I am Renee McDonald, the Director and Counsellor of Butterfly Courage. If you have a relationship or life problem, I can help.
Butterfly Courage offers:
- Coaching Services
- Relationship Education Workshops
- Clinical Supervision Groups
- Sharing Circle Groups
I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am not a practicing psychologist. The main difference is that I work with people on their life problems and issues. Psychologists assist with mental health problems and look at a client from a more healthcare and medical model. I perceive my counselling and psychotherapy as being a more holistic and heartfelt approach to life.
Rapport means a great deal in counselling and the helping professions. I offer warmth, compassion, care and life experience. I am not somebody who has just had life experience out of a book.
Generally, the aim of counselling is to develop insight. It empowers people with their life choices. The counselling offered by me is a low cost, professional counselling service for a large range of difficulties or problems. All counselling with me takes place in a supportive, compassionate and non-threatening environment.
I have experience with assisting all manner of clientele.
Some of the problems I work with include:
Couples and Family Therapy
Depression & anxiety
Performance coaching & counselling
Communication & interpersonal skills
Grief, loss and bereavement
Balancing work & family
Counselling for children
Cross cultural counselling
Recruitment & staffing problems
Ethical issues for counsellors and welfare workers