My name is Danica Freimond (pictured on the right with my husband Sean). I am a registered social worker with a passion to leave people better than I found them. I work from the person-centred approach. This means that during our counselling process I trust in your innate ability (known as the actualising tendency) to find fulfillment in your personal potential. I place a high value on you as a person in all aspects of your humanity.
I firmly believe that just because a mental health problem cannot be seen, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Mental health should carry the exact same weight as a broken leg; you wouldn’t walk around on a broken leg, don’t walk around with untreated mental health problems
Through the person-centred approach, I facilitate a process where you feel heard, understood and accepted. This process enables you to reconnect with yourself and find a way to move forward. Overall I have a keen interest in individual counselling, mental health, life skills, relationship counselling, trauma resolution, and post-traumatic growth.
Avah Henn, the practice name, is Hebrew and translates to love, grace and unmerited favour. My aim is that you will experience unconditional positive regard, love, grace and unmerited favour when entering my practice. I feel that this quote from Carl Rogers sums up what I would like to achieve during the counselling process: “When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, ‘Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it’s like to be me’”.
For more information on the services I offer please visit my website at www.avahhenn.co.za
Practice Number: 089 000 0721220