Dr Barbara Louw

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Will my session be confidential?

Yes, confidentiality is of the utmost importance. From my side, this topic is addressed in detail in my Professional Service…

Yes, confidentiality is of the utmost importance. From my side, this topic is addressed in detail in my Professional Service Agreement that we sign before starting any consultation. However, I don't have control over what you share with your friends/family and on social media.

Read my Confidentiality agreement at Client confidentiality.

 

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What is Dr Barbara Louw's worldview in a nutshell?

In this practice, we adhere to a Christian worldview. From this point of view, a Christ-follower needs to account for…

In this practice, we adhere to a Christian worldview. From this point of view, a Christ-follower needs to account for the way we interact with and assess the world in which we live. Worldviews serve the function of spectacles, helping a person to focus on the world around him in a meaningful way. Christianity does not belong to any specific grouping, because the gospel transcends language, denominations, time, culture, race and nationality.

The gospel message is uncomplicated and clear and should be accepted with childlike faith. However, every believer has a responsibility to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, a task that our Lord himself referred to as an issue of not only the heart but of the mind (Matthew 22:37 NIV). Dr Barbara is a keen advocate that everything must be integrated into a whole. A Christian worldview is one’s faith expression and a way of life, pertinent to all domains of life.

The main focus of Dr Barbara Louw's practice is on Christian Pastoral Counselling in the context of the following scripture: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will" (Romans 12:2 NIV).
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What is pastoral counselling?

Dr Barbara Louw is an ordained minister and spent many years doing Christian Pastoral Counselling. She uses a narrative pastoral…

Dr Barbara Louw is an ordained minister and spent many years doing Christian Pastoral Counselling.

She uses a narrative pastoral counselling approach with the understanding that the past and present experiences influence the future. This is a Christian counselling model that carries the unique promise of the hope and power of Christ. The present painful situation can be addressed with narrative pastoral crisis involvement and counselling where the problem-saturated stories are viewed from several perspectives. Emotions, such as anger, pain and hopelessness, will surface as the painful stories and humiliation are shared.

Pastoral counselling is directed towards the healing, sustaining, guiding, reconciling and nurturing of a client whose troubles and concerns arise in the context of daily interactions and ultimate means and concerns.

She also trains Christian Pastoral Counsellor through Kailo Training Institute.

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What is trauma counselling?

Trauma counselling helps individuals to better understand the specific painful concern they are experiencing, after a traumatic event. Dr Barbara…

Trauma counselling helps individuals to better understand the specific painful concern they are experiencing, after a traumatic event. Dr Barbara Louw helps you to deal with the crisis in the here-and-now of your specific situation, identify your strengths and to determine the directions you need to take to address the concern and to become well.

Trauma counselling facilitates a greater understanding of difficult emotions, relationships and behaviours, and increased the ability to manage and overcome the challenges related to the trauma. She understands that a traumatic event is never separate from your life story and other life events.

Although there are no guarantees of what you will experience, trauma counselling focuses on solutions to specific problems, better relationships, and significant reductions in feelings of distress.

Dr Barbara Louw authored and co-authored various books on the topic of TRAUMA in English and Afrikaans.

Who;ostic Wellness Model

One of the therapeutic tools that she utilises is the Wholist Wellness Coaching Model that formed part of her first PhD-study.

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What is personal counselling?

Personal counselling involves you and Dr Barbara Louw working together to achieve your goals for change. The counselling process can…

Personal counselling involves you and Dr Barbara Louw working together to achieve your goals for change. The counselling process can vary depending on your needs, personality and the particular concerns you bring forward.

The most important factors in the effectiveness of counselling are your honest and active engagement in the process and the value of the relationship where you feel understood. Dr Barbara uses a gentle and steady approach to encourage change, where necessary.

There is no problem too small or too large to address. You do not need to be in a crisis to benefit from personal counselling. If you sense that it might be helpful to confidentially explore and reflect on your situation or difficulties with someone trained in listening to and facilitating those reflections, then please make an appointment.

The in-person and online appointments will be facilitated on Aquilla Wellness Solution's online booking system.

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Who is Aquilla Wellness Solutions?

Aquilla Wellness Solutions is Dr Barbara Louw’s private practice in South Africa. This company was registered with CIPC to accommodate…

Aquilla Wellness Solutions is Dr Barbara Louw’s private practice in South Africa. This company was registered with CIPC to accommodate the contracts and agreements with corporate and private clients.

In-person and online appointments for counselling and/or consultation are made on this appointment system to ensure client confidentiality and a secure payment system. After you chose your appointment and made the payment all the necessary forms are sent to you to complete before attending the booked session.

The main benefit that our clients appreciate is that there is no go-between person when you want to make a booking.

Online sessions are booked on Zoom.

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Where I can buy Dr Barbara Louw's books?

The books authored by Dr Barbara Louw are published by Aquilla Advisors are available via the BluEagle electronic shop and…
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