I have separated out women and men’s individual counselling as it seems that the issues that impact on women can be quite different to those that impact on men.
These are particularly relevant around the different gender conditioning and socialisation that women receive as they have grown up in this culture.
It can also be important to acknowledge the expectations on women from society, their families and themselves that can traced back to some of this conditioning.
Women’s individual counselling may include dealing with:
- self esteem,
- goal setting,
- grief and loss,
- making choices,
- dealing with strong reactions and emotions,
- doing too much,
- dealing with parenting issues,
- recovery after separation,
- single parenting issues,
- dealing with illness, loneliness and
- recovering from trauma and abuse etc.
Women recovering from past experiences
I have a great deal of experience working with women dealing with many different issues past and present, including recovering from childhood trauma and family violence. I have a great deal of respect for the women I work with and walk along side them in therapy to assist them to achieve the changes they wish for themselves.