It’s good to talk
MA Psychotherapy, PGDip Counselling Psychology
BACP & SAC Registered Counsellor · Certified Mediator · Systemic Coach
Are there thoughts and behaviours that might be holding you back from being in a better place? Life seems rather short to feel unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. Ideally, I can help you realise alternative ways to address the issues that might be standing in the way of your preferred outcome. I’m happy to listen.
Counselling is talking to a professional listening stranger. A counsellor will help you think things through and explore ways to adapt thoughts and behaviour. A counsellor adheres to a strict code of ethical conduct, acts in confidence, does not judge and accepts you for who you are.
“It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”
Epictetus, 50–135 CE
Solution-focussed, person-centred approach
Helping change, thinking through
Reflecting on life and realising your potential
Feeling content in life and at the same time accepting things where change is beyond our control is a goal not always easy to achieve. My aim is to show you the tools and techniques to realise a more balanced life. Finding ways to deal with potentially untoward situations that many will encounter at some stage in life, is core of the work.
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of an event we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. The sessions focus on being kind to yourself and managing transitions in your life. As there is no single way forward, you will realise your power of choice over reacting to life events.
Coaching your career
Is it decision-making time and you are still torn: “Should I stay or should I go?” As an expat, could you and your family benefit from support on how to adapt to new cultures, settle in, and maximise on what your new host country uniquely has to offer? Systemic coaching will help inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. I can assist you in taking more control with proven tools and techniques to realise your goals.
Helping you to reframe, reimagine and realise
I am a qualified professional with a Master of Arts in psychotherapy and a postgraduate diploma in counselling psychology. I work with individuals in private practice who would like to make impacting life changes. With a person-centred approach, I believe that everyone is the expert in their own life. In line with global migration, I facilitate intercultural workshops in a university setting and provide counselling for overseas students. In addition, I am a network partner of XPotential training academy focussing on managing change and developing personal skills.
Used to moving house frequently, I have worked and lived in six countries in Asia and Europe. Hence, I am aware of the opportunities and challenges an internationally mobile life brings. With eight years spent in the Philippines and Singapore, I have developed an in-depth understanding of Eastern cultural traits. Of Anglo-German descent, I am bilingual in both English and German. Depending on your preference sessions can be held in either language face-to-face or remotely.
Aiding quality assurance, I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP 375121) and a provisional clinical member of the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC D0242) and adhere to their code of ethics. In addition, I am a trained Certified Mediator as stipulated by the Federal Mediation Act (MediationsG) and hold a certificate in Systemic Coaching.
Helping children, adolescents and young adults with learning difficulties, lower IQs and autism spectrum disorders is very close to my heart and core of my ongoing voluntary and independent contracted work. After eight years in South East Asia, Wiesbaden in the centre of the Rhine-Main area of Germany is currently where I practise.
I’m happy to listen.
Marc Venner is available by email email@example.com or call
+49 177 8628059 (mobile) alternatively +852 8120 8418 (landline).
Registered office: realise Coaching & Counselling Limited, 12F, Henley Building, 5 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong · Company no. 1370919