Dr Chantal Hofstee is one of New Zealand’s leading Psychologists and Mindfulness teachers. She is on a mission to help people take control of their stress. She teaches research-based Mindfulness techniques, which don’t require a formal meditation practice but can be used on the go, yet they have been called ‘enlightening’ and ‘gently life changing’.

How Can a Psychologist/Counsellor Help?

  • Feeling unsatisfied with life?
  • Stuck in a negative pattern?
  • Wish your relationships were more fulfilling?
  • Want to make changes but don’t know how?

We often want to make changes but don’t know how. We often make changes, but over time old habits take over again. When self help books and new year’s resolutions just don’t do the trick, working with a psychologist can help.

Insight

All behaviours have an origin and a starting point. They also have a purpose and are reinforced in some way – otherwise they would not exist. Working with a psychologists leads to personal insights into these aspects of behaviour you want to change. This will naturally change your relationship with the behaviour and prepare you for making lasting changes.

Strategies for Change

The next step is learning strategies for changing the behaviour. What strategies are best suited depends on your personality, the roots and characteristics of the behaviour and what strategies are most effective for changing that particular behaviour according to research.

Practice

Change does not come from talking alone. Research shows that we need to make practical changes and practice new behaviour for lasting change to occur. A psychologist will guide and coach you in doing this.

Who can work with a psychologist/counsellor?

Anyone can improve their wellbeing and that of their family by working with a psychologist or counsellor.

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