Individual Therapy

What is Individual Therapy?

Individual therapy involves talking about your feelings, thoughts, and behaviours and the things that are troubling you.

Rosalind will ask you, in a safe, respectful and caring treatment environment, about what brings you to see her, and then she will ask about your family history and your current situations, stresses and challenges.

Rosalind will help to simplify your problems, and work with you to set your personal goals or identify the things you would like to accomplish by working together. She will also work with you on different strategies to help you reach your goals. In some cases this could mean helping you to change patterns of thinking or learning new skills or ways to behave.

Do I need therapy?

People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge. A client and therapist may work together for as few as five or six sessions or as long as several years, depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.

You might spend time talking about your relationships with others, the things you are good at and the things you would like to do better. Individual therapy starts with a comprehensive assessment process.

Rosalind will also want to know about your strengths and weaknesses. This sounds a lot to do, but it is usually achievable within one or two sessions.

Sometimes, if appropriate, Rosalind will develop exercises for you to practice at home so that you can practice outside of sessions some of the things you are learning.

What is therapy for?

Rosalind is trained to assess, diagnose and treat individuals with the following psychological challenges:

  • Survivors of torture and trauma
  • Intense anxiety and panic phobias
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Stress
  • Mixed Mood Disorder
  • Major depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Sleep problems
  • Somatic problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • ADHD
  • Relationship and sexual problems
  • Family conflicts and stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Work conflict and bullying