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About Avah Henn
Avah Henn, the practice name, is Hebrew and translates to love, grace and unmerited favour. My aim is that you will experience unconditional positive regard, love, grace and unmerited favour when entering my practice.
I feel that this quote from Carl Rogers sums up what I would like to achieve during the counselling process: “When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, “Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it’s like to be me”.
My name is Danica Freimond (pictured on the right with my husband Sean). I am a registered social worker with a passion to leave people better than I found them. I work from the person-centred approach. This means that during our counselling process I trust in your innate ability (known as the actualising tendency) to find fulfilment in your personal potential. I place a high value on you as a person in all aspects of your humanity. Through the person-centred approach, I facilitate a process where you feel heard, understood and accepted. This process enables you to reconnect with yourself and find your own way to move forward. Overall I have a keen interest in individual counselling, mental health, life skills, relationship counselling, trauma resolution, and post-traumatic growth.
Just because a mental health problem cannot be seen, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Mental health should carry the exact same weight as a broken leg; you wouldn’t walk around on a broken leg, don’t walk around with untreated mental health problems
Servies that are offered
Working from the person the person-centred approach means that our session is guided by what you bring to the table, what your concerns etc are. The goal is to achieve a psychosocial balance–this means that your innate ability to change and grow is enhanced within your normal function which is affected by the world we live in, i.e. social environment, work, family, etc. It’s if no use that your fine in the session but not able to function effectively outside of the safe counselling space. The practice name, Avah Henn, is Hebrew, and means love, grace and unmerited favour–this is the environment I hope to facilitate during the counselling process.
My session are either charged through your medical aid or is on a cash rate starting from R490 an hour.
I centre individual counselling around the two of us in the session. What you can expect from me is an unbiased, open, genuine and authentic therapist eager to walk a journey with you to learn more about yourself and discover your innate abilities to grow and change.
Key questions to ask yourself:
What do you expect from counselling?
Why are you here?
What do you want?
What do you hope to leave with?
How is what you are currently doing working for you?
What aspects of yourself or your life situation would you most like to change?
Debriefing and trauma Counselling
Complementing the above are the TIR and LSR techniques
TIR is a rapid (compared to traditional therapy) method of effectively reducing traumatic stress from emotionally and/or physically painful events in the past. It involves re-experiencing past traumas in a completely safe environment, free of distractions, judgments, or interpretations. Any severe and shocking event can be addressed, including accidents, injuries, childhood traumas, violent crime, or any sort of loss. In addition, unwanted persistent feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes and pains can be addressed, even if you have no immediate memory of traumatic incidents connected to that feeling. If you are interested in TIR, book a session with me where we discuss the method and then we book a follow-up appointment during which the technique is used.