My philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person with uniqueness, worthy of unconditional acceptance, regardless of his or her personal circumstances or struggles. It is my privilege to walk besides, challenge, and encourage my clients to find healing. I practice a holistic, integrative style of therapy.
Holistic counselling considers not only the mind, but also the body and spirit and how each of these elements interconnect. Integrative simply means that I use different styles of counselling and psychotherapy that I believe best suits you. Humans are complex beings. Their stories and experiences are as unique to them as their DNA, therefore it is very beneficial for a therapist to draw on more than one counselling approach, to meet the individual needs of each client.
As a counsellor /psychotherapist it is my job to see the whole person sitting in front of me. To listen, observe and notice without judgement. To work hard at seeing the client for who they really are. This will allow the client the space to get to know and accept all their contradictions and complexities. To see beyond the surface layers and to give them the permission to finally shine and gradually gain confidence to externalise their sparkle into all aspects of their lives.
Ultimately, I would strive to encourage the client to draw their own conclusions and choose the direction they want to take in resolving their issues. Collaboratively, the client and the therapist can then set goals to achieve the desired outcome. This is done by regularly checking in with client, how they feel the work is progressing and allowing them to dictate the pace and direction of the therapy.
Overall, I feel privilege to have trained as a psychotherapist and honoured that people trust me to see into their souls and allow me to help with the healing process. My own journey into the profession was led by my own life experiences of trauma, loss and grief and with the help of fantastic therapists, I have found my sparkle and now want to help all my clients find theirs.
Grief & Loss
Cams Suicide Prevention Training
Cams-care – is an evidence-based suicide-specific clinical interventions and treatments for those at risk of suicide or those who are suicidal. It is a therapeutic framework for suicide-specific assessment and treatment of a patient’s suicidal risk. The initial session is 1½ hours and The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) is a flexible therapeutic framework in which patient and provider work together to assess the patient’s suicidal risk and use that information to plan and manage suicide-specific, “driver-oriented CAMS is a semi-structured therapeutic framework in which the therapist and the patient engage in as assessment and intervention process that is expressly designed to reduce suicidal risk. CAMS emphasizes an active collaboration between the patient and the therapist which is meant to enhance the therapeutic alliance while increasing the patient’s motivation to live. 8 to 12 weeks