Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment.
The term can mean different things to different people, but in general, it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
A counsellor is not there to sit you down and tell you what to do. Instead, they will encourage you to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking.
The counsellor may then look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues, or help you to find ways of coping.
Neriza Keet is a passionate and goal-orientated individual. She obtained her BPsych degree at the Midrand Graduate Institute (now trading as Pearson).
Whilst completing her studies she did her internship at a variety of placements such as: Headway, Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, Teddy Bear clinic, Khula Clinic and the Victim empowerment centre. She also did volunteer work at Brainlife and Mett Centre.
Her experience still continues and varies vastly from a school environment, corporate setting to drug rehabilitation centre. Currently she has moved her practice from Centurion to the East Rand and is also lecturing at a private institute.
She is passionate in working with Trauma, Families and Children. She also enjoys acting in the first line of defence of mental health care and to keep developing herself academically.