As a counsellor, I am influenced by many therapeutic approaches and philosophies. However, I believe that it is the the relationship between the counsellor and the client that is the most influential part of a counselling experience. I convey feelings of warm-heartedness, authenticity, compassion and positive regard to create positive change for the client.
My primary therapeutic approach is through relational somatic counselling and integration. This is a body-centred process differs slightly from traditional counselling approaches. The focus here is on noticing sensations, feelings, and impulses that arise from the body- the container of our life’s information. Focus on the embodied self is an effective way to recover from trauma. We can’t change the past but we can change the way the body holds it.
I believe that the goal of counselling is the integration of spirit, heart, body, and mind. As a result of this alignment, we can feel healthier and more fulfilled.
How I work with clients
My work is to help clients align with their own inner healer to guide them to make their own choices to create change. I believe that every one has the capacity for inner healing, however this process can be greatly assisted with a caring other. Most of our emotional wounding happens in relationship and it needs to be healed in relationship; it is relational. My essential role is to work with the client to provide support along their healing journey of self-discovery. It is the role of the client to steer the direction that the counselling takes, I am merely a supportive and positive navigator.