Services

Individual Counselling

Magali focuses on strengths and solutions to discover and develop a person’s inner resources and abilities to meet life's challenges.

Relationship Counselling (Level 3 Gottman Method Couples Therapy)

In relationship counselling Magali will listen to what each of you says, get to know both of you and develop an understanding of your particular circumstances and offer you support, insight and practical strategies by helping you to:
  • discover ways to look at things differently so you can find new solutions to old problems
  • behave or respond to each other in a way that works better for the relationship
  • develop practical strategies and solutions for your relationship
  • express yourself in a positive and assertive manner
  • accept feedback from your partner without becoming defensive
  • discover why you chose to be with each other in the first place
  • find out what you want from your relationship
  • discuss what you are prepared to do to make it work
Psychologists do not make judgements on who is right or wrong and do not try to persuade couples to stay together, if that is not what both individuals want.

Anyone can benefit from some relationship counselling, whether to prevent problems or work out differences.

Here are some of the early warning signs that your relationship needs some TLC:
  • Not spending time together 
  • Not understanding each other's perspective
  • Breakdown in communication or extended silence
  • Recurring arguments which are never resolved
  • Conflicting goals, expectations and values
  • Feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness
  • Feeling neglected or isolated
  • Complaints of no longer being attracted to or in love with your partner
  • One partner becoming emotionally/sexually involved with someone else
  • Unresolved issues that can't be spoken about - secrets
  • Fatigue and lack of motivation
  • Lack of respect
  • Lack of affection and warmth
  • Inability to trust each other
  • One or both partners addicted to alcohol, drugs or gambling
  • Unresolved issues around illness, accident, disability or trauma
  • Responsibilities not equally shared
  • Undue influence of parents or ex-partners

Child and Adolescent Counselling

Magali meets the developmental needs of children and adolescents. Since children often do not have the ability to articulate thoughts and feelings, Magali will use a variety of tools including visualisation and drawing.

Family Counselling

Family counselling works to support families through difficult times such as separation, blended families, communication breakdown, parenting difficulties, and conflict with children. Counselling can provide your family with insight and help you find more effective and enjoyable ways of coping with these issues.

Hypnosis

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis; the hypnotherapist is just a facilitator. Your are always in control. The hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything against your will. The myth that you are under the control of the hypnotherapist has been perpetuated by the tricks of stage hypnosis. Hypnosis is a state of focussed attention trance which makes available all the experiences that you have stored in your subconscious. It is a state in which the brain wave frequencies are in the slower alpha and theta range instead of the normal beta range which we experience when we are thinking. We regularly experience this state of hypnosis just as we drift off to sleep. We can also enter a state of hypnosis during other relaxing situations such as taking a bath, lying in the sun, meditating, listening to relaxing music or having a massage. Typically, we feel detached and dreamy, knowing that you could open your eyes at any time but feeling just too comfortable to bother. When you are in this state you can not only access all of your experience but also tap into your natural ability for self-education (which helped you learned to walk or talk).

Hypnosis can help with: 
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Asthma
  • Bed wetting
  • Blood Pressure
  • Burnout
  • Childbirth
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Conflicts
  • Depression
  • Drug & alcohol
  • Eating disorders
  • Exams
  • Fear
  • Bad habits you want to break 
  • Headaches
  • Health
  • Increasing performance
  • Insomnia
  • Jealousy
  • Gambling
  • Goal setting
  • Grief and loss
  • Guilt
  • Memory
  • Motivation
  • Nail-biting
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Over-eating
  • Pain
  • Panic attacks
  • Personal development
  • Phobias
  • Pregnancy
  • Public speaking
  • Relaxation
  • Self efficacy
  • Self-esteem
  • Shyness
  • Sleep
  • Smoking
  • Stress 
  • Study
  • Stuttering
  • Weight loss
  • Worry
Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of directing attention to the present moment in a non-judgemental manner. It aids observation of thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in the process of evaluation or criticism. Mindfulness is a skill that can reduce stress, anxiety, and worry as well as enhance well-being.

Supervision

Magali follows solution focused principles to provide mental health professionals with opportunities for reflection, discussion and feedback on all elements of their professional practice. Magali is an experienced supervisor who has helped psychologists reflect on their practice since 2000.