The overall aim of counselling is to effect change in emotions and/or behaviours through shifts in thinking and to develop skills for more effective functioning.
Activities include discussion, study and exercises in and between sessions and the opportunity to put into practice concepts discussed and skills learnt to better integrate the information and experience into our lives. Conditions that benefit from counselling are Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Relationships, Parenting, etc.
Benefits of Counselling
- Developing Self-Awareness and Mindfulness
- Learning Problem-Solving, Effective Communication and Conflict Management
- Stress Management – Learning to go beyond coping to attain and maintain Lasting Happiness
- Personal Growth – Development of personal qualities and character
- Behaviour Change, e.g. reduction in smoking, drug use, angry outbursts or other undesirable habit, or increase in desirable habits, e.g. in following a Healthy Diet or Physical Activity
All services are multi-cultural and inter-faith by being sensitive to the ethnic, socio-economic, gender,racial and religious background of clients.
The length of a typical session is 50 minutes. Change is a gradual process and the number and frequency of sessions depends on the client and the nature of their concerns.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – a goal-oriented treatment that uses a variety of cognitive and behavioural techniques including reframing, mindfulness, problem-solving and self-management.
Existentialism – a philosophy which explores the client’s physical, personal, social, and spiritual world views.
Person-Centred – a humanistic approach which builds on a trusting and empathic relationship
Nobility Therapy – an approach based on belief in the essential nobility of the human spirit and of the purpose of life as the development of noble qualities.
Reiki Channelling – a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing
Hadiyyeh Zohoori-Dossa, Holistic Counsellor/ Nutritionist
Hadiyyeh began practising as a nutritionist after graduating with a Masters in Nutrition in 2003. She soon realised that many clients also shared their social, inter-personal and other stress-related problems and would benefit from professional mental health counselling. Hence she pursued her Masters in Counselling and since graduating in 2009, has been utilising a holistic approach. The …