I come from an Organisational Psychologist background where I applied my skills in several workplaces to help people cope with many significant changes in their work environments. Working with lots of people taught me so much more about others, myself and life in general. I realised my passion was in helping others on a one-on-one interaction where the connection was a lot more meaningful to understand their life journeys. So I have transitioned into private practice, where I want to help others unravel their life journeys.
I believe that living your truth and having an honest relationship with yourself is where you begin making the change. Therapy offers a safe space for you to talk honestly and openly about your challenges and feelings, however brutal it may seem to say out loud. I provide a non-judgmental space for you to share what is on your mind. My experience in working with organisations has taught me to not just see the individual parts on their own but how it all fits together. I take a holistic approach to understand all the aspects of your life journey.
Since therapy is transactional, I also share my knowledge and use my skills to clarify your situation, and I also reflect on how our relationship grows as we work together.
I work predominantly with adults across different age groups, ethnicities and cultures and have worked with adolescents too. Being a parent has also taught me so much about myself and given me insights into the challenges that our youth faces today.
I have always been fascinated with the power of the mind and how the brain works. The power that memories, traumatic events and ways of thinking we hold about ourselves and others can lead to us respond in unhelpful and sometimes destructive ways. We don’t always recognise this in ourselves and fall into bad habits and repeat the same patterns in our behaviours that hold us back from who we are. You may be feeling down or anxious most of the time, relying on substances or other forms of addictive behaviours as a means of escape. Life can get hard at times, and while talking about it can really help you, sometimes the best way to resolve these patterns of behaviour is to focus on rewiring how our brains think and respond to certain things. For example, someone who experiences severe panic attacks often feels helpless when the attack strikes and talking about it leads to more anxiety. Addressing the brain’s neurological response to what triggers these overpowering responses is where I like to focus on.
I am a registered BWRT Therapist. ‘BWRT®’ stands for ‘BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®’ a model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. Like many other modern therapies, it allows a ‘core of privacy’ so that you do not have to divulge anything you would rather not talk about – in fact, I as the practitioner only needs to know how you feel and how you would prefer to feel instead. BWRT® is a completely new and different therapy based on the latest discoveries about the way the brain works and how it affects our moods, behaviour and emotions. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code. Find out more at http://www.bwrt.org
As with all therapies, results can obviously vary from one person to another, but I have found in general, that it has worked successfully in relatively short time frames. It was through these experiences that gave me the inspiration for the subtitle of my practice name, Mindquility, because all of my clients would tell me afterwards how relieved and tranquil their minds felt afterwards.I have also helped youngsters with career counselling and am trained in psychometric assessments to measure aptitude and personality as a guide for helping people on their career paths.