Malai Ursula Sontheimer
Counselling acts like a conductor, bringing different musicians together in an orchestra. It helps a person to look at all the different, often conflicting parts of themselves, in order to find a more integrated whole. I work with any individual and their unique life situation.I also work with couples. I am able to create a warm, easy and completely confidential space for you to address your issues in.
In the counselling sessions we will focus on the challenges and opportunities that the present offers. We may look at the patterns that were created in your childhood so that you understand yourself better. We may include your dreams for the future, in order that you can come closer to fulfilling your potential in life.
Counselling can help with:
- Accepting as well as changing yourself.
- Finding better ways of resolving problems and conflicts.
- Having a safe place to meet difficult emotions, understand and transform them.
- Experiencing more freedom and choice.
- Finding your way forward with renewed strength, meaning and purpose.
Training, qualifications & experience
Malai Sontheimer BAc MBAcC Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling MBACP
Malai Sontheimer holds a Diploma for Therapeutic Counselling. She trained at the Institute for Psychosynthesis in London from 1988 to 1991 and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Malai has also trained in the Option method; a cognitive, behavioral approach which helps people look at their belief systems, attitudes and judgments. She has 20 years of experience working in private practice, mainly with individuals. Malai also has a wealth of life experience.
She has a lot of experience in working with teenagers and young people, as well as people who lack confidence, are depressed, anxious, angry, self-critical, traumatized etc. She has worked with many parents, as well as parents of children with special needs, people with special needs, people who have retired, as well as people diagnosed with cancer and other serious diseases.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
parents and carers of children and adults with special needs
Free 20 minute initial meeting possible.
1 hour session for £45.
Concessionary rates are available.
“Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way
you cope with it is what makes the difference.’’ Virginia Satir
Please have a look at my website www.xspecial.co.uk, to find out more
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Type of session
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Types of client