Santél Louwrens - registered counsellor
Counselling Services for face-to-face or online sessions
Couples counselling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships. Through couples counselling, you can make thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening your relationship or going your separate ways.
Individual counselling is a process through which clients work one-on-one in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. … Individual counselling is counselling focused on the individual’s immediate or near future concerns.
Family counselling is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.
Communication issues may potentially develop in any circumstance or social relationship. It can be easy for individuals to misunderstand or misinterpret others, and these misunderstandings may lead to arguments or tension in personal, platonic, or professional relationships.
Counselling for anxiety is one form of treatment. Talking to a counsellor can help in many ways, including helping you understand what may be causing your anxiety, and teaching you coping techniques.
Anger management focuses on helping the client overcome an emotional block. The goal of the counselling is to help the individual identify and overcome emotional stressors, especially stressors that cause hyperemotional reactions such as anger.
Counseling for depression focuses more on present thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and how these things are affecting your life currently. That’s why CBT has been a useful model to use in counseling sessions.
Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.
When an individual’s fear of commitment leads to the development of anxiety or other mental health concerns, a counsellor professional can often help that person address and work through the issues.
Dating & Relationship
If you want to look at your relationship patterns in order to start making changes within yourself and look at the kind of people you choose to have relationships with, I can help.
Self-esteem is the degree to which one feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. It exists on a continuum from high to low. Where a person’s self-esteem falls on this spectrum can influence one’s overall well-being.
Grief & Loss
Bereavement and grief encompass a range of feelings from deep sadness to anger. The process of adapting to a significant loss can vary dramatically from one person to another. It often depends on a person’s background, beliefs, and relationship to what was lost.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. CBT cannot remove your problems, but it can help you deal with them in a more positive way. It is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
CBT aims to help you crack this cycle by breaking down overwhelming problems into smaller parts and showing you how to change these negative patterns to improve the way you feel. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past. It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.
Play / Art Therapy
Play Therapy uses a variety of play and creative arts techniques to alleviate chronic, mild and moderate psychological and emotional conditions in children that are causing behavioural problems and/or are preventing children from realising their potential.
As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others. This approach is common to young children.
BWRT - Brain Working Recursive Therapy
A modern model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI. It uses a totally logical, practical and down-to-earth working method in which it’s not necessary for you to talk about anything you would rather not discuss – the practitioner only needs to know how you feel and how you would prefer to feel instead. BWRT® is unlike any other therapy you might have heard of or read about, using the latest discoveries in neuroscience coupled with your own unique brain processes to help you get better. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT® and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code.
Study Toolbox for junior and senior learners
Learning is not only about trying to fill the ‘memory banks’! Learning only becomes meaningful when the learner understands how the pieces of a concept fit together. Meaningful learning is an active process during which the learner relates what he or she already knows to newly acquired knowledge. Ultimately meaningful learning should be transferable to real-life contexts. It is this constructive aspect of learning that truly makes learning an engaging, lifelong journey of discovery.