Melanie's passion and purpose is to help you effectively address and resolve mental health conditions of a traumatic nature that are chronic and debilitating in your life. Earlier events in our life tend to have an effect on our current thoughts, feelings and behaviours and often play out in our relationships with others and how we interact with our world. Even small emotional events within our childhoods repeated enough times can have a cumulative impact on us affecting our beliefs about our self, the world and relationships. With this in mind Melanie will work with you to explore the origins and development of current emotional and or behavioural problems. With a clear plan developed together she will use Schema Therapy and EMDR (other therapies may be incorporated as needed) to help you address, resolve and change patterns that are currently affecting your ability to live your best life.
For information on how EMDR can help please visit the EMDRAA website.
For information on Schema Therapy visit this website.
Schema therapy and EMDR can help resolve:
Chronic emotional problems
Depression / Mood swings
Anxiety / mood disorders
Difficulties controlling Anger/Rage
Uncontrollable Anxiety/Panic attacks
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Difficulties with relaxing/sleeping
Addictive / self-destructive behaviours
Emotional eating / weight issues
Constant feelings of worthlessness/helplessness
Early life Trauma
Witnessing parental conflict
Witnessing abuse toward parent/sibling
Living with parent with physical/mental illness
Living with cold/distant/neglectful parents
Bullying in school or home
Sudden termination/loss of employment
Debilitating personal/workplace injury
Victim of crime