Individual and couples counselling provided for the following:
Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence
Do you have low self-esteem? For many people, low self-esteem and low self-confidence permeates their lives, effecting their outlook, the way they interact with others, and how they engage in the world around them. Dave can help guide you through the process of rebuilding your confidence.
Depression & Anxiety
Many people experience depression and anxiety - in varying degrees and at varying times. If you're experiencing feelings of hopelessness and despair, seeking help can be an empowering first step. If you struggle with chronic nervousness, constantly worrying or feeling like you're in 'fight or flight' mode, Dave can offer strategies to ease your anxiety.
Grief and Loss
Grief and loss can be life altering experiences that leave individuals feeling heartbroken, empty, or uncertain. Dave has experience guiding his clients through the grieving process so they may honour and mourn their loss, while gaining resiliency and tools to move forward.
That Unexplainable “Blah” Feeling
When life is lacking that joi de vivre, you haven't been feeling like yourself and you can't quite pinpoint what's wrong, Dave can help you address that "blah" feeling.
Are you struggling with an aspect of your sexuality? Perhaps it's coming to terms with your sexual identity; your orientation, your preferences, or your desires. Or perhaps it's your chemistry with a partner; be it a complication with a new companionship, or issues in a long-standing and loving relationship. Talking about it may be difficult at first. But finally getting it on the table can be a positive catalyst for your self-esteem, your well being, happiness and yes, your love life!
Divorce / Separation
Experiences such as divorce and separation can be complex and painful, causing individuals to feel anger, guilt, fear, anxiety, grief and a multitude of other possible emotions in the process. Navigating divorce can be trying when children are involved. Dave can help you to stay true to your values and heart as you proceed.
Trauma occurs when someone experiences so much stress and overwhelm, they are unable to cope or process their experience emotionally. Trauma can be caused by embarrassment, sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse, discrimination, violence and other harmful experiences. Trauma is often life altering, but it can be treated and explored through many approaches. Dave has experience helping individuals through trauma, and approaches his clients with understanding and respect, honouring their specific needs.
Addiction is the compulsive use of substances or experiences - be it drugs, alcohol, gambling, or behavioural patterns. Dave worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor at AADAC for 5 years and acquired a broad understanding of this area. It is very possible to get beyond addiction and change your life.
Dave offers support surrounding:
- Work issues
- Spiritual questions
- Boundary issues
- Men’s issues
Looking for some immediate insight? Dave gives his readers the opportunity to 'Ask Dave' and submit their pressing situational, emotional, and philosophical questions.