Forgiveness is incredibly healing. When you choose to forgive, you take yourself out of blame and a victim mentality and place yourself into a much more empowered position. Forgiveness is rarely the easy choice, which is why most people don’t do it. Most of us would rather stay miserable and ‘right’ than practice forgiveness. But in the end it only hurts you.
- Chiara Gizzi
On our journey through life, we can become lost and caught up in negative thoughts and feelings. This can change our perception and take us out of balance. It may also affect our well-being by creating problems in our relationships which may lead to anxiety, depression or low self-esteem.
Understanding patterns in our life that cause distress helps facilitate insights into the core of our thinking, our self belief, our behaviour and the imposed limitations to bring about change. Past experiences shape how we view ourselves within key relationships and in society, but they do not have to define our life.
I have a holistic approach to my work, focusing on the 'whole' of my client; looking at life style, health and workload etc. Through my experience as Kundalini Yoga teacher, I can also offer you techniques to help you relax, destress and reduce anxiety.
We work together in a safe, non judgemental, confidential and trusting environment. You will be listened to with warmth, compassion, empathy and acceptance. Together we will explore and understand your issues more deeply, and you will begin to build resilience and feel empowered to use your own inner wisdom, and access your own inherent ability to grow and develop.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I embrace several modalities and skills that help me to adapt my counselling approach to suit your individual needs. My experience and training enables me to work to a specific focus or goal(s), as well as exploring personal challenges at a deeper level. I have a calm, empathic and honest approach, and extensive experience of empowering and supporting change for my clients.
Whilst I cover all areas of counselling, my mains areas of speciality are:
Drug and alcohol
End of life
Low self esteem
Loss of identity, loss of job etc.
I offer couples counselling helping and supporting couples with relationship issues.
I support teenagers to manage stress during exam times and help them to build resilience and confidence for the transition of going off to university or work.
I also work with university students helping them to adjust to life at university, mental health and to bridge the gap when they leave university and transition into the work environment. We work using Zoom during term time and in person when at home during the holidays.
Life will start to unfold for you with more ease and peace, so you start to live a more fulfilling stress free existence, which will transform the way you experience your life.