Karen van Zyl, Lynnwood Manor
081 336 3828
The Pretoria Centre services the entire Pretoria and surroundings through to Midrand and is headed up by Karen. Apart from being a highly experienced anger management consultant and a counsellor, she is also a professional facilitator in Imago Relationship Therapy.
Karen van Zyl has owned and operated the Pretoria branch in Lynnwood Manor since January 2011. She is well aware of the pressure and stress faced by many people juggling careers, relationships, financial responsibilities and family commitments. It is her passion to empower people to live happier, healthier and more balanced lives. She believes that facing personal challenges, growing as people and becoming more self-aware and mindful are some of the most rewarding things we can do in life. She enjoys the outdoors, running, cooking and hiking in her spare time.
Karen started her career 30 years ago in the travel industry. The majority of her corporate life was spent in the sales environment. She has over 10 years lay counselling experience including telephone, face-to-face, trauma debriefing and rape crisis intervention. She has completed Practitioner training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and has a Diploma in Counselling and Communication from the South African College of Applied Psychology.
Pretoria offers an effective, personalised, structured, practical programme. Their aim is to give you some insight into your anger, stress and emotions, to sort out or clarify some of the issues you are dealing with, support you and provide some practical tools for you to use in your daily life. The methodology is based on the British Association of Anger Management (BAAM) programme and is tried and tested. Some counselling and coaching are also provided if necessary, to support you.
The Complete Programme includes:
• Understanding what anger and emotions are and how they can lead to conflict.
• Learning to recognise your triggers and how the emotional cycle works.
• Understanding the Pressure cooker concept and learning to be more assertive.
• Mastering the Old brain vs. the New Brain.
• Using Awareness to stay in control, prevent damage and combat stress.
• The 12 tools to manage emotions and boundary setting.
The Essentials Programme can be done in about 4 hours - this focuses on some of the essential tools. You could start with the essentials and then decide if you would like to continue and complete the programme. Ideally you would attend a session per week or fortnightly.
Employee Packages are available and workshops or talks on emotional management can be arranged.
Appointments can be made between 8am and 5pm on weekdays. After hours appointments are by arrangement and are subject to a surcharge.