Mark Peart, MNZAC, BA(Counselling), CCSW
For myself, being a counsellor is a huge privilege to be able to share in another's life. Rather than sit behind certificates and degrees, note pads and pens, I prefer to find a genuine connection. Utilising a pluralistic counselling approach, I draw on many different therapeutic modalities, but utilise the skill set, experience and qualities of the person I am working with to inform myself of what may be the best counselling skills to use. I believe everyone has their own particular answers and ways of healing and growth, everyone is unique.
All the counselling modalities I do draw upon are Humanistic approaches and are client driven, client focused and always at the pace of the client. Relationship could be considered one of the most important qualities to any counselling therapy and a quality that I place great importance on. Being genuine, congruent with real empathy is something I am always striving towards. Finally, intuition may be the most fundamental quality that binds all the above together to create a natural, safe, and healing environment that allows for positive change and growth.