It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
– Henry David Thoreau
It can be quite hard to reach out for help and takes courage. People reach out for many different reasons… sometimes we reach out for help when we feel that we cannot handle the situation anymore and other times we reach out because we just need someone to talk with.
One of the aims of counselling is to support you in addressing any unresolved issues and to help you understand your worries or concerns better. Many have found that counselling gives you a positive outlook in life. In counselling, the importance of ones’ culture and values are fully recognised, respected and taken into account throughout the counselling sessions.
Not one approach fits everyone and in my practice, this is recognized. As a counsellor, I work electively. I am trained in a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT) and Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT). In order to support your needs, the approach we use can vary. We will work together in a way that you feel works best for you.
To be effective, supervision is essential. Supervision is the art of meeting with one another and making an effort to construct more effective ways of helping others. Thus, it is a collaborative and supportive activity. My supervisory practice leans towards educational, supportive and a managerial focus.