COUNSELLING | PSYCHOTHERAPY
HÉLÈNE LEWIS: INDIVIDUALS | COUPLES | FAMILIES | CHILDREN


My Approach is Eclectic and partly determined by the world-view held by the client in therapy.

My background and training is in:
Systems theory :
as humans we are all connected and impacting and influencing each other, whether emotionally, interpersonally, environmentally or culturally. Present day man also have to deal with a global context as environment, reaching into our most intimate spaces through media and film.
Psycho-Dynamically :
childhood patterns (maps) internalized from our earliest experiences in our primary families, and the group we come from. These gets re-enacted later in life in our relationships, be it our partners, children, employer. Unconscious fears & shame, values and dreams unconsciously influence our choices of partners), even careers. Therapy provides a way to become conscious of those unconscious scripts and helping us letting go of dysfunctional (often repetitive) patterns we don’t need anymore .…In the process helping us to become authentically who we really are, and as such to optimize our potential.
Cognitive therapy, in challenging faulty thinking (the inner critic) and erroneous assumptions and becoming aware of negative self-talk, all forms part of the therapeutic dialect.

My approach is also strongly influenced by the Humanist’s (client-centered therapy), Existentialist’s (what’s the meaning of life) and Jungian Psychology (symbolism and the unconscious), Transpersonal (spiritual) and Positive Psychology (focus on strengths rather than dysfunctions only).

To take a critical stance towards what we assume to be right, to reflect on ourselves, the world we belong to, and help creating.

Narrative, dreams, hypnotherapy and bibliotherapy all form part of the engagement in the process of self-discovery.

DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

PERSONAL GROWTH

COUPLES COUNSELLING

FAMILY/CHILD THERAPY

TRAUMA AND GRIEF COUNSELLING

STRESS MANAGEMENT

PTSD

LIFE COACHING

· Fees are time based and are covered by most Medical aids
(if applicable & stays responsibility of client to determine).

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