Welcome . . .
Counselling is an opportunity to spend some quiet, reflective time with yourself and a respectful, non-judgmental companion who can gently challenge and reflect back to you what you are saying, or not saying.
I bring to my work a deep conviction that we are all imperfectly perfect and intrinsically good human beings. I believe that the underlying challenge we face is to seek some balance between the exhilaration and beauty of life, and its counterpoint of darkness. For this, I offer a calm, compassionate presence, leavened with humour, against a background rich with the experience of a full life.
What I have learned about the dark emotions, grief in particular, is that they can be trusted. When we mindfully listen to them, there is an innate wisdom that emerges, allowing for profound healing and a renewal of life.
I would like to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. –John O’Donohue