My Counselling Approach
As your counsellor I will:
Combine your personal knowledge and expertise, with my abilities as a counsellor, so that we work together to find your own individualised ways forward.
View the problem as separate from the person i.e. the problem is the problem, the person is not the problem.
Acknowledge and jointly identify your own unique skills, abilities, strengths, values, commitments, beliefs and competencies that will help you with the problems that may be influencing your life.
Develop practical tools, techniques and resources to assist you.
Promote self-reliance and the use of your own resources in meeting whatever challenges are present and also develop your own ways of managing things in the future.
Make all case notes available to you and written in your words with no technical or theoretical terms used.
My practice is guided by the NZAC (New Zealand Association of Counsellors) Code of Ethics and I hold a current practicing certificate as a full member.