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I provide counselling and consulting services to people and organizations looking for help in relating to difficulties in their lives, in a way that is respectful, fresh and hopeful. My approach is warm, non-judgmental, curious, informed by life experience and uses research-based understandings of human functioning. I also consider individuals’ experiences in connection to their relationships and the broader systems that influence and shape our lives. In the counselling environment, our thoughts, emotions and bodies are powerful places to listen to and find guidance and healing. Our problems exist in the contexts of our lives; not only in the thoughts that we think or the feelings that we feel. Counselling is a place to bring attention to your very personal self, while being mindful that we think, feel and act as we are influenced by the relationships and culture(s) in which we live. Together we get can get a better understanding of the things that are causing you stress as well as the passions, values and dreams that have kept you going, and maybe, are calling you towards.
Fireweed Counselling is an approach to counselling that balances seeing each person as unique while acknowledging that many experiences are shared amongst groups of people. Anneka regards each person as worthy of dignity, hopefulness, tailored-care and genuine connection. Anneka understands that each person comes with the context of their life experiences and the environmental factors in which they live. Anneka holds space for people and the realities of their lives, their skills, and their right and capacity for self-determination and innate ability to heal.