Words for Today
“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
At Creative Therapy I specialise in supportive counselling for trauma, bereavement, anxiety, crisis management, couples counselling, self-esteem and more. I work with children, adolescents and adults, and am based in Parkwood and Sandton. I also offer online and telephonic sessions. You can contact me to make an appointment.
My services include:
Individual counselling for adults, adolescents and children
Face to face an online counselling
Trauma counselling for individuals of all ages as well as group debriefings for companies
Bereavement / grief counselling
Supportive therapy for current life challenges
Strengthening self esteem
Management of anxiety and depression
Parent guidance for dealing with the challenges of parenting
Art as a medium of therapy
Play as a medium of therapy
My approach focuses on a deep exploration of my clients' experiences and the meanings of those experiences. In this way clients come to understand themselves in their worlds, and this is fundamental to well-being. It is important to me to make a safe place for the fullness of my clients' humanity - their anxiety, laughter, despondency, happiness ... (human beings are vast and the list is long!). Respect is fundamental to this process and I invite kind curiosity about oneself into the session.
Counselling is a meaningful, challenging and rewarding journey that takes place in a non-judgemental and confidential environment where self-exploration can take place, and where self-esteem and acceptance can develop. It is a way of connecting to ourselves to find out who we are and what we need to live a fulfilling life. It is a process of finding deeper insight into ourselves and our authenticity. Counselling is a way of working through pain, suffering and fear. It is a way of liberating ourselves.
The decision to begin therapy is an important one, and there are many reasons that people make it. Some have experienced trauma or bereavement, some feel a loss of meaning, some are struggling in their relationships or at work, some are feeling anxious or depressed, some are curious about themselves and desire deeper insight.
For those of you who would like counselling but whose budget doesn't allow for private services, please follow the "Community Resources" link on the menu.