Charlie's philosophy to coaching and guiding youth is based on her knowledge and personal experience of the connection between the mind, body and soul in finding solutions to problems. Working on the basis that empowerment comes from self worth as a result of self understanding and acceptance she leads clients to analyse, reflect and question themselves to a deeper awareness of who they are and what they want.
Charlie doesn't approach her practice with the idea that children are broken and need to be fixed and steers away from making children feel like they are being analyzed, scrutinised and judged to find a problem. She creates an environment which is about self discovery and questioning behaviours, values, hopes and goals to create positive change. With this approach kids are proud and empowered by the work they are doing and approach it with confidence creating the perfect climate for growth and change. Charlie calls herself a coach and mentor and creates a relaxed environment working out of a beautiful and natural space which is not intimidating or clinical.
Charlie can bring in her training as a personal fitness trainer, life coach and psychotherapist in training into her sessions and finds she achieves the best results when there is a combination of work on the mind, body and soul.
Sessions are generally not programmed or structured but flow organically based on the client and where they are at in each session. A session could include talk therapy, body psychotherapy, visualization, creative writing or fitness. It is possible a session could start with a conversation about anger and it result in the boxing gloves coming out to physically remove that anger from the body to examine and continue the discussion again. Or the anxiety of a school test could turn into a session lying down and going through a meditation, visualization or just listening to the body to find the real source of the anxiety.
The key to Charlie's success in coaching youth is her approach and ability to connect. Through her love of youth and optimism of this new generation she easily gains their trust to get them to open up and lead them to find solutions to a myriad of problems.
Having completed all the requirements to become a registered psychotherapist Charlie is currently waiting for her RP (qualifying) designation from CRPO which she anticipates receiving by June/July 2017.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost $95 +hst.*
* Sliding fee scale available where needed - it's important for our kids today and I don't want money to be the inhibitor.