Case Studies

The Kind of Work I Do

Couples Conflict
Rachael contacted me to say that she and her husband were no longer close, that they seemed to disagree on almost everything and were growing apart.
February 22, 2019
Amicable Separation
Joe and Melissa were in their 12th year of marriage when they requested counselling. They had been arguing and becoming distant with one another for a couple of years. They had four children aged three, five, six and eight.
May 3, 2020
Theo (29) often felt anxious. He called himself a “worrier as a child” and his anxiety continued into his adulthood, often hampering him from trying new things. He described a racing heart, feeling shaky, hot, and afraid.
May 3, 2020
Beth was 16 when she fell pregnant back in the days of closed adoptions.
February 22, 2019
Annabelle was a 40-year-old, happily married woman who had been a high achiever throughout her life. However, she noticed she was being overloaded by work. This was unusual as Annabelle had always coped so it created a high level of anxiety for her.
February 22, 2019
Death of a Parent
Andrew was the father of two adolescent children. Andrew’s wife (their mother), died four years earlier. They were a close family altered immeasurably by their sad loss.
February 22, 2019
Traumatic Incident
Sam experienced a serious car accident when he was in his 20s. He found that he couldn’t stop thinking about the event. When he did, he experienced flashbacks, nightmares, couldn’t sleep or concentrate on his work.
February 22, 2019
Parents Separating
This is about a 12-year-old girl called Sarah. She asked for counselling at school. She was a high achiever in class and was involved in sports and music pursuits. She was happy and had not experienced any great hardships.
May 2, 2020
Sexual Abuse
Barbara was six when her uncle sexually abused her.
May 2, 2020
Critical Parent
Gail (40) noticed that she had become over-critical of her two boys aged 15 and 12. She was growing increasingly uncomfortable with her behaviour towards the children.
May 3, 2020
Low Self Esteem
Quentin was 25-years-old when he first requested counselling. He didn’t like himself much. His father had been controlling and over-critical of him in his younger years and throughout Quentin’s life.
May 3, 2020
Social Networking
Social network sites are fun if used properly and safely. However, young people often don’t understand the risks involved. The need to be popular as indicated by numbers of friends can be a pressure.
May 3, 2020
Relationship Tune Up
There's a reason for the saying"love is blind". It's very normal for a relationship to be oxytocin filled (also known as the love hormone!), in the early stages of falling in love. At this stage there are significant amounts of information missing for the couple as they only have eyes for one another and don’t notice the flaws.
May 14, 2020
Ongoing Stress Led to a Fractured Relationship
Jillian and Amelia had been in a relationship for 10 years and married for three years. They had fallen in love and couldn’t get enough of each other for the first six months.
May 27, 2020
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