Is that each person is unique in their own way and therefore the approach to counselling is guided by this. I work with the entire ‘self,’ exploring the conscious mind to understand the unconscious process. In doing this, it allows us to consider patterns of behaviour, emotions and thoughts which assist with change.
Generally, my approach is person-centred, being attentive and fully engaged with the client, displaying empathy, understanding and temporarily entering into their world without prejudice, remaining non-judgemental and listening to what they are experiencing. I believe that being present with the client and displaying a high level of empathy will bring about change and empower individuals to improve their own life challenges.
I encourage positive coping skills and techniques so that the client is equipped to build their own strength, resilience, and confidence to make change and cope with challenges that may arise in the future.