My mum faced a 15 year struggle with her heart that sadly led to her death aged 54. She found strength to have all the difficult conversations about death, she felt empowered to fight on even when it seemed hopeless and, most importantly, she found peace through counselling.
I also went to counselling after a bad car crash and during my mum’s illness and it just clicked, I wanted to enable clients to feel empowered and find their strength; to have support when life was at its hardest; to be their person that meant they were not alone, someone was beside them not judging them, not fixing it, just enabling them to find their way, to feel what they felt.
I am a humanistic counsellor, also trained in stress management, CBT, mindfulness for health, NLP and TFT. The combination of all these evidence based techniques is a proactive approach tailored for each individual client’s needs.
Clients’ feedback to me is that they feel more in control, able to cope, with reduced stress. They have the ability to see things differently, that they feel empowered, heard, supported and great when using the techniques to stop a panic attack.
I see adolescents and women mainly
It’s a privilege to share in this small part of a client’s journey through life. I am constantly in wonder of the difficulties clients overcome, learn to live with, decide to walk away from, find strength they never knew they had. After 20 years I still wake up happy to do my job, I enjoy learning new skills that will benefit myself and my clients.
I do suggest APPS I love the CALM APP and particular stories, or meditations, all ones I have tried myself first. Some clients prefer Headspace and the Netflix Headspace series is good too.
Some books I suggest:
My room is small but cozy with a light bright feel with pictures of beaches and waves. It has a lovely calm energy about it.