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Almagaia Counselling is a holistic practice offering individual therapy, couple therapy, coaching and corporate counselling. We welcome women and men from all walks of life and are used to helping the international and local community.

"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you"- Lao Tzu, Tao te Ching

Psychotherapy/Counselling

 

‘Generally psychotherapy is recommended if you are grappling with a life, relationship or work issue or a specific mental health concern, and these issues are causing a great deal of pain or upset’ (psychcentral.com).

 

Effective therapy is not simply talking about your problems: it is about working consciously towards solutions for the things you can change and being able to accept what you can’t. 

 

Psychotherapy creates a unique space where you can explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviour in a non-judgmental, confidential and supportive environment. The quality of the relationship created between you and your therapist is of paramount importance in fostering self-awareness, trust and change.

 

Some of the reasons people have come to see us include:

  • self-esteem, self-confidence, assertiveness

  • relationship problems, abuse, dependency, divorce

  • cultural adjustment, expatriate issues, relocation challenges

  • mid-life crisis, loss of purpose, spiritual quest

  • women’s issues, motherhood, fertility, body image

  • parenting challenges, baby bonding, empty nest

  • work-related problems, bullying, work life balance

  • anxiety, stress, depression, breakdown

  • childhood trauma and trans-generational issues

  • emotional eating, drinking habits

  • loss and grief, death related anxiety 

  • meditation and mindfulness

 

 

 

Couple therapy

 

Living as a couple creates high potential for intimacy, connection and joy. The couple could be compared to a live entity that grows and evolves through time, and therefore requires constant care and nurturing.

However, things can get complicated when the couple gets neglected. Emotional distance, pain, conflicts and delusion start to move in. Sadly, people often wait too long before they seek help, when emotional damage is already entrenched. 

 

Don’t wait for a big crisis to seek support. Couple therapy is a way to gain insight into your relationship, strengthen your bond and learn to better deal with conflict.

 

Men and women may encounter challenges at various stages of

their couple life:

  • Before getting married

  • Around the birth of their first child

  • Parenting questions

  • Conflicts and communication problems

  • Connection and intimacy

  • Recovering from an affair

  • Separation and divorce

 

Coaching

 

Coaching focuses on the present and examines what is going on right now. It is a practice that helps people identify and achieve personal goals using a variety of tools and techniques. It facilitates personal growth or professional advancement and focuses on producing change in a client's current and future behaviour.

 

In general, your coach help you design a program of goal-setting to help you achieve change, a feeling of purpose and long-term fulfilment. People say they use a coach because they are looking for a "motivator". The coaching relationship must inspire a sense of confidence, enthusiasm, and excitement about the future in order for the journey to be successful.

 

Whether you come to us for a personal or professional issue, the coaching program will offer a holistic approach that has a powerful impact on both. 

 

Some issues well suited to coaching:

  • Loss of motivation and purpose

  • Improving work/life balance, handling burnout and stress

  • Career transitions, relocation and promotion

  • Management issues: dealing with conflicts with your team, boss or peers 

  • Improving leadership skills: : fostering diversity, developing inclusivity, empathy and courage

  • Women at work: improving self-confidence, becoming politically-savvy, managing the 'imposter' syndrome, breaking through the glass-ceiling, developing executive presence

 

 

Counselling/Coaching in the workplace 

 

Counselling/Coaching in the workplace can have many benefits for employees as it helps reduce stress, anxiety and restores a healthy work ethic. It can also contribute to boost confidence and motivation, improve efficiency and help create a more relaxed working environment.

 

When employees experience non-work related stress (due to relationship, family or health issues for instance), these challenges often impact their motivation at work. Counselling or coaching then offer well-needed support to better cope with life challenges.

 

Whether directly or via an EAP (Employee Assistance Program), please contact us at info@almagaiacounselling.com for more information on the possibilities of providing support to your employees.