Specialist Relationship Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Helen Mia Harris often uses CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and relationship counselling in her Jealousy Breakthrough Sessions to gain a clear picture of how our thoughts create our behaviour in complex relationship issues. Jealousy can be debilitating for the sufferer and their partner, with powerful consequences for the relationship.
CBT and Emotional Well Being Therapy is a powerful tool when working with jealousy, and using this approach can alleviate some of the very raw emotions experienced when someone is struck by this most overwhelming emotion. CBT focuses on the five very different areas of the body mind experience:
- Physical Symptoms
- Core Beliefs
Some symptoms that accompany jealousy include: fear, pain, anger, rage, hurt, sadness, anxiety, envy, grief, humiliation, loneliness, paranoia, depression, feeling powerless, feeling betrayed, rejection, insecurity, exclusion or inadequacy, resentment, blame, suspicion, comparison with the rival, worry about self image, needing reassurance, panic, constant questioning, withdrawn and agitated.
Helen believes that what pivotally lies at the bedrock of this unease and emotional pain is fear. Fear of being alone, rejected, abandoned and of unfaithfulness. And the deepest fear is one of not being loved, understood or accepted. Helen has the expertise to help each person see more clearly the true nature of the relationship and encourage an open evaluation of the relationship’s strengths and weaknesses and to recognise the unhealthy patterns of relating, e.g. co dependency or emotional…..etc
NB. These sessions are not to maintain the relationship nor to separate the couple, but to help each individual move away from, indifference, discord and disappointment towards a sense of emotional balance. Helen works with integrity and respect for all individuals concerned.