CHOOSING A COUNSELLOR OR A COACH
What is that you are looking for in a coach or counsellor?
Have a think and see if what I offer fits with what you are looking for.
When choosing a counsellor or a coach, it is important to consider the way they work. This part will help you decide if I am the right person for you. The practitioner’s approach to your change is what makes the biggest difference.
I WORK WITH YOUR STRENGTHS TO GIVE YOU CLARITY
I worked as teacher, I trained in Transactional Analysis and I have a keen interest in Positive Psychology. These experiences shaped my beliefs about human nature. We all have some strengths that can be recognised to help us deal with the issues we face. In my work, I invite you to decide what you want to change and how you want to achieve that. Stress, pain, anxiety or depression can narrow your field of view. I want us to understand what is unique about your struggles and offer you a fresh and wider perspective. Thanks to that you can get back on track.
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a system of counselling developed in the sixties by a psychiatrist called Eric Berne. I like TA because it uses simple language like Parent, Adult and Child, game and script to name a few. At the same time TA is deep and effective, which allows people to change.
The core assumptions of TA are:
- people are O.K. meaning that everyone has value and dignity
- people can think for themselves meaning that everyone can reflect
- people can change meaning that everyone can choose their destiny
TA offers powerful language and symbols that help us see our problems from a new perspective. In day to day life big ideas do not always reflect human reality. That is why modern TA stresses the relationship between the coach or counsellor and the client. I use TA in my work by letting you be heard, witnessed and understood as a unique human being. Let’s create fresh stories that expand your perspective.
FINDING YOUR FLOW
Flow is a state of mind that we access when we are fully engaged in what we do. Finding your flow is about deepening your self-awareness. The result is you being who you are, not who others want you to be. I aim to create conditions where you can uncover your inner and outer resources, so that you can approach life with the awareness of your strengths. Being in flow is a natural expression of your strengths. There is no need to strive and yet it requires an effort. This type of experiences bring us closer to our true selves.
Flow means being you! I believe this is important in the way we lead our lives. We are not given an instruction on how to manage ourselves. We need to know what makes us tick to live freely. Knowing your state of flow and having the power to re-tell your story afresh will enhance your live.