This reminds me of the quote by Toko-pa Turner, “life isn’t only happening to us: we’re happening to life.” Counselling and I chose each other after working through experiences in life as it always made me go back to my childhood, “what did I value the most when I was a kid?” and the answer was, “wanting to stay with people and witnessing life through their window”.
That therapy is about understanding what works for you. I invite you to reflect on the first session with the lens of how it feels to be in the same space with your therapist. I wish for each and every individual to reflect on how it would feel to work together.
My greatest learning has been the commitment individuals make, when they consistently stay in therapy, to work on themselves. Therapy with individuals has revolved around reflections and self-awareness that I deeply value.
I love to read, write, sing, dance, and go for long walks (even go for impromptu vacations!). Sometimes, I like to do nothing at all too, and that comes from the quote from Christopher Robin (movie) - “Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something”.
I work with adolescents, young adults and adults in areas of emotional difficulties, trauma, grief, loss and everything that revolves in their worldview. The concerns can be innumerable however it’s important for me know what my client sees a concern as.
My therapeutic approach is very client-centred, needs-centred, and time-centred. It’s integrated and eclectic. I believe therapy is about knowing what works for the other, and how is it supporting my client in a way that feels safe and meaningful to them.