Our Philosophy

Become Your Authentic Self - Our Philosophy

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self...
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting."
— Aldous Huxley

Authentic - self.com is the culmination of a life time's lessons in living, learning, growing and changing and grew out of the need to provide some direction for the questions asked by hundreds of counseling clients over many years -

  • Who am I?
  • What is my identity?
  • What does it mean to be authentic?
  • Why is it such a struggle to just be myself?
  • Why is being who I really am such a difficult journey?

Our Philosophy -

That personal change and self development is not only possible, but the inevitable outcome of exploring, living, growing and reaching toward our authentic self.

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That each person comes to their authentic heart from many different walks of life, cultures, personal experiences, beliefs, and ways of being. That all experience is relative.

My intent is to enable and support participants towards personal growth and change on their individual pathway towards becoming their own authentic self, through the use of Be Authentic© course materials.

There is no 'one size fits all' and my endeavor is to construct a program that speaks to the heart of each individual present.

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As you take part in our courses and workshops, it is my duty of care to do all I can to enable you to implement choice and change in your life.
However, I also acknowledge that each individual arrives from a very different set of circumstances, with a very different agenda.

The final option must always rest with you and is dependent on your enthusiasm, understanding, ability and will to achieve and optimise your own authentic self.

The materials used in teaching Be Authentic© reflect an holistic approach, incorporating various learning styles and abilities, making them easily accessible. They offer a very clear pathway for seeking questions and answers to enable the release of our true potential.

As a vehicle for choice and change, I believe that participation in small groups of like-minded people greatly enhances our ability for self awareness.

Along with a supportive environment, the reflection of others enables clearer understanding, acceptance and integration of our own potential for authentic living.

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Helen was my counsellor when I was going through the toughest time in my life. I honestly believe I would not be where I am today without Helen's wisdom, guidance and unconditional love - which meant she would tell me exactly what I needed to hear whether I liked it or not!

Through our work I gained insight into who I was, why I was, and most importantly it started me on the path towards knowing my true self - which has served me well. I still have challenges but feel with the foundation laid by my work with Helen, I am more than equipped to deal with whatever life has in store for me.
Kate - New Zealand

Helen, you have given me excellent professional counseling. You have a way of seeing straight to the heart of things. Your conscious, sensitive, yet emotionally non indulgent style of enquiry helped me look at myself and my choices clearly. Your counsel is insightful, succinct, honest and practical.

This delivered for me immediate solutions and options to action at my own pace. You draw on a vast wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom and you are one of the few people I’ve met who walks her talk. I feel blessed.
Luciana - Australia

Helen, you have lovingly inspired me, reassured me, unconditionally loved me and guided me. I feel so humble, safe and very fortunate for the encouragement, counseling and support that you have willingly shared. How grateful we are for your teachings, your learning and your experiences. You are a truly gifted woman. An inspiration.

A tapestry is a creative and colourful story…
Your teachings are a tapestry.
A tapestry of self-awareness.
The colours are bright and beautiful.
It tells a story.
Stories we can write for ourselves.
A story of self-discovery.
How beautiful it is to discover our Authentic Self.
Sharon - New Zealand

I looked so hard and for so long in all the wrong places. Thank you for directing my search toward my own true self. Even if I can't always trust the answers, at least I know where to go looking for the questions now. I'm truly grateful.
Jill - New Zealand

Helen came into my life when grief and fear were preventing me from viewing my life with any clarity. Helen helped ME gain back my strength to see through the pain, helping me think with intelligence and confidence, enabling me to see my way again. I hope many others can benefit from Helen's expertise. She has a great gift for everyone.
Angela, Dubai

Until you make the unconscious conscious,

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

Psychology and Spirit

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