chema Therapy


You are Stronger than You Know

We are a Schema Therapy focused psychology practice.

We also provide Schema Therapy training, supervision and support to clinicians.

Why do I love Schema Therapy?

As a certified Schema Therapist, I am passionate about Schema Therapy. I love working with clients and supervising other clinicians in and with the model.

It helps us understand why we are the way we are and why we do the things we do. It helps make sense of enduring life patterns, core ingrained beliefs, unhelpful behaviours, and, most importantly, our emotional states.

Schema Therapy is built on a model of core emotional needs and the negative impact on a human being when our core needs are unmet. Unmet core emotional needs in childhood and adolescence create schemas, which can be perpetuated throughout adulthood, resulting in our schemas becoming increasingly rigid and inflexible over time. Schemas comprise cognitions, emotions, memories, and body sensations that influence how individuals view themselves, relationships and the world. Hence, we can develop belief systems, behaviours and emotional reactions that don’t fit the requirements of many present situations, resulting in us seeing the world ‘through the lens of our schemas’, negatively interrupting and impacting our adult lives!

Schema Therapy can allow us to understand and heal these deep emotional wounds. Schema Therapy can help us learn about ourselves, others and the world around us—also, more adaptive, helpful and healthy behaviours and beliefs for the present.

Schema Therapy can result in us being able to grow into the healthy adult we want to be –

  • One who is emotionally aware and able to express and regulate our emotions.
  • One who can have appropriate and beneficial behavioural responses to situations and triggers.
  • One who has healthy beliefs that allow us to function in our everyday.
  • One who can develop healthy relationships with ourselves and others.