What Can I Offer?
I believe fully in a person-centred humanistic approach to counselling, based on mutual respect, empathy, validation and understanding. I also strive to be an empowering therapist, walking alongside you as you develop self-esteem, self-compassion and the coping strategies required to face the challenges life throws at you. I also offer therapeutic sessions in both English and Portuguese and my clinical work is regularly supervised by an accredited practitioner.
Over fifteen years working within the adult, elderly and mental health client groups, I know that many older people feel lonely and isolated due to their lack of social networking. If you are feeling lonely, I can encourage you to reach out for help and to stay connected or even forge new connections.
I will work with you to assuage your fears of change related to ageing. Whether it is anxiety, depression or behavioral concerns, it is never too late to begin to deal with these issues.
A combination of stress late in life can bring up problems that I can help you to resolve. Do not bottle things up and do not be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
Laughter plays a wonderful role in helping older people with their problems through reminiscence therapy.
I can help with the following:
- Panic disorders
- Eating disorders
- Low self-esteem
- Trauma and PTSD
- Bereavement, loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Recover from sexual, physical, or emotional trauma.
Clients I work with
- Elderly Adults
- Young People