Bernie provides evidence-based therapy that is effective for depression, anxiety, anger, medically unexplained symptoms such as headache and other forms of chronic pain (headaches/ migraine, lower back pain, chest and abdominal), fatigue, dizziness, skin problems, gastrointestinal discomfort and hypertension. Symptom relief is usually obtained in the early stages (5-15 sessions) with deeper change taking between 15-40 sessions. The method of the therapy is to actively engage with the person to identify where the internal problems lie, and then recognize how the person experiences these problems. The feelings, anxiety and defenses triggered in the interview with the therapist are identified and this usually results in a drop in anxiety and physical symptoms as the person begins to feel the previously avoided feelings and not employ the usual unconscious defenses. The person engages in a process of healing as the avoided feelings are experienced and worked through.
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