How I Help
Most people who come to me don’t really know what’s wrong or what to do about it; they just know they don’t want to feel like this anymore.
Others know what’s wrong, but still don’t know what to do about it.
They find themselves stuck in a way of thinking, feeling or behaving that simply doesn’t work for them anymore, and they need it to change.
They feel there must be a better way: a better way to cope, a better way to live – with joy, meaning and purpose.
I help you work through the issues holding you back, so you can create the life you want.
How My Counselling and Coaching Works
I provide an integrative approach to counselling which helps you confront yourself head-on, to understand why you are the way you are, why you keep repeating negative patterns, and how to live a more fulfilling life. I help facilitate a deeper and richer understanding of the patterns that both shape and interfere with your emotional and psychological well-being.
We Address Your Past, Present and Future
I help you understand your past
We look at how early life experiences and other significant events have shaped your view of the world and of yourself.
Often we develop certain beliefs and stories in childhood which we’re not even aware of, and these beliefs can hold us back. They can cause is to fall into negative patterns around self-belief, relationships and coping mechanism that are no longer helpful.
Once you become aware of these beliefs and patterns, it makes is easier to choose differently. You can build healthy coping mechanisms, and healthy ways of approaching life’s challenges, so you can choose how you act and react, and how you live your life.
I help you create a freer and more joyful present
I’m the lead mindfulness and meditation trainer at Mindfulness Space. I will teach you practical techniques for how to manage stress, create more calmness and clarity and be more in the present, through personalised mindfulness and meditation techniques.
Mindfulness allows you to make more calm, rational decisions to be made. It helps you:
- Reduce stress
- Deal with change
- Improve creativity and productivity
- Boost resilience
I help you create a new kind of future
Together we figure out how to bring more meaning and purpose into your life, so you can find what fills you up and makes you love life again.
You learn to weather the storms that can affect us all, and you start to confront the issues in your life in a healthy and confident way.
What My Sessions Are Like
I offer both counselling and coaching. Sessions are often conversational in style, during which, I take a non-judgemental, empathic and, at times, challenging approach. I ask questions that help you look at things in a different way. I support you to challenge your thoughts and assumptions, work out what’s really going on, and find healthier ways to approach life.
Qualifications and Professional Associations
- Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)