Services

Approach to Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a process focused on helping you work through difficulties or issues in your life learn new, constructive ways to deal with them. It is also be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress, such as starting a new career or going through a divorce. Paula provides a safe, non-judgemental, and supportive environment for clients to work through the difficulties they are facing. Her approach is to enable clients to build on their existing strengths and resources to solve their problems and meet their goals. Working with adults, children, adolescents and their families, both counselling and psychotherapy are places to learn about yourself, your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to develop new ways of resolving and responding to difficulties.

Counselling

Enabling clients to work through here and now difficulties, to resolve them and make the changes they want. Counselling can focus on responses to trauma, grief, stress, anger, life decisions or difficulties with confidence and assertion.

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Supervision

Supervision focuses on practitioners ongoing development with the focus on the well being of the client the person works with. Paula supervises a variety of professionals working with children and adolescents and adults:

  • Psychotherapists
  • Counsellors
  • Transactional Analysts
  • Psychotherapy & Counselling Trainees
  • Those working towards NZAC or PBANZ membership/registration
  • Psychologists
  • Youth Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Alcohol and Drug workers
  • Lawyers, Mediators
  • Business Coaches
  • Education sector workers, teachers, SENCO, Mana Ake
  • Supervision can be individual or group
  • Supervision groups: NGOs, health & education sectors

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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy addresses longer term difficulties, often stemming from childhood, and therefore can be of longer duration. It addresses recurring difficulties and entrenched conflicts which impact on our ability to live life in an enjoyable and satisfying way.

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Training & Courses

Equilibrium Psychotherapy offers a range of training options, from single and multi-day courses to longer term Psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis

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Presenting Difficulties

I work with clients with many issues including:

  • Anxiety, phobias & stress
  • Assertiveness
  • Body image & eating disorders
  • Depression & low mood
  • Identity issues
  • Life events & change
  • Loss & grief
  • Mental health, wellbeing & resilience
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-development & personal growth
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma & experiences of abuse

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  • Challenging childhood behaviours
  • Family & parent-child relationships
  • Positive parenting
  • School refusal
  • Separation anxiety
  • Work with systems including schools