“The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.” (a Buddhist teacher)
We have all experienced a lot of emotional pains such as hurt, anger, loneliness, anxiety and so on. Our emotional reaction to unpleasant events is shaped by our past experiences that have hurt us.
As a result we have learned to suppress, deny, gloss over or ignore our honest feelings so as not to feel them. We needed to do so for managing ourselves and relationships with others.
Although avoidance may protect ourselves from possible hurts temporarily, we pay the high price for suppressing our true self.
When we bottle up our feelings, it exhausts huge emotional energy within us.
The suppression of our emotional response can lead to mental illness and emotional difficulties.
The pain of not being able to express our true self is at the root of emotional difficulties.
Healing begins with cultivating an open and empathetic presence with our inner experience.
An important part of healing lies in recognising and accepting whatever emotions spontaneously arise from within in the present moment.
Unconditional self-acceptance leads to emotional freedom.
Things will begin to improve as how we feel about ourselves changes.
Psychotherapy is the art of emotional freedom.
Psychotherapy is an experiential learning of nurturing self-acceptance.
Areas of counselling include self-worth, self-judgement, stress, anxiety, depression, pain of being invisible and unheard, relationships, traumas (i.e. abuse, immigration), personal growth, and realisation of your dreams.
My approach includes Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Hypnotherapy.
The length of psychotherapy is dependent on your needs and aims for therapy.
If you want to solve a particular problem, it takes less time.
If you want to work through your recurring painful emotions or something fundamental, I suggest that regular weekly therapy is ideal.
It is best to arrange sessions based on your aims and desires.
We discuss your intention of therapy in the first session. If you decide a regular therapy, we review our work periodically so that you know where you are with your initial goals.
If you want to make an appointment or for further information, please email me email@example.com
If we agree to work together, we will arrange a session time.
Standard session (50 minutes) $130
Both face to face and online available.
Email session is also available if you prefer to talk through email. Correspondence pace is once every day or every second day excluding weekends and public holidays.
1 week of email communication / $130
If finances are a barrier to you accessing ongoing therapy please contact me to see if we can come to an arrangement.
Available on Monday to Thursday from 8am to 6pm.
Sessions are not available on weekends and evenings, but if you have difficulty in having a session in day time, please feel free to contact me.
203A Symonds Street, Auckland CBD
107A Lake Road, Northcote
For booking and further information, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment & Cancellation policy
Payment available by cash or bank transfer on the day of session.
No cancellation fee is charged when you cancel or reschedule a session one day prior to the session.
Cancellation within 24 hours including on the session day will incur 100% of the session fee.