Emotion Focused Individual Therapy
Creating a Compassionate Storyline
Therapy can offer a safe space in which to grow and challenge oneself. I aim to create a secure and trusted connection with my clients so they feel able to look deeply within. Working together, I can help you discover unconscious thoughts, beliefs and emotions. We slowly nurture greater awareness and acceptance of the core aspects of your identity.
The stories we tell ourselves make up the narrative of who we are. I engage you in creating a deeper understanding of your own narrative: how you see yourself, how you understand yourself in relationship, what you see as the crucial events that shape your life and what you see as your assets and your deficits. We work together to peel back the layers of this story and build a new, more compassionate storyline.
The journey to a deeper connection to Self can be difficult. Yet fear can be our greatest ally, signaling for us to explore and go deeper. I will compassionately walk with you during these times, while you begin to author a future free from the old stories that keep you from realizing that you are much more than you know.
In Individual Therapy we can work on:
- Self-esteem/worth issues
- Anxiety disorders
- Life transitions
- Work-life balance
- Relationship stress
- Sexual dysfunction
- Internet Addictions
- Bi-polar disorder
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“With Joseph’s help I’m emerging from this real period of despair and darkness. I don’t think I even knew how bad things were until it started to get better. I was sort of living in hiding for a long, long time.”
“I came to Joseph for help in making a big, life-altering decision. He has helped me thoughtfully gain clarity and insight on how to move to the next phase of my life…uncovering fears and creating awareness that will help me create life-long changes.”
“The purpose for my first meeting with Joseph was to possibly gain some clarity in a relationship situation. Ultimately, through the time spent with him, I discovered that I actually needed to gain clarity about myself first. Joseph helped me to discover that I am a unique and individual person, and have the right to think and feel the way that I do. I have learned to trust myself more. Through knowing myself better, I can now go forward to put positive actions toward my future.”
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“You don’t need to change, becoming aware does the work.”
– Anthony DeMello