What is your 2020 Vision for self-healing, loving relationships and connection?

2020Vision - healing, love and connection Michael Leak CapeTownCounselling

Create your healing and loving vision for 2020. According to the American Optometric Association, 2020 vision refers to normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. While I did not coin the phrase, it seems very apt for the start of this year and this decade. In my …

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Communication patterns could save your relationship

Communication patterns will save your relationship. As a relationship counsellor my role is to assess the relationship, understand the origin and nature of the relationship. Exploration of the attachment styles of the individuals their unconscious learned relationship patterns from parents/grandparents or other other relationship influences is also required. I attempt to understand the glue that …

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Couples Therapy Is More Effective When Couples Seek Help Early

It is commonly believed by therapists that the answer to “does marriage counseling work?” is more often yes when the couple seeks therapy as soon as possible. If a couple waits until their problems are too far advanced, one person may have already checked out emotionally, and saving the relationship at that point can be …

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Overcoming the obstacles preventing you from seeking mental health treatment

While many people know that mental health is important, why do so few seek treatment? A few reasons may include the stigma of seeking mental health treatment, cost of treatment, commitment to treatment, fear of revealing our inner truth to a stranger, doubting the level of professional service received from the therapist, holding onto the …

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Family Relationships

While family relationships can be challenging, they have the potential to be extremely fulfilling, provide that space for us to be ourselves and flourish. When they work, they fill us with the feeling of being loved and accepted. Sometimes we lose these relationships due to arguments, misunderstanding of each other’s needs and failure to hear …

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