What are your Best Hopes from our talking together?
Hello and welcome!
I invite you to consider a counselling approach that offers you a way back into hope, to tap into your resilience and create your desired life. At times life can be challenging and I hope to walk alongside you as you consider what you would like to have happening in your life instead of the issues that brought you to counselling. While we cannot change the past, we can learn from this to move forward in a more useful way. Exploring times your desired life might have happened before can provide clues to bringing this about again. Instead of focusing solely on the problem, we identify your outcome of resolving this and then together work towards your Preferred Future becoming your reality.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Supervisor I hold a Psychology degree with Honours and a Masters in Counselling from Murdoch University, and have been working with clients for over 10 years. After working from other counselling approaches over the years, I rediscovered the empowering approach of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) for creating change for people in a respectful and inspiring way, and that could fit into the busy lives for those who cannot afford to spend months in counselling. I hope to support my clients to get back into living their lives as their best selves.
It’s not about solving your problem, it’s about inspiring your heart to move towards what is desired becoming reality.
– Elliott Connie
You are invited to consider what you hope to achieve from your session, your Best Hopes, and to have a conversation about what you would like to have more of in your life instead of the problem. Resilience is built by considering how you have kept going so far, and what you have learnt from your past experiences. Focusing more on what you would like your future to look like, your Preferred Future, can build your confidence and help you notice opportunities for bringing this about more intentionally. By clearly describing the kind of person we would like to be we can be pleased to discover, that there are already times that we are this version of ourselves.
Together with your partner, you will be invited to consider the kind of relationship you want to create. A relationship that would be most supportive for the person you are to best meet your needs in life moving forward. Rather than exploring what has contributed to the current problem, focus and energy is given to times in the past that your relationship was more like you would like it to be, and what you both did to contribute to this. You will be invited to consider the kind of partner you would like to be to best nurture and maintain your desired relationship. Look out for opportunities to water the flowers instead of the weeds in your garden of love.
WA SFBT Interest Group
Connect with a growing network of encouraging and passionate Solution Focused (SF) Mental Health Practitioners in WA and beyond! If you are a SF practitioner or are interested to learn more about how SFBT can build resilience for your clients and vicarious resilience for yourself as a practitioner, please join us for our free bi-monthly WA SFBT Interest Group (WASFIG) meetings. We meet via Zoom on Saturday mornings 9:30am-11:30am (WA Time) starting in February.
WASFIG Co-Coordinators Kerry Drummond and Steve Runciman also provide SFBT training workshops and SF Skills Practice and Supervision Groups in person and online. Please contact Kerry for more information.
Please complete the contact form with your enquires and what you hope to achieve from your session.