We predominantly live in our HEAD and our STATE OF MIND determines the quality of our life.
Let’s make our HEAD SPACE a good place to be…
Mind Matters Counselling is passionate about and committed to promoting mental health
At Mind Matters Counselling we provide clients with an emotionally safe, empathetic and
therapeutic environment to understand the workings of the mind, know their emotional
triggers and pain points and help break out of unhealthy and unhelpful patterns. As a
result of the counselling, clients are better able to cope with life’s stresses and strains
and the psychological wear and tear that comes with it, and be emotionally and mentally
Unique Counselling Approach
Psychotherapy is a means to address and overcome psychological issues that may be
adversely affecting us, including low self-esteem, mental roadblocks, self-limiting beliefs,
emotional trauma, unresolved grief, maladaptive behaviour and a host of other mental
health conditions such as chronic stress and anxiety, depression, mood and personality
disorders, behavioural addictions as well as relationship and interpersonal issues that
have underlying psychological causes.
At Mind Matters Counselling we have honed a
unique approach to psychotherapy proven to be effective in treating the ‘presenting
problem’ by drilling down to the root cause or the ‘actual problem’ bringing about
fundamental, lasting improvements beyond just symptom relief, known as
Sharing relevant psychological principles and concepts to help clients get a deeper understanding of their issues such that they feel empowered to address them, referred to as ‘a sense of agency’ in psychology.
Grounded in empathy and positive regard
Fostering a feeling of connection and chemistry between client and therapist or ‘therapeutic alliance’ as it is referred to in counselling which makes all the difference in the effectiveness of the therapy.
Arriving at meaningful insights that drive psychological breakthroughs based on skillfully mining ‘data’ provided by the client given that our thoughts and emotions are valuable data about us and the inner workings of our mind.
Using therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy scientifically proven to be effective in treating psychological issues, integrating elements from different schools of therapy to best meet the needs of each client.
Working together with the client to develop a shared understanding of what outcomes and changes will best assist them in bringing about lasting positive change including better mental health and achieving personal goals.
Helping clients think things through based on their values rather than telling them what to do - in keeping with the principle of self-determination or faith in and respect for the client's own ability to solve their issues with the right support provided in counselling.
-Joey Oberoi, Mind Matters Counselling
"Of all the relationships we have, the most important is one that we have with ourselves, and it has a bearing on all our other relationships. In the course of our lifetime, our relationship with ourselves or what is referred to in psychology as our ‘self-concept’, changes and evolves on account of our life experiences – achievements & accomplishments, emotional setbacks, psychological injuries, the latter sometimes leaving us impaired, with our self-concept ‘fractured’ and in need of ‘repair’, undermining our ‘psychological immunity’ ie our ability to cope and function effectively and navigate our life as a fully-functioning person, someone with a healthy well-adjusted personality, a positive self-concept and an overall sense of psychological wellbeing.
There are two aspects to anything: our objective reality (what’s happening), and our subjective reality (how we are feeling about what’s happening). Most of us operate largely at the level of our objective reality without having an understanding of our subjective reality whereas what drives us as human beings is the latter – how the dots join for us, from our individual lens, based on our thoughts (cognitions) and feelings (emotions). Every individual joins the dots differently determined by our personal history and life experiences or what can be referred to as our ‘coordinates’. It’s like when we watch a movie, while the movie being screened is the same, everyone experiences it differently and has their own personal interpretation. An important aspect of mental health and emotional wellness is making sense of our subjective reality and counselling provides an avenue and a framework to be able to do so.”