Counselling for you
Mental Health | Wellbeing | Resilience | Meaning & Purpose | Thriving
General counselling including working with children, adolescents, couples, resolving family issues, parenting, helping young people find a sense of purpose and healing past hurts and trauma.
I utilise a variety of evidence based therapeutic interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Mindfulness to help clients improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
General Counselling areas of expertise:
- Family Issues and Parenting
Meaning & Purpose
- Communication Skills
The essence of wellness is to value the unique qualities that make you ‘you’.
Diploma of Counselling
Bachelor of Education
Masters of Educational Studies
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I utilise a variety of evidence based therapeutic interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Mindfulness to help clients improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
I have success working with children, adolescents, couples, resolving family issues, parenting, helping young people find a sense of purpose, and healing past hurts and trauma.
Do you need help with managing angry feelings or being more assertive in your communication? I can help you to build better relationships with your loved ones through psychoeducation and counselling. You can build your emotional intelligence, resilience to frustration, understanding, rapport and respect by implementing some changes to your thinking and communication style.
Does your adolescent suffer from low self-esteem, social or performance anxiety? Working with young people is my passion and special area of expertise. Read more to see how I can help.
Relationships and Couples Counselling
Express your emotions, gain insights and communicate more effectively with your partner to create a more loving, connected relationship. I have success helping couples with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ‘ACT with Love’.
When a relationship is in trouble you have 3 choices.
- Keep going along as you are. (Not a great choice if your relationship is bringing stress, conflict and anger rather than joy.) You don’t need professional help to do this but it is important that you acknowledge that this is an active choice.
- Go your separate ways. Maybe, ultimately that is the right choice for you and your partner. If that is the case, I can help you separate mindfully, respectfully and ready to move forward in life.
- Make changes to build a better, more loving, connected relationship. Most couples who see me have chosen this option. With guidance towards improved communication, focusing on the best qualities in your partner rather than their faults, plus an open heart, new beginnings can be created.
Family issues and Parenting
There are many great books and resources out there to help guide you with the complex business of parenting. Parenting has always been challenging but our complex, changing society where families are often separated by distance or structure, provides less of a road map for how to be the best parent you can be than ever before. Having personalised counselling to deal with your specific issues and feedback along the journey will help you be a more effective, calm and loving parent. Understanding your own needs is an important part of creating the family dynamic which will enable your children to thrive. I can guide you to create a positive, less stressed household for a happier, more productive family environment.
Do you need help with managing angry feelings? Are you in a cycle of angry outbursts followed by guilt or shame? I can help you build better relationships with your loved ones through psychoeducation and counselling. I will help you build emotional intelligence, resilience, self-understanding, rapport and respect for yourself and therefore others. By implementing some changes to your patterns of thought and communication style you will have closer, more rewarding relationships with your loved ones.
Trauma and Abuse
My practice is trauma informed so that you feel safe to discuss your feelings and experiences in your own way, time and space. I will help you to make sense of your past experiences, thoughts and feelings without having to go back and tell the story. Your reactions are normal reactions to abnormal experiences.
Common reactions to assault include:
- Emotional shock
- Disbelief or denial
- Panic Attacks
- Physical symptoms of stress such as shaking and tight/sick stomach
- Sleep disturbances
I aim to help you create the future you desire in spite of your past experiences.
I use evidence-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), tailored to your needs, to help you better manage your anxiety and/or depression. Medication can be very helpful as advised by your GP or psychiatrist. I can help you discover ways to reframe your thinking to replace unhelpful thoughts and beliefs with more helpful ones.
Just going through the motions of life? I can help you to clarify your values and to understand what makes a rich, meaningful and fulfilling life? Find joy and motivation through your values to take the actions which really matter. Whether it is the need to build your frustration tolerance, communicate more assertively, define your goals, manage your time better or find your purpose, I will work one on one to help you to thrive rather than survive.
I went through an anger management program. Glenda my counsellor helped me to understand and better manage some of my stress. She educated me through advice and mechanisms / strategies to go on and handle stressful and frustrating situations more mindfully. I really enjoyed and looked forward to my sessions with Glenda. She is a fantastic woman and counsellor and I would highly recommend her to anybody going through a difficult time in their life.