Often we want to be strong and independent, at times we are confronted by storms that overwhelm. I am passionate about supporting you as you face the issue, I will endeavour to help you understand, see different perspectives, and find practical solutions that will help you cope and move forward.
The research suggests the quality of connection with me is the best indicator of positive outcomes. Therefore I focus on building a trusting relationship with you so we can create a container to do the work. I endeavour to help you feel comfortable, listen carefully, understand what you are wanting, let you set your own pace and help you feel relaxed enough to be able to express. Then I focus on helping you understand, face, accept, manage and solve the conundrum you want help with. I will negotiate the direction, speed, and method of our work together. I bring elements of warmth, soothing, kindness, validation, challenge, respect and heart focus. I ask for feedback at the end of the session to ensure that I am giving value to your time.
I have spent over 5 years working in primary care working with referrals from GPs in the local community. I have worked with a vast range of issues and a wide portion of our community. I have spent 10 years running Mens’ groups. I have seven years of experience working with young men as a rites of passage facilitator. I have set up a Mens’ Centre and run courses for men on personal development. If I think what you face is outside of my competence I will help you find someone who will be able to support you.