Assessments done for school readiness, scholastic difficulties, ADHD, career guidance, personality insight or emotional difficulties as well as for recruitment and appointment purposes.
The Career Counselling Process assists the individual to identify all their unique and specific interests, personal qualities, aptitudes, values, preferences and talents. Only when you make career decisions that are in line with this, will it ensure sustainable job satisfaction. Career Counselling is given to high school students and adults.
Hypnosis is used as one of my therapy tools if and when I agree with the client that it may support the therapy process. It is fully explained and the process is always managed by the client. Hypnosis is best described as an altered state of consciousness, a changed state of awareness, concentration and perception. During the experience of hypnosis, the person remains in complete control and should they ever feel uncomfortable because of the experience, they can always reopen their eyes and terminate the intervention. Everyone at some point or another has experienced hypnosis. One experiences hypnosis when one misses an exit while driving or when one is so engrossed watching TV or reading a book that even a person talking will nor distract one from one’s activities. Hypnosis is a very powerful tool to facilitate healing, to break negative habits or thinking and to bring about positive change.
I run group sessions for women who deal with everyday problems including self-esteem, feelings of loneliness and isolation, work-life balance, depression and anxiety etc.
Couples / Families
Couples/ Marriage Counselling
Pre or post divorce interventions
When working with children I foster a bond with both the child and parent. Depending on the age of the child I will utilise different techniques and will involve the parents, family members and school if and when appropriate. I work in the areas of:
Social Skills & Friendships
Adolescents / Teenagers
When working with adolescents, the young person is my main client as confidentiality and trust remains vital to our relationship. We go on a journey together to enable the young person to face the difficult challenges that teenagers face over these years. Parents, family members or the school may be involved depending on the age and issue we work with. The adolescent steers this process and ultimately walks away with a new perspective and life skills. I often work with
Peer Pressure & friendship
Self Mutilation (cutting)
Academic & school problems
When working with adults I draw from a variety of therapeutic models and tools to best assist the individual in their specific circumstances. The aim is to build a trusting and comfortable relationship from where we can explore, gain insight and build. Each individual should ultimately feel that they receive the required support to face current challenges and that they leave with the required tools and capabilities to manage their situation independently into the future
Emotional Difficulties including Depression
Anxiety, Stress, Burnout and panic attacks
Weight loss & lifestyle changes
Divorce or relationship Support
Career or work-life issues