Counselling Therapy & Well-Being Retreats
Welcome to The Nurturing, an online counselling service for clients worldwide and in-person in Victoria BC. My name is Carolann Gneist and my intention is to offer you help and support through talk therapy, mindfulness practise and psycho-education.
Why work with Carolann?
I have spent many years exploring for myself the causes of mental and emotional suffering and have studied broadly in this field. I have come to understand that it is not so much our problems and difficulties which bring us down, but the way we feel about them.
You may enter therapy wanting and needing to be fixed, but this view can be part of the problem. It can be helpful to begin to see yourself as stuck, not broken. You may be anxious, angry, depressed, addicted, confused, lost and in pain, and in therapy you will learn to to relate to these as symptoms to be explored rather than things that define you and thus cause you to suffer.
As your therapist my role is to help you connect to what you feel and to understand why you feel that way and why you do what you do. I can help you find your answers, and the inner resources you need to help yourself in the future.
I can give you an understanding of the science of the brain, and how stress management is at the heart of living well, and I can point you to many ways that you might find better health and well being for yourself.
Most importantly though, it is the relationship that you have with yourself that makes all the difference, and I can be there to help you with this.
‘I started seeing Carolann about 2 years ago to work through some issues I was having in my personal life. Her approach, her amazing ability to listen without judgment, her inmensurable kindness and advice have seen me pull through and face my demons without the fear I always had. Carolann is, in a word, amazing and I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone seeking help’
‘My time in counselling with Carolann was a rich journey of huge depth and self exploration for me spanning a few years. Through her professional and natural ability to offer and hold the therapeutic space for me with whatever I brought to the sessions, I experienced a genuine acceptance and understanding in all of my being, inviting me to enter into a process of deep self healing’
‘From a woman who has tried and tested some of the UK’s leading therapists…….. You are simply fantastic!’
Michelle Zelli – Executive and Personal Coach