About Me

Hello, I'm Helen Williams - editor and facilitator of Authentic Self.com.

Helen Williams Lifeworks Dubai

Originally from clean, green New Zealand, I now very happily live and work in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

My life's robust experiences created a strong interest in relationships and human development, in understanding the psychology of grief and loss, and of the lifelong search toward authenticity, purpose and meaning.

My own personal journey towards uncovering, unmasking and knowing my authentic self led to me to study Transactional Analysis, Counseling Practice, Gestalt Psychotherapy, and to create small group work in personal development, as well as a life time of reading and research.

Living for some years in a meditation and retreat center, working there as a counselor and a teacher of yoga and meditation, has had a marked impact on my way of being and further fueled my desire for authenticity.

Throughout my adult life I have worked almost continuously as a counselor and teacher of groups involved in the search for authenticity, purpose and meaning. I am continuously renewing my commitment to this search through regular participation in supervision and learning.

After many years of raising a family of four, now grown children, Be Authentic© is a notion whose time has arrived!

Frequent travel has become a large part of my life today, and I have been blessed to be able to live and work abroad in some amazing countries where I have particularly enjoyed the focus of group work in expat communities.

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it will direct your life and you will call it fate ~
Carl Jung

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