Services

My Philosophy

Counselling and psychotherapy facilitates people who wish to go on a self-exploratory journey to increase self-awareness. It also is a safe, non-judgmental space for people to process grief and loss, boost self-esteem, relationship issues, sexuality/gender concerns and to safely heal from trauma. As a counsellor/psychotherapist, I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and my job is to act as the guide or a facilitator of this journey. To help the client find their real self and to empower individuals to be true to their unique authentic person they are.

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.

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Anxiety

Everyone worries or feels nervous from time to time. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressful situations. But for people with anxiety disorders, those fears and worries aren’t temporary. Their anxiety persists and can even get worse over time which can severely impact a person’s ability to function normally. This can adversely affect both their physical and mental health along with their relationships. Fortunately, Psychotherapy offers effective treatments for anxiety and I am skilled in helping you get to the root of it and to teach you healthier, more effective ways to cope.

Grief & Loss

Unfortunately, grief and loss are an inevitable, inescapable part of living. At some point in our lives, we all lose someone we love either through death or separation. After the initial shock, we are suddenly faced with all sorts of decisions and having to adjust to a new life without our loved one. This can bring a whole host of emotions to the surface and for some people overwhelm them. The purpose of grief counselling is to help individuals work through the feelings, thoughts, and memories associated with their loss in a safe environment with a trained professional. I can help you to process and cope with the pain associated with your loss and support you through this exceedingly difficult period in your life.
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Self Esteem

Low self-esteem is characterised by a lack of confidence and feeling badly about oneself. People with low self-esteem often feel unlovable, awkward, and regularly compare themselves to others. They feel judged so they are afraid to be their true self. Very often these feelings arise from experiences in our childhood. Over time low self-esteem can harm our mental health. The good news is that it is entirely possible to overcome low self-esteem. Psychotherapy can help people recognize and reduce negative self-talk and to build confidence and resilience to become a happier and more confident person.

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