Magali focuses on strengths and solutions to discover and develop a person’s inner resources and abilities to meet life's challenges.
Relationship Counselling (Certified Gottman Therapist)
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
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 symptoms associated with:
Drug & alcohol
Bad habits you want to break
Grief and loss
Obsessions and compulsions
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.
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.