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Who I am.
I am a registered counsellor (BA. Psych./ B. Psych). My aim of counseling is to help to reach optimum mental health. My clients need to realize that they are created uniquely and that God has a definite plan for their lives. By helping them to become part of the plan for their lives which God has put in place before the creation of the world, they will be able to reach the potential and accomplish the way of living He had predestined.
For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. (Eph. 2:10 Amplified Bible).
My counselling approach is Solution-focused brief therapy. Solution-focused practice was originally developed in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s by a group of people including Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg (Shennan, 2014). The approach of Solution-focused brief therapy differs from other more traditional forms of interventions in the sense that the change sought is located in an imagined future. The task of solving problems is approached by seeking to move towards what is wanted instead of trying to move away from an unwanted problem. In offering this support, the practitioner makes the assumption that the client is the expert on his/ her own life. The therapist is a conversational artist asking useful questions to enable the client to begin moving towards the future they want and to learn from their own existing skills, strategies and ideas of what could be done differently. Although the principle is simple, the delivery of the approach is far from easy: “Solution-focused interviewing is not an easy process; it is one in which therapists have to search as hard for the questions as their clients have to search for their answers.” (Ratner et al, 2012, p109). I believe that all clients should be treated with dignity and worth. All people possess self-actualization potential and need to be loved, accepted, and respected. Self-concept and positive regard are of great importance “for as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7 – Amplified Bible).
Counselling services include:
Continuous professional development (CPD) and ongoing learning enable me to acquire a range of skills that can be very beneficial in the treatment of my clients.
Counselling services and fees.
Sessions are charged at R500 for one session. I prefer to be paid directly by clients in cash who can then claim from their medical aids. Clients may also pay by electronic means if so arranged.
Banking details are:
J. J. Deysel.
Branch code: 632005.
Account nr: 9190536310.