Marlies believes in promoting self-esteem, motivation and self-mastery skills and puts a strong focus on identifying a client’s strengths and resources. She takes a holistic and eclectic approach to cater for clients’ personal needs and preferences. Based on a thorough assessment of the client’s situation and resources, she designs a comprehensive action and treatment plan to facilitate change. She also assists clients in the process of self-development work. Counselling is based on development of a trusting relationship and strict adherence to confidentiality.