I work with my clients in a safe, non-judgemental, respectful, and confidential space, using the Person-Centred approach to Counselling. At the core of this approach are:
Unconditional Positive Regard (acceptance and caring)
and Accurate Empathetic Understanding (ability to deeply grasp the subjective world of the client)
These ideals are what I strive for and stand for in my Psychosocial Practice. And this ensures that my clients are nurtured gently to work at their own pace in a “growth-promoting climate in which individuals can move forward and become what they are capable of becoming” (Corey, 2009 –Person-Centered Therapy, p. 169).
As a Psychosocial Counsellor, I work with my clients on the following levels:
Spiritual (honouring their personal values, beliefs and their culture)
Somatic (how trauma or grief is held in the body)
Cognitive (thought patterns – helping to change them from negative to positive)
and Social (relationships)
I work with trauma and grief, because I believe that from trauma (childhood, family, relationship and environmental) and the grief experienced from loss (of people, places, roles or status) come the challenges, brokenness and overwhelm in our lives.
The Conscious Counselling Psychosocial Practice is my offering from my own life experiences and training over the past 35 years. Each one of my clients is honoured, respected, and held in a sacred space, so that they can inquire, search, heal, grow, and work towards their own self-actualization.
I specialise in short-term supportive counselling for
Loss and the Grieving Process – where I support you through your loss, whether of a loved one or your place in society, your role, your status
Emotional Overwhelm –where I assist you to heal and transform what feels broken or out of control in your life
Gender Abuse – where I work with women and girls who suffer or have suffered from violence and abuse. I assist them to heal and transform their physical, emotional, or sexual trauma and nurture the recovery or attaining of healthy sexual boundaries and sexual vitality.
Post-Traumatic Stress – where I work with clients who have experienced shock, accumulated life trauma, early childhood and/or developmental trauma, and environmental trauma dealing with the harshness of our world.