Our aim is to help you find greater ease in your life and in your relationships...
Anxiety | depression | overwhelm | grief & loss | self-esteem | loneliness | meaninglessness | life transitions | relationship difficulties | separation & divorce | abuse & neglect | bullying | trauma | socialisation issues | thoughts of suicide | chronic illness or hospitalisation | physical symptoms without medical cause
Facing struggles on our own, can be an incredibly isolating experience. As humans, we are designed to operate within a social system and without the support of others we can lose our way. Whether engaging in counselling, as an individual or as a couple, the counselling experience can offer an opportunity to reconnect more authentically with ourselves and with each other. Embracing an integrated approach, at The Grove we consider the wellbeing of the whole individual, working collaboratively to support you to find greater ease and vitality in your life, both personally and in your relationships.
Counselling can help....
Our aim is to support you, in finding greater ease and vitality in your life. Therapy is a very personal journey tailored to the unique person that you are.
Centred around the quality of the therapeutic relationship, we draw on a wide range of therapeutic approaches, and as you are ready gently engage in the work of therapy. Approaches may range from talk therapy, mindfulness based practices, dream analysis, art therapy, to other expressive art therapies or approaches those that engage whole body present moment awareness.
Some people seek therapy at times of crisis, others seek therapy at periods of uncertainity in their lives. You may attend for a single session or you may choose to do engage in deeper work to address longer term issues. Therapy can be what it needs to be for you at this time.
Therapy can be comforting, it can be confronting, but most of all it can be life changing. Like most things in life, the more you invest yourself in the work of therapy, the more you will get out of the experience.
Most of us rely on our partner to share our ups and downs, to ‘have our back’, to give love and receive love, to understand and value us. When relationships are healthy each party feels loved, cared for, valued and understood. Unfortunately, the busy-ness and challenges of modern life and sometimes the unfinished business or experiences from the past, can interfere in relationships and create distance and tension.
Couples can find themselves caught in a cycle or pattern of interaction that creates distance and distress rather than connectedness and warmth. We work with couples to help them identify the patterns of interaction that get in the way of connectedness. We support them in understanding each other and changing interactions so that they develop a secure emotional bond and a loving, harmonious relationship.
Sometimes the predominant pattern may be associated with anxiety. As specialists in Anxiety Counselling in Melbourne, we can help you learn how to identify and work with your anxiety so that it no longer causes dysfunction in your relationship.
When couples are connected in this safe and loving way, they are able to communicate effectively, solve problems with relative ease and nurture each other and the relationship.
Read more about Couples Counselling.