How I Approach Counselling
I value each individual, and reflect that in my counselling by providing a safe, non-judgmental space where clients are encouraged to work collaboratively. It is my hope that in this trauma-informed space, each client will find the support and inner strength they need to be able to face their current struggles. Each client is a unique person of great worth and I want them to recognise it.
Connection and safety drive much of who we are as people wired for relationship. These are foundational principles of my approach to counselling, tuning in to a client’s specific struggles and needs in a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship.
Being empathically attuned to honour each client’s perspective and experience, I encourage clients to explore their longings, identifying who they are as a person, their strengths, values and struggles. This may involve psychoeducation, particularly making sense of reactions from a neurobiological perspective. Also, clients may be guided to explore their emotions, cognitions, and physical reactions.