Collaborative therapy with professional organisers

Collaborative Therapy with Professional Organisers

I provide counselling to clients experiencing hoarding, ADHD, anxiety and depression, grief and trauma who may be working with a professional organiser. Collaborative therapy is a professional relationship between the client, professional organiser and counsellor. The organiser helps the client make behavioural changes concerning their disorganisation. The counsellor helps the client to work on the vulnerability factors and causes contributing to the disorganisation, overcommitment or hoarding.

What is Collaborative Therapy?

I can provide collaborative therapy if you work with a professional organiser to help you become more organised. For instance, the organiser works on practical issues and strategies for organising and productivity. At the same time, the therapist works on the treatment and the underlying vulnerabilities.

What is a Professional Organiser?

A professional organiser is a highly skilled professional, and they help people to make changes in their living and working space and/or time and schedule. You may be considering engaging with or are already working with an organiser.

How can a Professional Organiser help?

A Professional organiser can assist you to:

  • Sort and categorise items (placing like with like).
  • Decrease the number of possessions or information that are being retained (deciding what to keep, what to donate or give away, and what to discard).
  • Honour these items by finding a place to display or store them.

A Professional organiser can work with you in many areas. Some examples include:

  • information (papers)
  • collections (books, magazines, music, sporting)
  • craft
  • photographs
  • clothing
  • pantry items
  • kitchens
  • laundry
  • bathrooms
  • children’s bedrooms
  • garages
  • home office workspaces.

How can I assist when you have a professional organiser?

You have become disorganised or stuck because your life has changed. You may be experiencing grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other strong emotions. As a result, decisions become complicated and overwhelming. I get it, and I can help!

I’m a qualified and experienced trauma-informed grief counsellor and an organising and productivity consultant. So I have a natural fit with this work. I can support you with the emotions that are coming to the surface during the organising process, and I can also help you to be more ready, willing and able to start working with a hands-on organiser.