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Relationships and Connection

Building Better Relationships with Yourself and Others

Even the strongest relationships go through rough patches where couples feel lonely, disconnected and stuck.


Everyone yearns for a sense of belongingness and security. Good relationships with others always starts with a healthy relationship with one self. Only when we understand and appreciate ourselves will others start to feel the same. Only then will we be able to communicate from a place of understanding and authenticity rather than fear. A relationship built on trust can be achieved where each person feels that they have been heard and understood. The path to change may be long and sometimes a little painful but through couples therapy, communication can improve, trust can be rebuilt and the bond between a couple can be strengthened. 

How Can I Help You?

I am a counsellor and coach who works with individuals and couples with a focus on relationships, conflict resolution, and individual growth. I believe in working with and empowering individuals to develop new coping strategies that will improve and enhance their lives.

Individual Counselling

I work with clients to explore their pasts, patterns and personalities so that they have a better understanding of their values, of their strengths and of areas where they would like to improve.

Couples Counselling

I use the Gottman Method with my clients to help them communicate with each other effectively, respond to conflict the right way, build trust, understanding and intimacy as well as learn and grow together with intention. 

Pre-Marital Program

I've created a Pre-Marital program incorporating SYMBIS and Gottman Method framework in order to give couples a smart start to marriage, living together or long term commitment. 

Benefits of Counselling

Self-Exploration and Self-Discovery

Seeing a counsellor provides you with the opportunity to learn about yourself and gain a greater understanding into your personality, values, and beliefs. It allows you to increase self-awareness and insight into your own role in the problems you may be facing and awareness is key to change. It encourages you to embark on a personal journey toward personal growth.

Change of Self-Defeating Patterns

Sometimes we have thought-patterns or habits that are contributing to our problems in life. Counselling can help bring about awareness of the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that revolve in a never-ending cycle of self-defeat. With awareness, you can learn what steps are needed to take action and regain control over your behaviours in order to enhance more positive change.

Better Expression and Management of Emotions

Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, or anger, counseling can help you identify, express, and better regulate your emotions. Through an increased awareness of triggers, understanding of maladaptive coping, and modeling of related situations, you can learn to express and cope with your emotions in a healthy way. This way you can prevent escalation of negative emotions that may lead to unhealthy behaviors.

Learn Effective Life Skills

There is an infinite amount of skills that you can learn through counseling that are useful in everyday life. These range from problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to communication and interpersonal skills. Counseling provides a safe environment to learn, practice, and experiment with these skills before applying them to real situations outside of sessions. These ultimately lead to better overall wellness for the body, mind, and spirit.

Receive Support and Validation

Your session will be a safe, non-judgmental and caring space for you to feel comfortable with disclosure of personal matter. It is a place where you don’t have to worry about being judged, ridiculed, or put down. Your emotions are validated, your situations are normalised, and you will be reassured that you are not alone.

Greater Self-Acceptance

Most of us have experienced some sort of insecurity about our appearance, abilities, skills, or personality traits in our lifetime. Focusing on the negative aspects of ourselves can make us blind to the positive traits we have. Although we all may have something we don’t like about ourselves, through counselling, we can also learn to accept our flaws and imperfections as a part of being human. With self-acceptance comes self-love, self-compassion, and a stronger sense of self-confidence. You will be able to improve your weaknesses by building upon your strengths.

Guidance in Finding Purpose

What is the greater meaning in life? The answer to this question is unique to every individual. For those that are in an existential crisis or are grieving a loss usually experience a temporary loss of self/identity. Through exploration of values, beliefs, interests, and memories, counseling may help you rediscover your purpose, passion, and meaning in life.

Fosters Hope and Motivation

Whether you feel completely and utterly hopeless or just need a little boost, counseling can help. Without hope or motivation, our lives can appear to be falling apart because we struggle to take action or make change due to not seeing the point in trying. However, counselors can help spark some motivation by bringing awareness to positive achievements in the present and past to strengthen hope for the future self, future relationships, and future life.

What Clients are Saying

I was feeling overwhelmed after my divorce due to managing legal complications, trying to make ends meet financially and struggling with new relationships. 

Jeanette’s style of coaching has assisted the situation and helped me to overcome difficult times with my ex husband and the processing of my life’s patterns. Our sessions are professional and personal at the same time and regardless of the many obstacles, I feel my love for life has returned and Jeanette helped me develop a clearer understanding of myself that has helped me get back on track. I have been able to figure out my priorities in my personal and professional life. Jeanette guided me in working out my strengths and what I truly want out of life.

 Thank you Jeanette for all your patience and kindness as well as helping me get my feet back on the ground with confidence and a new zest for life! I am so grateful for all the learning you have offered me along the way. It has been a privilege having you guide me through my many difficulties. Your enthusiasm and passion for coaching is clearly apparent and gratifying for those who are exposed to it, thank you again.

Nicola, Hong Kong

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