Emiwell Counselling Services offers psychological help to people with diverse issues including: stress, addiction, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, bereavement e.t.c.
Services offered include: Pre-marital therapy, self-improvement, family therapy, drug rehabilitation after care, stress management, anxiety management and couples therapy.
This is the participation of couples in counseling before entering into a marital commitment. There are two goals of pre-marital counseling.
- To help couples develop a framework for discussing issues that all couples must grapple with. Specific topics that will be covered are the following: money, sex, parenting, work, in-laws, daily household needs, and friends.
- To ensure that couples have the skill set needed to resolve their differences.
In a society where divorce rates are rising by the day, couples need to invest in relationship by preparing for the changes and challenges they will experience as they adjust to married life in order not to become another divorce statistic. This can be accomplished through seeking pre-marital counseling from a professional or if preferred, from their spiritual leader e.g a pastor or priest. The benefits of pre-marital counseling is that there is an outside person who is challenging each of you to explore different issues that on your own, you might not have considered important to discuss.
I recommended that couples engage in at least 10 sessions of pre-marital counselling.
- Session 1: Introduction (Description of the therapeutic process, couple introduces themselves, how they met, duration of courtship e.t.c., their expectations of therapy, present strengths and weaknesses of their relationship e.t.c.)
- Session 2: Family of origin
- Session 3: Religious orientation
- Session4: Money matters
- Session 5: Communication and resolving conflict
- Session 6: Attitudes and Expectations regarding your new family
- Session 7: Intimacy and Sexuality
- Session 8: Individual session with male/female partner (to address any unfinished business)
- Session 9: Individual session with male/female partner (to address any unfinished business)
- Session 10: Consolidation and Termination (Reading of personal marriage vows, Psycho-education on parenting, stress management, anxiety management e.t.c as need be, Kenyan marriage laws, spousal abuse)
Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and Family Therapy involves working with couples and families as a whole in order to nurture and restore harmony in the family system. In order to achieve this, one has to examine the functioning of the 3 subsystems that exist in a family: The spouse-spouse relationship (the married couple), the parent-child relationship and the sibling-sibling relationship (between sisters or brothers). This is accomplished through facilitating communication between members/couples in order to enhance empathy, understanding and openness between members/couples which in turn, reduces conflict. Couples and/or Family members learn essential life skills that will aid in the development of functional long lasting relationships e.g communication skills, stress management, problem-solving skills and many other useful lifetime skills. Issues addressed in marriage and family therapy include: Balancing work and family life, communication, sexual satisfaction, intimacy and romance, commitment, infidelity, addiction, bereavement, physical/emotional/psychological and sexual abuse, parenting skills, communication Self Improvement therapy
As we all know, life has its’ ups and downs and therefore can be very difficult at times. Sometimes we feel that we do not have the resources to accomplish our goals (e.g weight loss, boosting self-esteem e.t.c.) that we’ve set out and this might lead us to give up easily. We should acknowledge that most good things do not come easy. Think of life as a battle field of problems where in this case you have two choices; either to moan about these problems or make a change to help you accomplish your goals. It will take a lot of effort, discipline and energy to solve these problems or to achieve the goals you want to, but it can be done as long as one has the right attitude, mindset and a good support system to keep you going. Self improvement therapy helps you attain your goals through counselling, motivation and support. This is accomplished by helping you make a specific and detailed plan as to how you intend to achieve your set out goals plus teaching you essential life skills to help you better yourself. Stress Management
Stress occurs when one feels the pressures of life are greater than one’s ability to cope with these situations e.g work overload, marital conflict e.t.c Stress management involves controlling and reducing the tension that occurs in stressful situations by making emotional and physical changes. The degree of stress and the desire to make the changes will determine how much change takes place. Stress levels are influenced by:
- Attitude: A person's attitude can influence whether or not a situation or emotion is stressful. A person with a negative attitude will often report more stress than would someone with a positive attitude.
- Diet: A poor diet puts the body in a state of physical stress and weakens the immune system. As a result, a person can be more likely to get infections. A poor diet can mean unhealthy food choices, not eating enough, or not eating on a normal schedule. This form of physical stress also decreases the ability to deal with emotional stress, because not getting the right nutrition may affect the way the brain processes information.
- Physical activity: Not getting enough physical activity can put the body in a stressed state. Physical activity has many benefits, including promoting a feeling of well-being.
- Support systems: Almost everyone needs someone in their life they can rely on when they are having a hard time. Having little or no support makes stressful situations even more difficult to deal with.
- Relaxation: People with no outside interests, hobbies, or other ways to relax may be less able to handle stressful situations.
- Kshs. 2000 per session (1 hour) for individual therapy
- Kshs. 3000 per session (1.5 hours) for couples therapy
- Kshs. 4000 per session (2 hours) for family therapy.
Emiwell offers the following therapeutic packages:
- Pre-marital counselling: Kshs. 20000 (10 sessions)
- Self improvement therapy: Kshs. 10000 (6 sessions)
- Drug rehabilitation after care: Kshs. 15000 (8 sessions)
- Weight loss supportive therapy: Kshs. 10000 (6 sessions)
- Grief counselling (Bereavement): Kshs. 6000 (4 sessions)
N.B SESSIONS ARE ON A WEEKLY BASIS