Counselling is when a professionally trained counsellor helps someone to resolve their problems and develop a stronger sense of self-worth and capability. Many of us at times need a little help to find a personal sense of direction that can best serve our needs and desires.
My experience in counselling started in the early 1970s and throughout the years I have worked in many fields, on both a voluntary and a professional basis. I have worked with the homeless, people with HIV and AIDS, sex workers, members of the sex and/or gender diverse community, in the health systems and corporate sector. I have also provided extensive marriage counselling, relationship counselling and family therapy services in London and Sydney.
As a counsellor much of my work deals with one-to-one counselling of individuals from all walks of life, who have identified themselves as having emotional difficulties. Some people come into my practice in an extremely upset and confused state, looking for help and guidance.
Others simply come along to work through some issues in their life or relationships that they would like to operate in a better or more effective way. Other people may find themselves unable to cope emotionally and they need someone to help them get back on the road to happiness.
Counselling is a space where people can feel safe talking through their problems in confidence, knowing that the time is exclusively dedicated to their needs. In counselling, a totally non-judgmental atmosphere is set up, so whatever background you come from or situations you bring, we find a way forward to help you.