My Focus

"Personal change, growth, development, identity formation--these tasks that once were thought to belong to childhood and adolescence alone now are recognized as part of adult life as well. Gone is the belief that adulthood is, or ought to be, a time of internal peace and comfort, that growing pains belong only to the young; gone the belief that these are marker events--a job, a mate, a child--through which we will pass into a life of relative ease."Lillian B. Rubin

These tasks, as described here by Lillian Rubin, are part of every life stage. Therefore, I choose to focus on more than one life stage. However, the way it is experienced and tackled in every stage differs. Additionally, every individual deals with it differently. Another reason for various focuses.

These tasks and challenges often come to the fore when we interact and are confronted with people. This can range from intimate relationships all the way through to relationships in businesses.

If we ignore places of education and work, we ignore a big part of this interaction. Consequently, we lose out on opportunities for intervention, but also growth and development.

Sometimes we glide through these changes, tasks and challenges. Other times we hit a speed-bump and need outside assistance.

Let me help you in your unique life stage and context.

  • Adults

    “Now that I'm feeling the responsibilities of adulthood, the choices we make become an incredible weight.” - Laura Marling. Let me assist you in exploring questions, such as: what would you like to experience instead of “feeling the responsibilities” and the “incredible weight”? Once you no longer experience “feeling the responsibilities” and the “incredible weight”, what choices would you make? And how would you make it? Read more...

  • Adolescents

    “Adolescence is like having only enough light to see the step directly in front of you.” - Sarah Addison Allen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon. Let me help you explore the question: And suppose you see the next step, what would you do? Read more...

  • Couples

    The first duty of love is to listen.  Paul Tillich. Allow me the facilitate a process of listening, really and truly listening. Read more..

  • High Schools

    High school is what kind of grows you into the person you are. I have great memories, good and bad, some learning experiences and some that I'll take with me the rest of my life. Giancarlo Stanton. Allow me to help turn even the “bad” events into learning experiences and growth. Read more...

  • Businesses

    An article called, The Human Element: Your Most Important Business Resource, was published on 11 May 2015, and more businesses realise the importance of the human element, and more specifically, the mental health of their employees. It often makes sense from a human, but also from a business perspective, to address issues on-site. Read more...

  • Presentations

    Behaviour is not changed by knowledge alone, but creating awareness is often the first step to change. Select one of my two standard presentations or request a customised mental health presentations tailormade for your needs. Read more...

Schedule an appointment (in-person or online) to be guided in exploring your resources, skills and strengths.