Counselling helps clients identify potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil, seek to improve communication and coping skills, strengthen self-esteem, promote behaviour change and optimal mental health. Counselling is a collaborative effort between the counsellor and client. It builds greater self-awareness thereby enabling clients to identify the choices needed to transform their lives.
Counsellors use evidence-based psychological frameworks to best serve the needs of their clients. Counselling offers a safe, non-judgemental, confidential setting for therapy in which clients are able to explore their feelings in depth. In everyday situations such as chatting with family or friends we often just talk about "what happened", and never have the opportunity to go below the surface. During counselling, we assist our clients to connect at the emotional level, by asking questions such as "how do I feel about that".
I am open and empathetic. I believe every client has the ability to overcome their problems and thrive despite their current difficulties. I validate their suffering and help them develop pathways to create lasting inner balance and happiness. During the initial phase of therapy, we will create the plan, goals and strategies needed for these pathways.
The human mind is often its own worst enemy: instead of focusing on the present, the mind ruminates about the past or is anxious about the future. I help you understand what is going on in your mind, what hurts, what hinders you and what gives you hope. Ultimately, I want to see you grow.
"Your past doesn't equal your future." (Tony Robins)