I provide counselling, psychotherapy and coaching for:
- Integration & Spiritual Therapy
- Relationship Issues
- Self-esteem and Self-compassion
- Midlife Transitions
- Performance Confidence Coaching
- Weight Loss & Emotional Eating
- Stress Management
- Understanding & Managing Emotional Needs
Small Group Workshops (Upon Request)
- Psychological support for weight loss
- Understanding how to meet your emotional needs
- Relationship skills
- Stress management/mindfulness and meditation skills
Specialty Areas of Counselling
Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling that something bad may happen. It encompasses feelings of dread, fear and nervousness accompanied by distressing bodily sensations. Counselling can help reduce and alleviate these distressing feelings.
Depression is experienced as a feeling of persistent sadness that can be accompanied by loss of motivation and can impact negatively on how you feel, think and behave. Counselling can alleviate these symptoms and help you find motivation and joy again.
Integration & Spiritual Therapy
Integration & Spiritual therapy looks at how the various aspects of ourselves come together to form our sense of identity and purpose. This often encompasses a spiritual element of helping you find out what gives life meaning and purpose to you as a unique individual.
Healthy relationships are vital to our sense of wellbeing. Counselling can help with improved communication skills, setting healthy limits with others, identifying safe and unsafe people, trusting wisely and staying true to ourselves while enjoying bonding with others.
Self-esteem and Self-compassion
Self-esteem is the view we hold of our own worth and the level of respect we hold for ourselves. Self-compassion is closely linked to self-esteem and is the degree to which we can accept that we are human beings who make mistakes. Counselling can help you build a stronger relationship with yourself and to learn how to honour all parts of you, celebrating your strengths and forgiving and learning from your mistakes.
Midlife can be a very liberating time of life in which we can celebrate much of the life we have lived. It can also be a time of identity confusion. Midlife is often a time of reflecting on life and can involve struggling with losses and regrets. During midlife we become aware of the loss of youth and may have questions about life’s meaning and our purpose moving forward. Counselling can help you gain clarity and integrate your past experiences with your future goals and purpose. It brings focus to who you want to be and what really matters and brings joy and meaning to your life.
Performance Confidence Coaching
Public speaking and performing in front of others can be a terrifying experience for many people. Performance Counselling and Coaching can greatly assist in building confidence in public speaking and performing on stage and in alleviating the stress and anxiety associated with these experiences.
Weight Loss & Emotional Eating
Many people struggle with the frustration of failed attempts at weight loss or regaining weight they have successfully lost. Hormones, genetics, our environment, emotions and thinking patterns all contribute to how we process and relate to food. Counselling and coaching can assist with the development of a healthy relationship to food and in helping those struggling with weight issues to reach a healthy and sustainable weight.
Many of us did not have healthy relationships demonstrated to us as children. This can lead to unhealthy and often painful styles of relating in adulthood. Counselling can help with examining and changing unhealthy patterns of relating to enhance self- esteem and self-respect and create more fulfilling relationships with others.
Stress can be an unhealthy bi-product of leading busy lives and juggling many responsibilities. Counselling and coaching can assist with gaining skills. Psychoeducation can help reduce stress, prevent burnout and take care of your well-being.
Understanding & Managing Emotional Needs
Our emotional needs are of the most important aspects of our being that need to be met. Emotions serve as both messengers and as a form of energy that helps us experience the richness of life. Counselling can help you to better understand your emotions and your emotional needs and how to manage and process them in healthy ways.