Counselling. Wherever you may be.


How can therapy help you?


If you ever think…

Something just doesn't feel right.
It's suddenly got too much.
I feel unsure.
I should be able to cope.
I'm out of my depth.
I'm scared.
We're both unhappy.
There are too many shoulds, musts, have tos.
I was making progress but now I'm hitting a wall.
This is all so new and I feel vulnerable and overwhelmed.
I've been doing this for years but I'm starting to feel tired, worn out and doubts are creeping in.

…. then we can work this out together.


Expats


As an expat in various countries during the last 18 years, Emma can offer first hand advice and guidance on the difficult process of settling into a new culture.

Those experiencing life changing moments


Life can suddenly change direction, often at unexpected moments. Counselling and/or Ecotherapy can allow us to tune into the world around us to keep ourselves rooted during emotional storms.

People seeking to adapt to a new environment


We are generally change-averse beings: we like to understand our environment in order to maximise our chances of success. A changing environment can upset this goal, but counselling and Ecotherapy can give us a new perspective on change as we understand that the entire world is dynamic and not as constant as we thought.

Couples in need of partnership or marriage counselling


When two people's needs and lives are bound together, any diversion can sometimes put a strain on the togetherness that you wanted to create when you first got married. Counselling of this form often works best with both parties involved, but sometimes individual sessions can help a partner see the situation from an independent point of view.

Individuals going through separation and divorce


When a marriage breaks down, a person's grounding in a previously stable and definite future can be replaced by uncertainty. What happens next? What am I going to do? How am I going to start my life again? Counselling can help put these questions into perspective and allow you to see such a change for the better and to accept and move forward to new opportunities.

Teenagers


Perhaps the most difficult time in one's life is the momentous transition from child to adult. Not only does the body go through tremendous physical changes, but adolescents are presented with a series of new perspectives on their lives as they begin to ask what their place in the world is. During childhood these questions don't arise because the child's place is firmly connected to their parents or guardians. As they begin to perceive that many of the duties that their parents take care of on their behalf - work, providing food, shelter - and as they begin to identify their place within their social peers, the previously unbreakable connection to their parents takes a new form. This change can be difficult to navigate without direction as children begin to become independent decision makers in their own lives.


How will therapy help?

My goal is to help you regain your sense of clarity, focus, strength and empowerment. I will not give you solutions to your problems. Therapy helps guide you towards fully understanding yourself better. I act as a guide, gently leading you towards uncovering for yourself the causes of negative feelings, and to help you rediscover your own inner tools towards self-healing. It is good to seek reassurance. At times of doubt and when our minds feel clouded, and our emotions dark and heavy, we need the guidance of others. Throughout our lives we constantly face new challenges. The therapist's role is to help you to become your own constant source of comfort. We all possess our own infinite inner resources. As your therapist, my main goals are to guide you towards gaining mental clarity, to acknowledge and accept the root causes of negative emotions, and to become your own guide in overcoming negativity. Clarity leads us towards better understanding of ourselves, builds self-confidence, and allows ourselves inner peace and contentment.

Who can I help?

I help people from all walks of life, with a wide variety of needs, from a myriad of backgrounds. My clients vary greatly. I meet with clients who just feel something "isn't quite right", with expats who seek a sense of grounding in a new environment, with those wanting to overcome fears to face a new challenge or those needing the courage to fulfil their dreams, with clients facing gender or sexual orientation issues, and with couples needing relationship guidance.

A block of ten 1 hour therapy sessions are usually offered, with the possibility of extra sessions if needed. I believe in the power of self-healing, so my goal is to have my clients eventually feel self-empowered, so that they can release themselves from the sessions after ten meetings. However, my door is always open, and I will always be available should clients wish to have more regular and continual contact. My counselling and coaching sessions always start with a free, no-commitment, initial assessment session. The aim of the counselling sessions is to set clear goals and work towards reaching a solid grounding that will enable you to continue on your own path.


Which type of session is right for me?


Initially you may need to talk more. It is often said that a counsellor uses his two ears more than his one mouth. As a counsellor, I listen more than they talk. However, I gently guide you to express your emotions, your issues, to work out why you're not feeling quite right. I use a variety of techniques personalised for your unique requirements. I will gently guide you to open up and realise the obstacles in your way to reaching your goals, to feeling inner peace and clarity, to allowing you to feel happy.

With my guidance you'll probably start to recognise recurring patterns, reactions and feelings that have possibly been paralysing you for a long time. Once you recognise patterns of negative emotions and external negative situations then life coaching naturally comes into play. With my assistance you will gather the tools you need to feel empowered. You will be better able to face and overcome your inner fears and obstacles. I can help you formulate realistic plans, assist you with any time management and organisational needs, guiding you with making your projects a reality. Ultimately you will have the inner clarity, focus and self-belief needed to overcome obstacles and realise your life's goals.