As a Counselling psychologist, I offer individual therapy for adults and teens, play therapy for children, as well as family therapy and parent coaching, couples counselling and customised workshops. My mode of working is largely integrative; I draw from different schools of thought, particularly the narrative and humanist models.
In my practice, the therapeutic relationship is of prime importance as the means to facilitate a healing process. Each client is encouraged to explore and work through the challenges they are facing. This may involve making meaning out of the individual’s experience, exploring their life story through talking and feeling, restoring their sense of self. It may also involve the use of art and body movement techniques as a means to navigate emotions and experiences. While emotional processing is the primary focus, this is integrated with a solution-focused approach to develop coping skills and improve overall well-being.
I work with a diverse range of clients dealing with many different issues - emotional pain, trauma, grief, anxiety, stress and low mood as well as those experiencing transitions and adjustments in their lives. My particular areas of interest are broad:
- Trauma, grief and loss
- Self-exploration and personal growth
- Adjustments and turning points in life
- Mindful approaches to coping with stress
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Body image and eating disorders
- Students and adjustment to life after school
- The journey of adolescence
- Relationship issues
I value being able to assist others to make meaning out of their unique life story – both the gains and the losses, and to find ways to continue along their life path in a richer, more conscious and holistic way.