I am Gisela, but everyone I hold dear calls me G. After extensive years of experience in the field of Psychotherapy, I have dedicated my knowledge in specialised therapy to aid Breakup Recovery.
In my experience, I am privileged to have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, and as much as I am in the position of ‘helper’ I too start a new journey with my clients, a journey where I am the ‘teacher’ as much as the ‘student’. I am fascinated with humans’ capabilities and that alone never ceases to amaze me!
I hold studies and qualifications in BSc (Hons) Psychology Major in Counselling, Behavioural Medicine with emphasis on Motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Coaching & Mentoring, Mindfulness, all at university level.
I have dealt with many types of suffering in my professional field as well as in my personal life, and I have always noticed a lack of directed or specialised help for people going through breakups. Also, breakups, including divorce are so common these days that for those who aren’t going through one may be easy, consciously or not, to dismiss the amount of suffering and complications that breakups can convey. Furthermore, studies in America suggested that those separated and divorced are at higher risk of developing MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) with suicide ideation. For the reasons expressed above, I created a specialised therapy only for those who are going through a romantic separation and are finding it difficult to navigate through this particular life experience.
I have learned very important lessons from my personal and professional experience with breakups, including our incredible ability, sometimes hidden ability to overcome obstacles. More importantly, these abilities and skills can be further developed and together with some essential tools we can survive major setbacks.
If I was already strong, the breakups in my life definitely made me stronger – more resilient, made me less judgemental, more empathetic and compassionate towards myself and others.
We all go through tough times and some experiences can be quite detrimental to our general well-being, but as devastating as they can be, they can also carry the potential for growth, enlightenment and even opportunity for betterment.
Even though breakups are hard, really hard, the end of a chapter also represents the beginning of a new one – with exciting new possibilities!
Thank you for reading.
Wishing you a kind recovery.