At times we can all feel challenged or stuck, overwhelmed by life stresses or yearning for better relationships with the people we care about. It is natural to desire happiness and contentment, but finding that balance is not always easy and sometimes we need a little extra help to get there. It can feel scary to seek that help, but by coming to this website you have already begun the process towards change and growth.
Counselling helps us to face the challenges in our lives by recognizing and changing ineffective, repetitive and destructive patterns of thought, communication and behaviour. Over 25 years of solid training and experience enable me to help you resolve both inner personal conflicts and stress, as well as relational problems. I will work with you in a supportive and confidential setting to relieve your symptoms of distress as you gain insight into yourself, focus on your strengths and goals, and develop the skills to find solutions to your current problems. Together we will help you to bring about a sense of healing and regained control.
Entering into therapy is an important decision, and you should feel empowered to ask your therapist any questions that help you to understand the process. Therapy is a relationship of trust and collaboration between client and therapist, and it is therefore imperative that you have confidence in the competence and ethical conduct of your therapist. At all times you should feel assured of the confidentiality of your identity and the content of your sessions. You should also be confident that there is no misuse of power or control between client and therapist. Within this framework however, your therapist should monitor the ongoing situation so that in an emergency situation involving abuse, or intent to harm self or others, action is taken to ensure that all parties remain safe. When you enter into a counselling relationship with me, you will receive a handout on the Confidentiality aspect of your therapy.