Jeff has walked at least a part of the journey of every person or family who is struggling with addiction, or is now on the road less travelled – Recovery Rd. Jeff often uses the “travel agent” metaphor – That is, he will provide you with the maps and directions, but essentially, it is your journey towards your chosen destination.
Butt Kickers offer a unique approach to quitting one of the most challenging addictions. By the end of the 4 week program, you will be more confidence for when you are ready to quit. You will also have a much clearer sense of your identity and purpose. Our hope is that you will not only quit smoking, but also discover the meaning of life....for you.
It is imperative that every counsellor has a supervisor to help them to examine their clinical practice and effectiveness. Jeff decided to become an accredited supervisor, having often been dissatisfied with the level of professional mentoring he has received over many years. Jeff will make an effort to understand your preferred learning style, how you work in the professional contexts, where you are situated developmentally, as well as what you want and need at this time of your career (Pelling & Armstrong, 2017).
Can’t talk to your partner? Jeff offers a safe, discrete environment where you can be mentored with healthier communication and ways of coping. Relationships can be very rewarding but also extremely complex, confusing and confronting. Counselling men in relationships requires experience....Jeff brings to counselling his personal experience and recovery from - depression, anxiety, death, divorce, marriage, issues with intimacy and sex, drugs, alcohol, gambling.
Jeff brings years of experience supporting and working with people from the LGBTQ community. He understands the unique challenges that can prevent individuals from moving forward - rejection by friends and family, societal oppression, confusion with gender roles and expectations, mental health and higher rates of suicide. Jeff offers a safe, inclusive space to create positive outcomes for you and your family.
ACT-NOW-GC utilises a practical, goal-driven model, which emphasises clear, concise, realistic goal negotiations. The counselling approach assumes that all people have some knowledge of what would make their life better; that everyone who reaches out for help, already has at least the minimal skills necessary to create solutions.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
This approach is based on the practical use of mindfulness, hopes, dreams, values and goals. The aim of ACT is to maximise the potential for a rich and meaningful life; to cultivate health, vitality and well-being through authentic values-based living (Russ Harris).
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a form of evidence-based psychotherapy that emphasises the importance of how out thoughts (cognitions) play a significant role in how we feel and act. The approach infers that there is a causal relationship between our thinking and our feelings and behaviours. It is therefore possible, to change the way we think in order to feel and behave in ways that are comfortable, accepting and appropriate…….even if the situation has not changed.