In time, the ebb and flow of life – uncertain by design – drives us to a world inside ourselves where we are confronted by the reality of our humanness… at times strong…powerful…dynamic
at times frail…uncertain…worn down
at times enraged…frustrated…captured
at times sad…solemn…alone
at times happy…playful…radiant
…so that in all your uniqueness you cannot deny the commonness of being a complex, interesting and integrated being, living your life filled with stories from the past and dreams for the future. You are part of this world, and in the way that you purposefully change things in your life, you too are changed by life happening around you. It is in this reality of being in this world, living as a part of it, that one truth stands clear, whatever it holds, your life is now.
At the core of my working methodology, be that corporate, individual or interpersonal well-being, the focus always looks toward the sense of self and how the identity correlates with your expectations, that is how you want to perceive yourself versus what reality tells you about myself. I work from a Narrative life & therapeutic perspective, thus acknowledging the importance of culture and our historical experiences as the primary stories that we use to understand our current reality.
That we can rewrite these stories in a way that we will be more equipped to deal with our current reality, a process which requires a journey through each individual’s own understanding of her or his stories, which allows them to remove themselves from the ‘problem’, externalising the issue in such a way that it becomes manageable and changeable. In addition, integrating a systemic perspective and a solution focussed perspective into the therapeutic model.