Jonathan

In May 2011, 25 year old Jonathan was referred to Help & Shelter by his doctor for counselling as he was
depressed due to the death of his father.

The counsellor empowered Jonathan to understand that he was not alone in his grief and to move
towards setting goals with objectives based on his psychosocial development stage.

Three theories were looked at: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy and Logo. The

premise was that grieving is a process and that for Jonathan to be happy again, he had to rationalize the
emotion that made him depressed and restructure his negative thoughts to positive.

Jonathan responded well to the therapy and was soon able to go back to work.