Choosing a counsellor is a very personal decision. We all struggle at times. People come to therapy for a variety of different reasons and some of the presenting problems are stress, anxiety, depression, panic, loss, infidelity and a host of other concerns.
I am an accredited member of the NAPCP and have worked in the area of General Counselling since graduating in 2006 and have specialised in Relationship Counselling since 2010. I have also completed Level 2 Clinical Training in Couples Therapy with the Gottman Institute.
I specialize in relationship counselling, offering an Intergrative approach encompassing Person Centred, Solution Focussed and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals and couples to address their fears and concerns.
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Each and every client brings a different story to therapy, life can be very difficult at times and sometimes we need a calm and neutral space where we can take some time out and allow ourselves to be supported by another.
In therapy, it is important that the client is allowed to progress at their own pace. I support clients by providing an environment that is gentle, free from judgment, is accepting and that has no agenda other than supporting the client to work through their current life challenges and encouraging them to trust their inner wisdom.
The average couple will wait 6 years before seeking help. It is natural for a relationship go through ups and downs. How we deal with conflict and crisis in our relationships, is key to restoring and strengthening healthy communication, especially during times of difficulty.
In therapy, as well as focusing on the couples strengths, I work with and support couples to help them, over time, gain insights into themselves and each other and teach them techniques for overcoming relationship difficulties with regard to communication, trust, infidelity, sex, commitment, emotional disengagement, family, finance and in articulating and processing past issues that may be gridlocked and still cause pain today.
At the same time, it is important to acknowledge that not every couple comes to therapy to stay together and although separation and divorce are very difficult, so is enduring a toxic relationship.