I work in private practice as a counsellor, coach and TRE practitioner. I specialise in personal growth, self-esteem, trauma, adversity, and transition. I believe that I combine authenticity, compassion, patience, a practical mind and sense of humour to offer clients a safe and effective environment in which to explore themselves and reach their potential.
- At a transition point in your life and looking for direction and clarity?
- Wanting to overcome adversity or life changing circumstances? (this ranges from bereavement, divorce, rape and trauma, to issues in your workplace)
- Someone who has simply lost touch with who you are, and wish to deepen your understanding and love of yourself?
- Looking for a revolutionary stress release tool?
- Stuck and unable to move forward and looking for motivation and direction?
- Wanting to improve your self esteem
Who am I?
I am a counsellor and coach working in private practice in Claremont, Cape Town. I specialise in personal growth, self-esteem, trauma, adversity, and transition.
I also offer group and individual sessions of TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises)
I predominantly use the philosophy of the Solution-Focused Brief Approach. This facilitates change and improvement by focusing on your preferred future rather than analysing problems and difficulties. My role is to raise your awareness and self-knowledge, identify your strengths and resources, amplify what is already working in your life, assist you to see things differently and help you develop new approaches. I respect that you alone are the expert on your life and circumstances, and together we will focus on the steps that will help you achieve your preferred future.
I believe that I combine authenticity, compassion, patience, a practical mind and a sense of humour to offer clients a safe and effective environment in which to explore themselves and reach their potential.
I offer face to face, Skype and/or telephonic sessions. Each coaching session is an hour long and there is no requirement to commit to a pre-determined number of sessions.
During my eight months with Lynne I have come to know and understand myself better – what motivates me, what challenges me and what areas of my life I am least content with. Lynne has a very inviting style which encourages you to explore more about what you think, feel and do; and the motives which underlie these thoughts, feelings and actions. I initially approached Lynne to assist me to navigate a difficult transition which affected both my work and personal life. I can honestly say that solutions which were explored during these sessions enabled me to optimise this time as a learning opportunity. I realise now that coaching gave me the gift not only of a greater appreciation for who I am at my core….but also a greater sensitivity towards what I need in order to continue to make a meaningful contribution to the causes which I am passionate about.
I have benefited a great deal from doing TRE® with Lynne. I first did a few private sessions and have since joined an ongoing TRE® group. The group sessions are wonderful in that they are more affordable and you are with other people with whom you can share briefly at the beginning and end of each session. It has helped me to maintain the practice of TRE® which I may otherwise not get around to. TRE® really helps take the edge off my stress, which is priceless! Having Lynne’s support is really wonderful, too – I so enjoy her gentle, listening and non-judgemental approach.
The opportunity to talk to Lynne was an all-round positive experience, not once did I feel that my opinion, concerns or point of view were taken lightly, her ability to uplift me or get me to interrogate my own thoughts and ultimately understand the reasons for my concerns was remarkable, this understanding allowed me to in many cases find my own solutions to my problems. She has also given me the strength to be ‘True to Me’ which I realised I was not being.
I was blown away by how effective my life coaching experience was with Lynne. I came into the session with one goal which I felt was going to be impossible to achieve and after just 2 sessions Lynne helped me realise concrete results that have changed my life forever! She is genuinely warm, intuitive, and a great listener. She really got where I was coming from right off the bat, and with such ease, which is extremely difficult to do in the first 20 minutes of meeting someone. Her compassion and sincerity is combined with a clear head and objective approach. Her time management skills and ability to stay true to the session goal is accomplished with an outstanding expertise, while still being caring. This is a feat which I have never before experienced. As soon as my financial situation has improved I will definitely be signing up again for a longer time period. Thank you Lynne!
Karen Johnson – the elated vegan.