At Greengate we use a direct no holds barred method that goes straight to the core of the problem. A combination of warmth, understanding and no jargon, allows the person to be heard.
Healing depends heavily upon the wiilingness of the client to embrace change.
Healing begins when a person feels understood. No judgement, no assumptions and no expectation. The relationship between counsellor and client is authentic and supportive.
Psychology often focusses on what is wrong with someone, which sometimes makes the person feel worse. However, modern counselling concentrates on the strengths a person has. Actively seeking solutions and boosting self-esteem.
Our lives consist of many stories. Some stories are good with happy endings, others not so happy. Identifying and separating the problem stories, allows us to see the problem in isolation. Not as part of who we are.
Our thoughts sometimes unconscious, affect our emotions, our behaviour and our physical health. Understanding the chatter in our minds, is the beginning of problem solving. Every choice we make has a consequence which we need to be aware of.
Having difficulty making changes? Want to change, but can’t quite get there for some reason?
Motivational interviewing can help you take that next step towards positive change in your life, and help you realise your hidden strength.
A look back approach that thoroughly examines how we relate to each other. The bonds we formed early in life, especially with parents and family, can determine the outcome of how we communicate and relate to loved ones in our adult lives.