OPEN HOUSE

PROBLEM SOLVING THERAPY

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OPEN house SERVICE
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
9AM - 4PM 
Monday to Friday

WhatsApp

+263 784 845 294

All sessions are free

Anonymous

Confidential

Offered in English,

Shona and Ndebele

4 Weale Road, Milton Park, Harare, ZW - (MAP)

COUNSELLING DETAILS

Face to face counselling held at the Friendship Bench house. delivered by Friendship Bench trained peer counsellors. 

Sessions include screening for symptoms of common mental health conditions, problem-solving talk therapy and behavioural activation based support. Sessions last 30-60 minutes (the first session is usually the longest) we recommended that people do a minimum of 3 sessions to be able to experience the full benefits of the problem-solving therapy intervention.

Designed for people suffering from mild-moderate depression, anxiety, substance misuse, suicide ideation, emotional distress, relationship difficulties or people who have poor quality of life due to the emotional distress brought on by chronic medical illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, or HIV/AIDS.

This service is not a substitute for professional help.

What's the point in talking?

If we just bottle our problems and feelings up inside, we can quickly feel trapped and lonely.

Putting our feelings into words helps us understand them and ourselves better.

Why? Because putting things into words forces us to take a proper look at them and to get them into some kind of order.

Some helpful ways to start putting words to feelings and sharing them;

1. Pause, stop everything, sit quietly, and take a few deep breaths
2. Look inside yourself, below the surface, and try to identify where in your body you are feeling emotion, e.g. stress can be found in our heads and present as a headache
3. Ask yourself some questions; "why am I feeling this right now?", "is there a message in this?", "what has triggered this feeling?"
4. Do not analyze or judge just observe.
5. Talk it out. Write it out. Draw it out.
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IT CAN BE TOUGH TO TALK ABOUT FEELINGS... 

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