Elaine is a very calm, warm and empathic counsellor who is passionate about helping her clients clarify the issues that are affecting their sense of happiness and supporting them to make the changes that they desire. She works at a pace that is comfortable to the client and tailors her approach depending on individual preferences, personality types and desired outcomes.
Elaine works with both individuals and couples in her Adelaide practice who present with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, stress, depression, anger issues, communication difficulties, relationship and sexual problems, infidelity, parenting problems and much more.
She has a special interest in working with couples, in new or long-standing relationships. Elaine gently brings awareness to any destructive patterns and habits that may have formed over a long period of time, or may have been brought from previous relationships and childhood experiences. Her skill is in seeing the things that may be difficult to see from the inside and helping people, without judgement or pressure, to find a way forward that honours the needs of both partners.
She uses a humanistic, person-centred approach in her practice including Gestalt therapy and mindfulness techniques. She works with clients in a creative and open way that ensures it is a joint process that seeks to empower and bring confidence to everyone involved. She is naturally skilled in hearing her client’s unique perspective and understanding and bringing to light the ways people are thinking, feeling and behaving and how this is affecting their interactions and personal sense of wellbeing. She is experienced in teaching and supporting people to communicate in healthy, honest and respectful ways that greatly improve their relationships.