Are you struggling with relationship challenges or knowing whether to continue a relationship you are in? Are you dealing with a past or a more recent grief or trauma? Are you feeling overwhelmed with work stress, conflicts with difficult colleagues, or managing role changes or restructuring? Are you dealing with family conflicts and feeling stuck in the middle at times? Are you looking for someone to be able to discuss your concerns with outside of your usual support circle, a safe place to vent and be heard in confidence?
Driven by my own past personal experiences I gained training in the psychology and counselling field to support others to overcome various life challenges to strengthen their sense of identity and resilience, and to return to their chosen life path.
My approach to counselling is very much person or client centred. I find this orientation not only respectful to the person I am working with but empowering of the person they are. I understand counselling another person as a position of honour in which I am invited into a person’s life to share their most private thoughts. I view myself not as a person with all the answers, but as someone who can provide a client with the space they need to enhance their self awareness, gain in self acceptance and discover for themselves the answers they are seeking. Through the process of identifying and exploring the underlying meaning a person has developed of their experience, a person can be assisted on their journey of understanding, freedom from hidden expectations or assumptions, and adoption of more conscious life choices to ultimate self empowerment.
Based on a person centred approach combined with mindfulness, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural techniques I support a person to increase their self awareness by exploring the perception of their experiences which can contribute to self sabotaging patterns or blocks. This can lead to renewed understanding, acceptance and empowerment. Building identity and self esteem can empower a person to free themselves from challenging circumstances and choose a new path.
I look forward to travelling on this journey with you.