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Making A Difference
The most straightforward way to introduce Dr Barbara Louw is to say that she is passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of people. As an experienced Traumatologist and Pastoral Counsellor she enables her clients to put trauma behind them and to grow towards wellness. After dealing with the initial crisis and trauma, she adds value to her clients’ lives by being available to coach them to wholeness.
Her academic background is diverse and well is expressed in public speaking engagements and community-friendly workshops. She shares practical and theoretical knowledge by offering continuous professional development training as well as formal academic training.
The value of individual counselling and coaching sessions are enhanced by regular motivational posts and engagements on social media. These messages are aimed at inspiring wellness and wholeness. Since most of her clients are professionals for whom confidentiality is very important, she personally schedules her appointments. No middle person. No waiting in any queue. She takes the time to listen to your unique story and will help you to find your own options and strategies to get through the problem saturated situations.
Dr Barbara is down-to-earth and easy to relate to because she approaches people in a compassionate and optimistic way. As an experienced counsellor, she explains to her clients how she can help by giving you a basic “road map” to her approach. She helps you to find hope and gently encourages you to grow towards healing and wholeness.
As a consultant to your company she offers ad hoc and retainer-based solutions focused advice, training and trauma relief facilitation. Her approach in the corporate environment is based on timeous assistance and intervention, followed by appropriate professional intervention.
For other professionals she offers supervision, coaching and mentoring. These contract-based services are available for managers, business owners and selected students.
In order to ensure continued ethical practice and quality service provision, Dr Barbara is registered as a professional Pastoral Counsellor with ACRP and CPSC; and a professional Employee Assistance Practitioner, with EAPA-SA.
Going for counselling can be a daunting prospect, especially when you are sitting in a problem-saturated situation. My clients often start the conversation with stating that they “don’t even know where to start”.
The good news is that there is go correct or wrong place to start our conversation. The fact that you made your appointment is already a leap in the right direction. Coming to get guidance, support or counselling takes courage and determination to become well.
In the centre of the diagram is the crisis point where you experience unwellness is as an uncomfortable or even unbearable burden. Each client has a unique perception of his or her crisis point. This crisis point can be the result of a single overwhelming incident or a series of traumatic experiences.
My Wholistic Wellness Coaching Model allow us to work towards solutions on the different levels where the unwellness manifests. Some clients need guidance in one or two areas, while others’ steadily build wellness in every area.
The good news is that you can become whole and well. Counselling and coaching is not a one size-fits-all approach, but this model gives you the opportunity to assess where you are at a moment in your life and then plan which areas need healing, breakthroughs and enhancement.
When you make an appointment, you get the forms before your appointment and this diagram gives you clear indication of the goals in the coaching process. No more uncertainty of where to start.
The coaching model allows you to work with your exceptional story; set you unique solutions focused goals in order to achieve greater wellbeing – after each session.
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