Couples Counselling: Philip has a Dr Phil like practical and eclectic approach (using methods and techniques from various therapies), where he helps couples and individuals to get their lives back on track.
Family and individual Counselling: Happiness begins at home. A happy couple and happy family are the most important building blocks of a happy community. Through couples counselling other issues may come to the fore: Strained relationships with the in-laws, siblings, extended family etc.
Unresolved grief – unable to make peace with the death of a close family member. Unresolved childhood issues.
Mediation: Mediation can have many shapes and forms. During the December / January holidays he is usually very busy with extended family mediations, as the families from Gauteng come down to visit the Cape families and somewhere during the holidays, all the unresolved family issues may come to the fore. He also does business mediation, where partners or colleagues need a neutral party to mediate or resolve an issue amicably and don’t necessarily want to go the legal route.
Couples mediation is for couples who wants to divorce, to alleviate the load on the divorce courts. To use mediation as an amicable, non hostile process to help couples reach a lasting agreement on: The parenting plan, maintenance and financially dividing their assets and estates. Avoiding the hostility and polarization often caused by a divorce and separation.
Facilitation: “Facilitation was developed to reduce post divorce/separation litigation. It offers parents a forum to discuss disputes regarding their children or maintenance after they have been divorced or separated. Facilitators are usually appointed in terms of a Court Order and are mandated to resolve disputes that arise post divorce/separation.” https://www.famac.co.za/facilitation
Divorce Counselling: To pick up the broken pieces and restore healing. Clinically it has been proven that it is more traumatic to deal with a divorce, than with the death of a spouse! Helping the individual to deal with the rejection, guilt, hurt, fear, trust, low self esteem etc. To learn lessons from the past and to not take the same baggage into the next relationship. To make the client whole again, on a new clean slate and freed from the past!
Helping the client to deal with the intense grief and loss, making peace with it and also taking the responsibility to start living again, remembering the good memories with a smile and not a tear anymore!
Life / Business Coaching: No person operates in isolation. Your partner, children, family, health, work, sport and hobbies are an integral part of your balanced, mindfulness living. So that is the full context that is looked at with Life and Business Coaching. Philip also has a MBA degree and also worked in Europe in the Corporate sector, amongst others as SAP FI consultant and Procurement Manager, so detailed business coaching can also be provided.
Tools in his toolkit include:
- Brain Working Recursive Therapy – BWRT®
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT®
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – DBT®
- Behavioral, Integrative and Holistic