Lately, I came across this concept of the Shmita year, while checking Esther Perel’s official social media page on Instagram. The Belgian psychotherapist, Perel, asserted how this concept can call for us all through this year that is; post-pandemic, since
First of all, to be able to improve self-awareness, one needs to be aware that there are five elements which constitute self-awareness. These elements consist of:-
- Self-Concept; how one perceives oneself. These are formed from personal experiences, what you believe
When introducing myself to new clients, it sounds like ‘Hi and welcome to your first session. My name is Franziska and I’m a transcultural counsellor.’ – Wait, what does that mean?
Transcultural counsellors in Malta have graduated from a 2-year
Nowadays, work-life balance can seem like an impossible task. Certainly, Covid-19 and the increase use of technology have made employees accessible all around the clock. Many working professionals often report working more hours than stipulated, which no doubt has its
When clients first come to therapy, in the first 1-4 sessions, they often ask me if they’re “a good client” or if they’re “doing therapy right”. Now, of course there’s no such thing as a bad client. As long as
A 21-year-old young man walks into my office. He looks tired, stressed-out and anxious. He had just put out his cigarette before stepping inside. His gaze wanders all over the place, his legs are jumpy and restless as he sits
I had a client I was working with for 2 years. He had come to me after already trying to work with two other therapists. During the first year, he’d come to the sessions regularly, and he would always leave
Your intuition is part of that gut feeling you feel when needing to make a decision, when something feels like the best decision you can make or even when you know something isn’t right. Despite our intuitive feelings, we still
Do you feel yourself easily shouting at someone who skipped you in a queue? Snapping at family members or your partner because they forgot to do something? Losing your temper more easily with your kids?
These are normal reactions for
In Gestalt therapy, we believe that individuals have a natural tendency to find meaning in their experience. Indeed, we seek completion even when we do not know the whole story. The unfinished portrait below is an example of our need