My Approach to Helping
I believe that each of us has the capacity for personal growth and change; these inner resources and resilience can be tapped when a definable climate of facilitative psychological attitudes is provided. As you walk through my door, I will provide a safe place for you to tell your story, your struggles, your pain and what you are going through in life right now. I will walk with you through challenging seasons of life; I will work with you in dealing with challenges more effectively in your present situation and also in the future. I work with children, teens and adults in areas where they feel stuck due to having a deeply distressing experience either in the present or the past, and need a breakthrough.
I utilize an integrative approach in counselling as I believe that there is no single approach that is suitable for everyone, due to the fact that each of us is unique in our own way with different personalities and needs. Hence, each individual who walks through my door is considered as a whole, and therapy will be tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. My approaches are mainly grounded on Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), complimented with Gestalt Therapy. I also utilize tools such as sand tray, expressive art techniques, and therapeutic play skills (for children) as and when needed during therapy.