Dr Joan Collett Counselling Somerset West

My Approach to Counselling

Dr Joan Collett My approach to counselling

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My Client Philosophy: Empowering the Self

The most basic tenet of my client philosophy is that you, as my patient, are most important. Moreover, my therapeutic practices are fuelled by the awareness that each and every person is unique, as is their experience of living with anorexia or bulimia, an addiction or relationship problems.

Taking physical, psychological, spiritual and social factors into consideration, I provide individualised, one-on-one conversations with those who seek my assistance. My counselling is focused on allowing you to empower yourself in the face of crippling illness or circumstances, and promote healing – a continuous process of growth and self-awareness. This is achieved through:

  • Developing new perspectives
  • Supporting clients in making better choices
  • Considering lives in context – that is, the totality of a client’s lived experience without isolating their personhood to the realm of their problem
  • Encouraging self-love and forgiveness

As a counsellor, I promise to:

  • Pay attention to detail
  • Provide uncompromising care and commitment
  • Ensure my availability (before, during, and long after therapy)
  • Be ethical and maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Pledge my unyielding commitment to your journey of healing


Joan Collett - Counselling Somerset West

Dr Joan Collett, Registered Counsellor, Somerset West.

Joan has extensive experience, training and qualifications in narrative counselling and her specialist knowledge is based on more than a decade of research and counselling.

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  Dr Joan Collett

10 Radloff Road, Somerset West,
Western Cape - 7130.

082 531 9270
021 851 3166