Thomas Greaves Psychotherapy in Marbella

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Psychotherapy and Counselling in Marbella

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I am based in Marbella on the Costa del Sol, south of Malaga in Andalucia. I offer treatment programs for individuals, couples and groups. I also offer teaching modules and supervision for health professionals.

As a senior psychotherapist and counsellor with thirty years clinical experience, I am aware that seeking professional help in difficult times can be a challenge. Reaching out for help may follow a long period of coping alone, hoping that our problems will resolve themselves. At these times support from friends and family is often not enough, and specialised help is essential when we have exhausted other options.


Individual Psychotherapist and Counsellor

People seek counselling or psychotherapy for many reasons. We may be experiencing negative levels of stress, or be over-critical and punishing towards ourselves. Loss, grief and major life changing events can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are times when we need to let go of the past and create a different future for ourselves. I offer clinical support and treatment in a safe, confidential setting, for a broad spectrum of issues including:

  • Negative stress
  • Intrusive and painful thoughts
  • Social and relationship difficulties
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Loss, grief and bereavement
  • Addiction
  • Low self-esteem
  • Neglect and abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


Psychotherapy and counselling is a gift to ourselves. Taking the time to talk about long-standing problems, gaining a better understanding of issues that are troubling us and finding new ways to cope can help change our lives.


Couple Counselling

Intimate relationships are one of life’s most challenging journeys; but can also be one of life’s richest. When we choose to share our lives with another person, we bring our personal worlds together in a union. We are called to bridge differences, share our thoughts and feelings; maintain a level of intimacy that both are comfortable with and simultaneously maintain the boundaries of our individuality. Quite a task! Especially if we are bringing up children, living in a foreign country or experiencing external stresses.

Our relationship can feel threatened by:

  • Lack of trust
  • Feelings of betrayal
  • Abusive behaviour
  • Unresolved conflicts
  • Differences of values
  • Work and career stresses
  • Stuck in negative feelings
New and healthy perspectives of relationship emerge from our willingness to be vulnerable and open with our partner. Couple counselling provides a safe and supportive space for couples to examine difficulties, and discover skills to help negotiate their journey together. Learning how to identify and express our thoughts, feelings and emotions with our partner supports healthy relating.


Academic Work

I have been training counsellors and psychotherapists for the past twenty years, both in the UK and Australia. I teach a wide range of psychological theories, and their application in clinical practice. I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.


Supervision

I have supervised psychotherapists and counsellors for twenty years, individually and in groups. I now offer these services here in the Costa Del Sol.


Location

I am located close to Puerta Banus, Marbella, easily reached from the east towards Malaga and Fuengirola; from the west towards Gibraltar and Sotogrande; and from the north towards Ronda.


Affiliations

Registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy No. 970073. (Paused membership following long term work in Australia)
Clinical Member of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of New South Wales No. 3661
Former member of the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists


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