I have found over the years in working with clients and indeed in my own experience, we need very different things, at different times and support in different forms.
I truly believe to be able to be an effective therapist and coach a broad tool kit is needed. One that allows me to not just respond to people in using various support theories or modalities, but also allows me to be fully able to respond to the needs of my clients, in the moment as they sit in front of me.
This means I can provide a space to meet the person where they are at and for them to feel safe to share their story. To feel not just listened to but really heard and understood. No judgement, no blame, no shame, no fixing, opinions or ‘advice’. To support from a place of authentic and unconditional active listening.
Having a combination of coaching, psychology, counselling and mind/body techniques allows me to work in the most effective way with clients. To work with them in creating space to learn from the past and work towards how they want to feel and the future they deserve.
Some clients may need space to process grief, loss and trauma or space for healing, learning and growth. An initial clarity session allows space to see what people need. Some people may come to me ready to dig that little bit deeper and create a lifelong tool kit for themselves. Some may need time to build up to that.
Wherever people are on their journey, the work I do supports my clients in a way that they can work towards living in the now and feel confident in themselves again. To know who they are, what they want, what is important and they walk away with a tool kit of techniques, strategies and mind/body techniques to make decisions from a place of knowing and trusting in themselves and learning that no matter what they can handle anything.
I embody a very open and honest approach. I am clear from that start that in working with someone that it is from and place of equals. I am there to listen, reflect, hold space and remind the person that they do have the answers they just need the space to explore what that looks like for them.
That in working with me, clients I attract are willing to be open, curious, accountable and willing to do the work that it will take to bring them from where they are currently to where they want to be. Doing so in a compassion and emotion focused way along with a person centred and solution focused appraoch.
The end result is one were clients come away knowing they can be themselves, laugh, live and enjoy life again in a way that feels right for them.
I love and very much believe in what I do, so much so that I embody it myself. It is truly inspiring and empowering work. I am very excited to work and journey with you.
If you would like to know more. Please feel free to get in touch. You can also follow me over on Instagram and Facebook @fertilitywellbeingireland.