Hi, I’m Valda.
I help people of all ages and walks of life create healthier, happier relationships.
I guide them on how to navigate difficult times in their lives, especially when anger or fears are high, and hope low.
I help people who long for better, deeper, more authentic relationships, but hold back because they worry about making themselves too vulnerable.
I teach skills and principles that help people communicate and solve problems better, while at the same time developing the flexibility and resilience to handle whatever life throws at them.
Whether you’re dealing with a personal or a relationship difficulty, individual therapy can help.
What Kind Of Issues Can You Help Me With?
I can help you with a variety of issues, but what I love most doing – and I’m best at – is relationship therapy.
And that means anything to do with repairing or strengthening relationships, including your relationship with yourself!
Most relationship-related problems I’ve been helping individuals with over the years would fall under one of these categories:
- Relationship Conflict (intimate, family, children, friends, workplace)
- Relationship Breakdown (fall-outs, cut-offs, separation, divorce)
- Sexual Issues Affecting Relationships (past sexual abuse, porn use, infidelity, sexual dysfunctions)
- Negative Relationship to Oneself (self hatred, low self-worth, low self-esteem, lack of confidence)
How Does Individual Therapy Work?
Therapy in general often involves a lot of talking – but not always.
At times I’ll invite you to engage in specific exercises or activities, either during or between sessions.
We may look at things that are happening in your life now, or things that happened in the past, identifying and working through unhelpful thought or behaviour patterns.
I may also encourage and guide you in connecting to, and expressing, forgotten or difficult feelings, or reflecting on family, social or cultural issues that impact on your emotional life.
Dealing with what happens in the therapeutic relationship between you and me may also be part of the process.
Individual therapy is a collaborative process between a client and his or her therapist.
As such, therapy will work best for you if you participate actively (and proactively) not only during sessions but also, and most importantly, between sessions.
How Will I Know That Therapy Is Working?
Good therapy, with a therapist who’s a good match for you, will help you:
- Understand and accept yourself better
- Clarify and achieve your goals
- Improve your relationships
- Deal better with pain and stress
- Find more meaning and joy in life
Success should be measured not only by how well or how fast you resolve the issues that brought you to therapy, but most importantly by:
- How much you learn about yourself
- How much better your relationships become
- How clear you get about your values and priorities
- How close you get to a lifestyle that supports your values
- How able you become to accept and handle things that you can’t change
How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You Now
Ok, read these statements – which ones would apply to you?
- I’m struggling with a personal or a relationship issue
- I value my personal growth and important relationships in my life
- I’m ready to explore the situation I’m in, including how I might be contributing to my own distress
- I value exploration, self-reflection and learning, and am prepared to invest some energy, time and money into this process
If the above statements ring true to you, you’re probably suited to the type of therapy I offer.
If you cannot relate to them at all, therapy with me is not likely to work for you.
Do you think what I’m offering is what you’re looking for?
And if so, do you feel ready to get started?
How To Get Started
If you think you’ve found what you’re looking for, feel free to call me anytime to book an appointment. 0421 176 476
If I’m not available, I’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours.