How I work
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Nelson, Mapua and Motueka
I work holistically and my approach to counselling and psychotherapy is respectful and collaborative. I aim to create a safe space for you to explore, share and understand thoughts and feelings and the way in which these present themselves. It takes courage to come to therapy and I will approach our dialogue with respect, compassion and honesty. I support clients in gaining a clear understanding of their areas of pain, frustration and challenge.
We then decide which therapeutic approach is the most suitable. Every client is different and I personalise each session towards you, your issues and what you want to achieve.
We will work with a range of modalities: Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Inner Child Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing ® and Transactional Analysis. I am also a Level 1 Teacher-in-Training of iRest Yoga Nidra ® and if it seems suitable we can use this approach.
In my work with couples I use all of these approaches and am further guided by Imago Relationship Therapy.
I offer a warm, collaborative and relational approach promoting personal growth and self-understanding. I will provide challenge when it is helpful. I work with individuals and couples of all cultures, religions, genders and sexual orientations. I see myself as walking alongside you, but my goal is to strengthen your resilience and reconnect you with your own resources. My intention is to create a healing environment from which to explore and discover your own self-empowerment. Most important I am passionate to help people discover or restore their own wellbeing of heart, mind and body.
Privacy is essential when dealing with sensitive therapy issues. I work with the utmost discretion, ethics and high regard for your confidentiality and privacy.
~ Gregory Johanson, Ph.D., Hakomi Institute Co-Founder and Senior Trainer.
Contact me :
Telephone 027 306 2386
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