“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” ~ Anais Nin
I have been counselling now for almost 3 decades and enjoyed the privilege of supporting hundreds of people through difficult times. In fact, I am proud to say that I still work with some families through the generations which, I’m humbled to acknowledge, is testament to the trust they have in me to support them and their loved ones when life becomes hard.
I know that for some, the idea of going to see a counsellor can be quite daunting. Clients have told me how comfortable they feel and how relieved they are that sharing their personal and often difficult situations was a much easier experience than they had anticipated.
It’s my job to assist you in finding your own inner strength and ways to navigate the situation you are in. Often this can take a fair bit of unraveling, a bit like gently peeling away the layers of an onion. I work totally from a client-centred approach- in other words, it’s about you and your needs. My job is to help you get clarity around that and utilise my vast range of practical, experiential and academic tools to make that happen.
Of course, it’s always better to seek counselling before things get too complex and out of hand, but as we all know, that’s often not the way it goes. However, counselling can be useful for both addressing difficult and often complex issues as well as providing a maintenance approach so things don’t escalate out of control. It’s always easier to prevent than it is to cure!
Clients come to me from:
- Self referral
- GP and physio referrals
- NDIS self-managed plans
- Employer Assisted Programs
Unique to my counselling practice is:
- Years of experience in both the private and public sectors in a variety of roles (clinical and non-clinical) across a range of services.
- A strong, sensitive, client-centred focus
- A service which supports the identification of issues and strategies to manage those issues
- Extensive academic and research base as well as a real-life approach
- An open mind to explore a wide range of mind/body strategies to work with you as a whole person, not just ‘the problem’
- A wide range of life and professional skills
- A combination of services from the acute to the support stages
- Excellent referral practices
- First-rate case management practices
- Professional/business mentoring
So if you think counselling might help you get unstuck – I’d love to hear from you.
You might also like to look at my book ‘Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes’ which I wrote over a decade ago about some of the things to expect when seeing a counsellor. Yes, it needs an update but the basics are still there. Click below to purchase this book now at a significant discount:
I look forward to meeting you either face to face in Byron NSW, or by one of the many virtual platforms now available to us.
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Remember, Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes – supporting you in taking control of your life to make it the best it can be.