My name is Enca Moniz, I am a qualified Counsellor with my own private practice and I have been in the counselling field for over 15 years. I’m a registered member of the BACP and I work under their ethical framework and guidelines. I integrate different therapy approaches but I mainly work with Relational, Psychodynamic and Person Centred Psychotherapy.
I am fully aware of how daunting it can be to take the the first step towards Therapy. Sharing your personal thoughts and feelings with someone you know very little about can also be difficult. I am hoping to give you a greater insight into what I do and what I can bring to your journey through Therapy.
There are times in our lives when we struggle with feelings related to loss, relationships, and trauma. Sometimes we may suffer from anxiety, depression or low self esteem. At times we are not aware of the specific problem but feel life is not working out as it should. We are stuck in a cycle and don’t know how to change the habitual pattern we have become accustomed to.
For many people who want to develop change, a process of ‘re-authoring’ their life can begin as a result of the stress they experience, rather than in spite of it. We begin to heal wounds and scars which engulf our lives. Learning how to communicate is a powerful healing tool. When we take the initial step to share parts of ourselves that we have buried, we enable ourselves to find our inner voice. Clients begin to stabilise and feel like a whole person. You can make changes in your life, develop positive meaningful relationships and explore your potential as a human being.
The relationship between the Therapist and the Client is fundamental to the working alliance. My cultural heritage has enriched me with knowledge and experiences which I feel are paramount when working with cultural difference and diversity. This is the work that inspires me. What a privilege it is to witness another’s experience and be in a position to perhaps help them make sense of it. I like practice that touches mind, body and soul.
Personal and Professional Development:
Personal and professional development is essential to continued good practice in therapy. It is so important for me as a therapist to continually assess and fulfil my own needs. This aids my own well being in order to provide a better service for my clients. Training allows me to understand the importance of keeping up to date with major issues; such as ethics and the law. It also addresses and challenges my own attitude towards race, culture, gender and age.