The therapeutic alliance, or the relationship that a client has with their counsellor, is a huge factor in determining how well therapy goes. Basically what that means is that you and I need to “click” so that you trust me enough to open up to me and try some of the things I suggest.
So here’s a little bit about me:
I’m pretty darn bubbly. I’m gonna greet you with a really big smile on my face and get excited when you tell me good news. But I also know how to meet you in the difficult moments and not disregard the pain that you may be feeling.
I’m huge nerd and really like research and theory. I always have (at least) one book on the go and if we work together, I’ll end up sharing some facts and data with you, if I think it will help you heal. I also attend a few in-person counselling trainings a year to make sure that I am staying current on counselling theory and how I can help you best.
I’m very goal focussed. I thrive and feel purpose when I am working towards a goal or helping you work towards yours.
I love connecting with people at a real, deep level. I want to know what makes you tick, fills you with purpose or makes you cry. Feeling deeply connected to people is probably my favourite feeling in the world.
I'm one of those people who really adores mornings! Ask me to do something at 9PM and I'm probably already asleep but ask me to get up at the crack of dawn and take part in a morning workout and I'll be the first one there. If you also happen to be a morning person, you can probably (very easily) convince me to do an early morning session if that works well for your schedule.
Lastly, I am a geek when it comes to personal growth. I love taking a good hard look at myself and understanding who I am and why I am this way. I am always pushing myself to grow and become a healthier, more informed person, even when it makes me uncomfortable.
People are so nuanced, multi-faceted and complex, so I know there’s no way this has given you a complete picture of who I am, but I hope this gives you a bit of a sense of who Cecile is! If you need to know anything about me to feel more comfortable working with me, don’t hesitate to ask!