Counselling services

Counselling services

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Counselling services are offered in Centurion and Pretoria East. Counselling services should not merely be seen as relevant for when something goes wrong. It should also, and ideally in the first instance, be seen as a place of optimal development. I offer a range of services that have to do with optimal development of individuals, families, groups/teams, and organisations.

Counselling services in Centurion (Pierre van Ryneveld) and Pretoria East area (particularly Waterkloof Glen). Find the contact information towards the bottom of the page.  On request and by default for some services I also travel. Terms and conditions apply but it is possible to arrange counselling at a different place over x-mornings. Counselling services can also be offered online and through various technological means. More here.

More on family therapy and types of counselling

Family therapy
I offer specialist counselling services that as a family therapist covers a number of areas. Family therapists are comfortable working with the entire family (as a family or as individuals or relationships within the family). They believe that the solutions in life are to found within relationships and that what people typically experience as problems is a result of relationship dynamics rather than an inherent lack of any one member.

Areas of counselling

The areas that I cover as a family therapist include:

  • Family therapy (separately or collectively)
  • Couples-/ or relationship counselling
  • Children’s therapy
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Teenage counselling
  • Divorce counselling (Before, During, After)
  • (Re)constituted families
  • Life cycle counselling (themes related to how we manage emotional and other developmental stages or transitions from childhood to our senior years)
  • Pre-marital preparation
  • Parental guidance
  • Parent-child reunification (such as against the backdrop of parental alienation and divorce)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Themes related to identity
  • Themes related to gender
  • Themes related to power, abuse of power, and self empowerment
  • Illness, grief, bereavement and loss
  • Spiritual accompaniment
  • Critical decision-making (See referral and recommendation consulting)

Referral and recommendation consulting

Coaching and Counselling Crucial Decisions
 It is a bit of an art to get to the right people and for the right reasons. On my part these conversations require both a counselling and coaching background. Here I offer:

    • Pre-divorce, pre-legal, and pre-mediation conversations

(‘I am considering to divorce’)

  • Change of occupation conversations (‘I am considering to quit by job’)
  • Being let go (‘I might be let go’ Or from the other side ‘We are restructuring and I might have to let go a number of employees)
  • Any other critical decision-making conversations

Often people do not lend enough gravity to decisions such as ‘should I divorce’ or ‘should I change my job.’

More on critical decision-making conversations

Other aspects to take note of

Approach

  • The use of narrative therapeutic approaches (in other words using clients’ stories and experiences as the basis and medium for conversations and outcomes)
  • Where applicable depending on the client the use of music or any other form of arts or crafts within a narrative approach
  • Openness to dealing with religious or spiritual themes on request by the client or as it presents itself in a natural way
  • A collaborative approach wherein we decide how much structure will be appropriate bearing in mind that it might also have to change at different times

Fees

There are different fee structures based on how we decide to work together as also necessitated by offering different services. Please ask for a fees schedule via email.

Contact details

Immediate diary checking

Immediate diary checking is the easiest, fastest and most convenient way to make an appointment. This link will take you to a page to make a diary request

Email

consult[AT]elmopienaar[DOT]com

Number

082 410 7645 (Or you are welcome to request me to phone you. Leave your name and number via the contact/connect tab)

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