Below are some questions people frequently ask me.
How do I find a good counsellor?
When searching for a counsellor, people want to know how to find one that can help them as a unique individual. Research in counselling and psychotherapy shows consistently that the quality of the relationship between client and therapist is the key factor in clients achieving successful outcomes in therapy. What this means is, you may find a counsellor who can tick all your boxes on paper – qualifications, experience, gender, age, philosophy…in the end though, for the therapy to work you need to have a good feeling about your relationship with them.
In order to find the right therapist therefore the best question to ask yourself when you are shopping around is – “do I feel good about this connection? Deep down, on an emotional level, do I feel like this person can help me?”
If the answer you have to these questions, on a gut level is “no”, then you should keep looking.
Because I’m aware of this factor, I offer all prospective clients a free 10 minute discussion over the phone to get some sense of their issue, talk a bit about the way I work so we can both ascertain whether or not we are a good fit for each other.
Interested? Get in touch now via the contact page by clicking here.
What Is Your Therapeutic Approach?
My approach is integrative, meaning that I use a wide variety of tools depending on my client’s needs and their unconscious map for change. My practice is also holistic, which means that it engages the mind, body and spirit of the client. As an integrative psychotherapist I do not work from the medical model, though I do understand, help to incorporate and normalise any experiences of mental illness that clients may have. I use a client-centred framework, which means that I work to help my clients become independent, autonomous people who are capable and competent to access their own inner resources for change.
This can include techniques from a broad range of therapies I have been trained in, including but not limited to: transpersonal psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, emotion focused therapy, Jungian dreamwork, art therapy, gestalt, mindfulness, CBT, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, ritual and alchemy. I focus on assisting my clients to find their own centre of wisdom and balance in life so they can leave my service being independent, whole and connected.
Who are your clients?
What kind of people come to see me for assistance? Individuals and/or couples may be trying to find a way through a wide variety of issues which I assist them with, including but not limited to:
How to stop worrying and enjoy life || finding motivation || shifting stuck emotions || feeling grounded and connected || connecting to and living one’s highest purpose || creating a loving and intimate relationship || setting healthy boundaries with people || processing past trauma || letting go of pain, grief and enjoying life again || living a dream life || integrating non-ordinary experiences.
Is Your Work Insured?
I follow an ethical code of conduct to serve the highest good of my clients. All the client work I do is fully insured. This way my clients can rest easy knowing they are in safe hands. I am also registered as a counsellor and supervisor of other counsellors with the Australian Counselling Association.