As we go through life, we face challenges. Some of these challenges feel too big or confusing to navigate alone. Sometimes our issues can be too complex to involve our friends or family – instead we may just want to talk to a non-biased person. Sharing your story in a confidential setting is a relief in itself. Just by talking about your problems they lose some of their oppressive power over you.
And, you don’t need a problem to seek counselling – it can also be a way to self-discovery. As I see it, we are all conditioned, and that means we grow up learning certain feelings, behaviours and thought patterns. Maybe you have a curiosity about your conditioning and how to go beyond it?
Life seems to get increasingly busier and it can be hard to find a quiet moment to drop into our inner world. In a counselling session, it is all about you. You get the time you need to explore your deeper feelings and the thought patterns that drive them.
When we experience a problem our system contracts, the body tightens, the mind slots into a one-dimensional track of repetitive thinking, and our feelings run a recurring cycle of distress.
As I see it, my job is to guide you through this process by being present, listening, asking questions and offering suggestions. I will also provide tools and exercises that are specially designed for you and your situation.
It is not so much about ‘fixing’ you or your problem; it is more about expanding your field of mental and emotional wisdom and increasing your potential. As we relax, answers, insights and solutions can come floating towards us.
A relationship conflict often means a break down in communication and a lack of understanding of each other. Couple counselling sessions are designed to support you both:
To see yourself and the other more clearly
To identify your underlying motives and fears
To communicate with honesty and vulnerability
To change patterns and dynamics that no longer serve you both
To manage distressing feelings that tend to arise in all relationships
Is Your Relationship a Little Different?
I meet people from all walks of life. No matter what your gender identity, sexual orientation, or relationship format, you are welcome. I work with monogamous, polyamorous couples and any other kind of non-traditional relationships.
Meditation & Relaxation
Meditation, as I practice it, is the art of sitting in stillness and listening. If you have never tried it, it might feel strange or unfamiliar at first. The body can get uncomfortable, and the mind can get very loud. You can learn to observe, identify and accept the mental noise. Then, a different experience can set in: a sense of expansion and stillness. This experience can feel refreshing, rejuvenating and instil a sense of happiness.
Finding Your Meditation Routine
Our lives are busy, and it can be challenging to find a daily or weekly routine. My invitation is to be creative when it comes to developing your meditation practice. Whatever set up you choose, if you don’t look forward to it, you may skip your sessions.
We are hardly ever upset for the reasons we think we are. The Work was developed by Byron Katie. It is a powerful technique that can lead you straight to the core of your distress and help you to see more clearly what is really going on. The Work consists of four questions, and the answers to those questions will come from you, for you. They will guide you to a deeper understanding of yourself, others and your situation. Learning the technique can give you independence because you can do The Work on your own at any time, anywhere.
Drawing, painting, creative writing and poetry can be a tool to find out more about your inner world. As a visual artist and creative writer, I can guide you to express and explore your thoughts and emotions. You don’t have to have any prior artistic experience.
Kickstart Your Creativity
Do you want to be creative, but you don’t know how to start? As I see it, anyone can paint, draw, sculpt, write, make music – anybody can create. It is not reserved for the chosen few. If you feel a desire to be creative, but it is not happening, you most likely have a belief system that limits you. We all have an inner critic who restricts us from exploring and playing freely. ‘Kickstart your Creativity’ is specially designed to work on your mental blocks and free your creative spirit.
Would you like to run a workshop and share your skills with people? Maybe you don’t have the experience yet to plan and structure a workshop. Workshop mentoring covers:
- How to plan, structure and conduct a workshop
- How to become a good facilitator
- Identifying insecurities and fears you may face
- Tools and exercises designed for your participants
If you are working with people, chances are you may face challenging moments. Maybe a client touches your own story and vulnerability. As facilitators, we can even encounter our own blind spots or trigger points. In those cases, you may benefit from talking with a non-bias person in a supportive environment.
Client confidentiality is always a priority during supervision.