Counselling is a process that, first and foremost, requires a quality relationship. I put time and energy into creating this relationship with you.  This, for me, is the basis of good counselling.  With this relationship in place, a process can occur that is about facilitating change at any point of the life cycle.  At times it might be more about standing still and having someone bear witness to your pain and suffering, or at other times it might be more active in locating skills and qualities and building upon them. 

For me, counselling is not about problem solving.  You are not a problem to be solved; rather I believe each of us may experience a range of challenges in our lives that can benefit from a counselling process.  Also, I am not an advice-giver and will not be able to prescribe a ‘quick fix’ for you, but rather I am able to assist you in drawing out your own wisdom, intuition and qualities.  My hope is for you to locate and develop insight, practices, healing and wholeness.

Some of the areas we may work on together might include:

Adjusting to loss and understanding your grief

Learning how to make room for your emotions

Addressing the nature of worries, fears and anxieties

Assisting with difficult decisions

Discussing end of life matters

Enhancing healing, peace and well-being

Keeping your mind healthy

Improving the quality of your relationships

Working towards change for your life … just to name a few.

 I can provide grief counselling for those of you affected by life’s losses, such as:

the loss of a loved one through death

separation or divorce

the loss of a job or possession

the loss of a beloved pet

the loss of an aspect of yourself i.e. a role, assumptions, hopes

I also provide what might be termed ‘general’ counselling and assist you in living according to your preferred values, locating the dominant, problematic stories that you may be trapped in and assist in re-storying yourself or your life and locating inner peace.