Counselling for Women
Do you feel like you’re barely holding it together?
Like you are watching your life go by from the outside and you don’t know who you are or who you want to be anymore? Has your sense of self-worth disintegrated and left you feeling helpless and out of control- like you’re just operating in survival mode? Does it feel like time is running out but you don’t know how to change?
The way others see you and the face you put on every day doesn’t feel like the real you- the person hidden inside.
It’s exhausting keeping her locked in while at the same time terrifying to imagine what might happen if you let her peek out from behind the mask. Will folks hate you? Will your life fall apart? Will you have a breakdown and never recover?
You’d be living under a rock if you hadn’t heard the word ‘vulnerability’ in popular culture the last few years. But what does it mean to be that real? What happens if I truly accept myself? Does that mean giving up on myself, maybe even giving up on hope?
These fears are completely real and can be utterly paralysing.
It doesn’t matter what culture you’re from, what age you are, whether you’re queer or straight or where you fit on the female identity spectrum. So many of us keep moving forward each day, pretending to be fine when we’re really not, and scared of what might happen if we take that step to say to someone these three words:
I Need Help.
(or I’m just a bit stuck and could use a boost-up).
Nothing is too small or large to work on in counselling.
“No need to hurry, No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself“
— Virginia Woolf
I know that sometimes the stories you believe about yourself are limiting.
Those stories hold you back from building the life you most desire. Some of your most dominant stories contribute to thinking that says you are not worthy. They stop you from knowing what you are capable of, and chasing what everyone deserves.
And the truth is, our society kinds of likes us that way (one of the reasons I specialise in counselling for women is to address this egregious error). We are going to keep serving, giving, pushing ourselves beyond our limits without complaint if we don’t believe we are worth more.
Would you like to reconnect with your stronger stories?
That’s how Narrative approaches work. Narrative practices are curious about your internal experience, but don’t neglect the impact of our socialisation. I want to understand your embodied story, what images you see, as well as the thoughts swirling in your head. I’m curious about your resistance as well as your struggle.
These are roads that we don’t usually travel down when telling or listening to a story. Roads that lead to tales of boldness when you thought you were weak; creativity when you thought you had none; and pride when you had carried around shame.
I can help you to regain your sense of self, rebuild your identity and feel stronger.
No one has the right to steal your identity. You and I work together to discover, name and celebrate parts of you that have been hidden in the fog.
I can help you enrich your story in new ways to enable you to bust out of survival mode and embrace the life you want for yourself and your loved ones. If you believe life is for experiencing then this could be a literal life saver. Offering counselling for women and seeing us just kinda love ourselves a whole lot more is one of the greatest privileges of my life.