Helmut Rudolph
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Waiheke Island

Why do people come to therapy?
To quote Seán Manning, former president of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists :
The great majority of psychotherapy clients come because they seek freedom from anxiety, depression, posttraumatic symptoms, destructive relationships, violence, addiction, and other behavioural, affective and cognitive subjectivities that are ruining the quality of their lives. They are driven to seek us out because they cannot stand their own thoughts or feelings, or are driven to despair by their relationships, their drinking or their violence. This is very much about health, and we work alongside health professionals of all colours to try to improve that health, so that people can sleep a little, drink less, smile more, lose or gain weight, improve their relationships
(Pluralism in psychotherapy: critical relfections from a post-regulation landscape ebook p.395 Book p.333)

Why does therapy help?
Therapy harnesses the motivation you have to make change, stays close when things feel bad, and stays present on your journey of growth.

Therapy provides unique support for distress resolution and growth.

It is powerful in deepening transformational insight into your emotions, thoughts, behaviours and values. It supports you in growing into a greater ability to cope.

Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, deeper patterns in the personality can loosen over time, heal and grow into something that create greater freedom in life.

In a caring way, you are helped, guided and attended to which allows you to adjust internally. Positive changes in your lived external world can then follow, including greater calm, compassion, confidence and contentment.

Therapy is good for :
situations around

absence, abuse, acceptance, addiction, ambiguity, anxiety, assertiveness,  attachment, avoidance, bullying, communication, control, custody, depression, emotional regulation, divorce, fixation, flexibility, forgiveness, growth, healthy boundaries, impulse control, individuation, initiative, integration, intimacy, intrusive thoughts, loss, maladaptive behaviour, mindfulness, mistrust, mood, openness, paranoia, parental alienation, passive aggression, patience, post traumatic stress, presence, process addiction, radical acceptance, relationships, rumination, schizophrenia, separation, sexuality, stress, study, tenacity, trauma, trust, trustworthiness, will and work
feelings of
abandonment, aggression, anger, anxiety, blame, craving, deprivation, despair, disempowerment, dread, emptiness, envy, exclusion, fear, frustration, grief, guilt, hate, hopelessness, hostility, humiliation, hurt, inadequacy, inferiority, insecurity, jealousy, judgement, loneliness, neglect, offence, powerlessness, rage, rejection, sadness, self-doubt, shame, victimhood, and worry.