How I work
I take it as my task to learn who you are and to learn who I am with you.
How I work reflects who I am, who you are and how we relate. My view of it is that it requires of me as large a vision as I can hold of what it is to be a human being living in a particular place, at a particular time, with a particular life story. This means, above all, that you and I are more than our momentary, sometimes long-established symptoms, what we usually call our problems. It means that who we are in our wholeness, beyond our sense of brokenness and isolation, is what belongs to each one of us as our greatest source of power. That power can be used for changing even our most challenging symptoms into an understanding of where we have come from and where we are going.
How I work is influenced by the a culture and times we live in. We have grown increasingly alienated from the rhythms of nature, of growth and decay, so that it is no surprise so many of us suffer from ailments that have their origin in our failure to live in step with those rhythms. We experience it as a “missing something” though we are usually unable to say clearly what is missing. We often find that whatever activities we engage in, whatever paths we pursue, we eventually come away feeling our efforts have not brought us what we were seeking.
My work with each client is that of a co-researcher. We will look at and think about your experiences and hopes, form hypotheses, and together explore, in a way respectful of your needs and the pace at which you wish to go, how to find a way to greater harmony with the unique, natural rhythms that govern your inner and outer life.
Lastly, how I work has been influenced by many who have previously and currently work in the field of counselling. I am indebted to them and the psychotherapeutic models they have created, such as: Person-Centered, Focusing-Oriented Therapy, Relational Gestalt, psychodynamic, transpersonal, archetypal, Internal Family Systems and Process-oriented Psychology.
Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy
Certification in Focusing Oriented Therapy
Master of Applied Science (Social Ecology)
Master of Arts (TESOL)
Certificate lV in Assessment and Workplace Training
If you think I may be of help, I welcome you to contact me to find out more and/or to book a session.
“We are deeply helpful only when we relate as persons, when we risk ourselves as persons in the relationship, when we experience the other as a person in his own right. Only then is there a meeting at a depth that dissolves the pain of aloneness in both client and therapist.”