Online Counseling Sessions via Skype
“You have all the answers inside of you. You may just need someone to point them out to you.”
The foundation of any change is to experience your world in a new way. Talk can only get us so far. The best way to invite a new experience is to develop a mindfulness practice such as meditation, yoga or creative free-writing. Any online counseling work I do with you will include at least one of these practices. I’ll help you observe your experience so that you can decide if your current approach is supporting your best interests. If it’s not, then I’ll help you develop insight into how to move forward.
You were an angel for me…one day I hope to be able to work with you again to help others heal from PTSD and addiction. You are amazing. Thanks for all you did for me. ~ Graham, London
Contemplative Psychology is the model that provides the lens for my work with clients. That’s a fancy phrase for an approach that recognizes the wisdom present in each one of us and trusts that wisdom to guide us. Your inherent wisdom will show us the work to be done, by identifying what needs attention, and what needs resolution. Any work we do together will involve you identifying your experience in the moment, and me reflecting back to you insights I may have about areas you may not see clearly. You have all the answers inside of you. You may just need someone to point them out to you.
We’ll dialogue to identify the issues you are currently struggling with, then discuss how they manifest in the body as emotions. I’ll offer practices and tools to shift awareness of the physical sensations so that the emotions become clear. Once this relationship between body and emotion becomes clear, mindfulness practice takes over. I’ll share with you practices you can do on a daily basis. So this is not about sorting through your childhood memories or learning to parrot positive affirmations – although you may share your stories. But the stories we tell ourselves are often the culprits of our suffering. So this work is about re-writing your story in the book of the body.
Your work, a unique offering of healing and empowerment, your presence and wise guidance helped me to return “back home” to myself with a sense of clarity, strength and inspiration. ~ Mary, London, UK
Rather than adding anything to your story, or trying to figure out “what is wrong with you” which essentially reinforces a negative outlook, we will seek to release whatever makes you tight and uncomfortable. Then you can relax, take a deep breath and notice what makes your heart thrive.
Thank you for your compassion, your smile, your wisdom. Thank you for being our guiding light in this dark crisis. You are a great inspiration for us, one of the smart real professional guides that we met on the path of life (and you probably know it’s not easy to find the real ones…) ~ Shay and Shushu, Israel
This is what online counseling looks like:
- We will dialogue to identify what the issues are and the feelings that go with them
- Together we will create a map of the terrain–an outline of the work to be done
- I’ll share tools to help you refine your awareness of the current situation
- We will identify practices and new habits, such as yoga, meditation, and writing exercises that will shift energy dynamics around these issues
- Follow up with regular check ins to ensure accountability
- Revise accordingly if refinements to the approach are necessary/as new habits are learned
- When you feel comfortable, the umbilical cord is cut and that is that. No spending 20 years on the couch.
Though you may choose to continue our work just to have a guide to check in with as you assimilate new habits.
Online counseling will help you see where you can evolve to embrace your life with more joy, vitality and ease – your birthright. Whether you are going through a difficult period, working with a deal-seated mental imbalance, or approaching a life transition, bringing the mind back again and again to a state of openness will give you insights unavailable to the busy conceptual mind. I’ll help you access this awareness so that you can stop struggling and learn to rest in your natural state of mind, which is peace.
THANK YOU again so much for everything. I do hope I have another opportunity to work with you in the not too distant future! ~ Jennifer, Chiang Mai, Thailand
I’ve guided people through thick and thin along the path for over 20 years, working with issues including:
- Addictions and Recovery
- Relationships and Overcoming Heartbreak
- Confusion and Anxiety
- Life Transitions
- Finding your Calling
- Difficulty Adjusting to Expat Life
If you feel stuck and need a guide to get out of a rut, practice is the key, and I can help you develop a personal practice to catapult you (or hold your hand while we gently saunter) to the next stage of your journey.
Contact me for more information or to set up a free 20 minute consultation: