It is my goal to provide you with the highest quality care
that can be offered & to exceed your expectations. I have the ability to connect
quickly with my clients and to listen with warmth and compassion. I therefore create
a safe space for my clients where they feel heard and understood.
My clients’ goals are important to me and I recognize that many people seeking counselling want to achieve the maximum level of progress in the shortest period of time. While my goal is always to help you do this, it is important to remember that your progress will depend a great deal on the work you are willing to put into this process.
Our role is to walk alongside you and support you while you make the changes you need to make. Our ultimate goal is to help you make deep and lasting changes that will serve you for years to come. Therapy is more likely to be successful if we have a mutual understanding of the process.
Our practice involves counselling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families who are experiencing emotional, psychological and/or behavioural problems. We also provide pre-marital counselling and group workshops in parenting and family life.
Emotional, psychological and behavioural problems may include depression, anxiety, stress management and relaxation, self-esteem, occupational issues, identity problems, inappropriate coping skills, adjustment problems, impaired social interaction and personality disorders as well as family conflicts, marital/relationship problems and parenting.
Your goals are important to us and we want to celebrate real results with you. My greatest fulfillment is to see a client leave my office after a counselling session with renewed hope. We use mainly cognitive behavioral therapy but We also draw on a range of other approaches including Family Systems Theory and Brief Therapy.
My counselling sessions are normally one hour long for individuals and one and a half hours long for couples and families, but the first session can last up to one and a half hours for individuals and up to two hours for couples and families. Our first session is usually a “talk” therapy session so we can get to know each other. This will give us a better idea if we are a good fit to work together. It also gives me a chance to find out what you want to get out of counselling.
After this session a treatment plan is generated and we discuss your counselling and therapy needs and decide together what would be most suitable for you.
At times counselling can be brief but if you want to explore how you can make real changes in yourself and your life, it usually takes longer, perhaps several months. Understanding you and your unique situation will be my goal in our very first consultation. You will know after just one visit if counselling with me is going to work for you.
Counselling is most effective if we work together to help you achieve your goals. We therefore expect that you would come to your sessions on time and consistently and that you would complete any assignments we agree on. You should also do your best to talk about those concerns, thoughts and feelings that are bothering you.
According to the ethical standards of my profession, confidentiality is integral to the therapeutic process. We will therefore not discuss a client with anyone including family members and employers without permission from the client. Limits on confidentiality include when the client is a danger to himself/herself or another person.
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