fatigue, such as unhealthy lifestyle habits, unresolved emotional issues, or excessive stress.

Through therapy, individuals can learn practical strategies to manage their energy levels, improve sleep hygiene, establish healthy routines, and set realistic goals. Therapists may also assist in exploring and addressing any emotional or psychological factors contributing to fatigue, such as anxiety or depression.

Ultimately, therapy can support individuals in developing a better understanding of their energy needs, implementing self-care practices, and making positive changes to optimise their overall well-being and manage fatigue more effectively.

FIFO lifestyle

While a FIFO lifestyle offers certain benefits, such as higher earning potential and opportunities for career advancement, it can also pose unique challenges.

Therapy can be valuable in helping individuals navigate and cope with the demands of a FIFO lifestyle. Therapists can provide support in managing the emotional and psychological effects of being away from home and loved ones for extended periods. They can assist in developing healthy coping strategies, fostering open communication within relationships, and maintaining work-life balance.

Therapy can also address any feelings of isolation, loneliness, or stress that may arise from the unique work environment and schedule associated with FIFO arrangements. Ultimately, therapy can help individuals maintain their well-being, strengthen their relationships, and adapt to the demands of a FIFO lifestyle more effectively.

Lack of trust

Experiencing a lack of trust can have a profound impact on an individual’s relationships and overall well-being. It often stems from previous experiences of betrayal, deception, or trauma, causing individuals to struggle with relying on others or forming new connections.

Therapy can be instrumental in addressing and healing issues related to trust. Therapists provide a safe and confidential space where individuals can explore the root causes of their trust issues, such as past relationships or childhood experiences.

Through therapy, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of their patterns of mistrust and develop tools to rebuild trust in themselves and others. Therapists may utilize various therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) or eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), to help individuals challenge negative beliefs, process past traumas, and learn healthy communication and boundary-setting skills.

Therapy can also foster a therapeutic relationship built on trust, which can serve as a model for rebuilding trust in other areas of life. With therapy, individuals can gradually heal from their past wounds, cultivate healthier relationships, and regain a sense of trust and security in themselves and others.

Loneliness

Loneliness is a subjective feeling of social isolation or a lack of meaningful connections with others. It can occur even when surrounded by people or in various life situations.

Loneliness can have a significant impact on one’s mental and emotional well-being, contributing to feelings of sadness, anxiety, and a sense of emptiness.

Therapy can be a valuable resource in addressing loneliness and its underlying causes. Therapists provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their feelings of loneliness, identify any negative thought patterns or beliefs that may perpetuate it, and develop strategies for building meaningful connections.

Therapy may involve exploring social skills, improving self-esteem, and fostering self-compassion. Additionally, therapists can assist individuals in expanding their social support networks, developing healthier communication patterns, and engaging in activities and hobbies that promote connection and fulfillment.

Ultimately, therapy can help individuals navigate their feelings of loneliness, improve their overall social well-being, and cultivate a sense of belonging and fulfillment in their lives.

Purposeless

Feeling purposeless refers to a state of lacking a sense of direction, meaning, or fulfillment in life. It can be characterised by a sense of aimlessness, dissatisfaction, or a feeling that one’s actions and endeavours lack significance.

Therapy can play a crucial role in addressing feelings of purposelessness and helping individuals rediscover meaning and fulfillment. Therapists can assist individuals in exploring their values, passions, and personal strengths to gain insight into what brings meaning to their lives.

Through therapeutic techniques such as goal-setting, self-reflection, and exploration of personal interests, individuals can gradually reconnect with their sense of purpose.

Therapy also provides an opportunity to identify and challenge any self-limiting beliefs or barriers that may contribute to feelings of purposelessness. Additionally, therapists may help individuals explore different avenues, such as volunteering, pursuing new hobbies, or making changes in career or lifestyle, to find opportunities that align with their values and provide a sense of purpose.

Ultimately, therapy can support individuals in rediscovering their purpose, living a more fulfilling life, and experiencing a greater sense of meaning in their day-to-day activities.

Stress

Stress is a natural response to demanding or challenging situations that can have both physical and psychological effects. It can arise from various sources, such as work, relationships, financial pressures, or major life changes. Prolonged or excessive stress can negatively impact one’s well-being, leading to symptoms like irritability, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and even physical health problems.

Therapy is an effective tool for managing stress and promoting overall well-being. Therapists can help individuals identify the sources of stress in their lives, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and learn stress management techniques. They may employ different therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), or relaxation techniques.

Through therapy, individuals can gain a better understanding of their stress triggers, learn to reframe stressful situations, and develop effective strategies for self-care and stress reduction. Additionally, therapy can provide support, validation, and guidance in navigating challenging circumstances and building resilience. Ultimately, therapy empowers individuals to better manage stress, improve their overall quality of life, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being.

How Do I Know if Therapy is Right for Me?

As a therapist, I understand that deciding if therapy is the right fit for you is an important consideration. If you find yourself facing persistent challenges, emotional distress, or a desire for personal growth, therapy can be a valuable resource.

Through our collaborative work together, I will provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Whether you are navigating relationship difficulties, managing stress, coping with life transitions, or seeking support for mental health concerns, therapy offers an opportunity for self-exploration and healing.

As your therapist, I will tailor the therapeutic approach to your unique needs, helping you gain insights, develop effective coping strategies, and cultivate resilience.

Together, we will embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and positive change. If you are ready to invest in your well-being and personal growth, I am here to support you on your therapeutic path.

When you’re serious about change, Sietske is a great choice. She has a way of deep listening that made me feel totally safe and heard. 

I love how she feeds back questions and connects the dots in ways that can seem quite magical. As a professional coach myself it was very insightful to work with Sietske and witness her coaching style and way of working. Calm, often fun, and always very professional. Results are a given. If you’re considering working with Sietske I can promise you that you will be in very caring hands.

Joan Bell

Professional Coach|NLP Master Practitioner, Joan Bell, BizCoach101