From Willem Odendaal and Karen Fourie

We came to Melanie for pre-marriage counselling. We are engaged and are getting married next February 2022.

Our meetings took place in a lovely warm homely environment at her house. We could see her passion for what she is doing and that she is doing counselling from a point of love just wanting to make things better than what they are at the moment, her contribution of making this world a better place. We could see that she is someone who has the ability to tell you the truth and she is not scared to do it, she is not someone who is going to tell you what you want to hear. But this she does in a soft way, and then she is making suggestions of what is going to be required for you to change things around, but also in the process strengthen and build your self-esteem. She highlighted certain events in our lives that were not healthy and showed us the ability to confront it. She has metaphorically and sometimes with role play shown us how to improve our communication and being able to see each other's point of view. She highlighted that in effective communication, it's important that you say “I hear you.” and “What I hear you saying is … ” “I respect that.” “How does that make you feel?” And “I respect what I hear you saying, We learned to confirm and understand the spoken information. She explained the importance of listening to your partner and asking questions. We experienced Melanie as trustworthy, showing empathy in every situation. She was punctual, always on time. She kept her sessions into reasonable timelines. Her counseling was a collaborative effort between her as the counselor and us as the clients. She helped us to identify goals and potential solutions to problems which we may or may not have known at that point in time. She taught us to seek to improve our communication and coping skills; and promoted behavior change.

The journey with Melanie definitely was a lovely positive experience and I am convinced that our paths will cross again shortly.

Spiritual Coaching
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2021-12-04T14:51:06+02:00
From Willem Odendaal and Karen Fourie We came to Melanie for pre-marriage counselling. We are engaged and are getting married next February 2022. Our meetings took place in a lovely warm homely environment at her house. We could see her passion for what she is doing and that she is doing counselling from a point of love just wanting to make things better than what they are at the moment, her contribution of making this world a better place. We could see that she is someone who has the ability to tell you the truth and she is not scared to do it, she is not someone who is going to tell you what you want to hear. But this she does in a soft way, and then she is making suggestions of what is going to be required for you to change things around, but also in the process strengthen and build your self-esteem. She highlighted certain events in our lives that were not healthy and showed us the ability to confront it. She has metaphorically and sometimes with role play shown us how to improve our communication and being able to see each other's point of view. She highlighted that in effective communication, it's important that you say “I hear you.” and “What I hear you saying is … ” “I respect that.” “How does that make you feel?” And “I respect what I hear you saying, We learned to confirm and understand the spoken information. She explained the importance of listening to your partner and asking questions. We experienced Melanie as trustworthy, showing empathy in every situation. She was punctual, always on time. She kept her sessions into reasonable timelines. Her counseling was a collaborative effort between her as the counselor and us as the clients. She...