Hi, I’m Justine and I warmly welcome you to Highduck®. I created the Highduck® space with passion, a passion to help people to change heavy dark energy into lightness and colour.
I specialize in joy, and in witnessing a transformation in my clients, which makes me very proud and fulfilled. In life, nature inspires me the most! I love dancing on green grass and cycling down the hill with my legs up, laughing away. I will make sure you are provided with a therapeutic space that is safe, comfortable, and filled with light. People feel peaceful, energized, and inspired around me. I can assist you in addressing your needs, including all those little things that can make a huge difference in respecting your individuality. For some, this can mean a fresh raspberry from my garden in a glass of water, or hot ginger tea with some honey. For others, it might be a cosy blanket, with a comfortable pillow.
My educational background, combined with over 15 years’ experience working in the area of mental health, makes me qualified to understand what it means to be human. I decided to become a psychologist when I realized people were dying emotionally while working in palliative care. I discovered that, by becoming a psychotherapist, I could heal old wounds while working with people experiencing intellectual difficulties. What makes a brilliant therapist is the personal process. For this reason, when studying for over eight years, I pulled my own self apart and then put my-self back together.
You can read my MSc research here
At the core of my therapeutic work is Carls Rogers’ humanistic approach, of non-judgemental, empathic, safe therapeutic relationships.
In my therapeutic process, I use:
Highduck® is connected to my own surname, a name I have been ashamed of for many years; a name that represented hurt, rejection, and pain! All I could see was my father’s surname on his business card. All I could think of was the hurt and disaster it represented for me.
After an incredibly personal process, I have changed the energy of my own surname. Now, I have taken from my father all his beautiful qualities and recycled this negative energy associated with the name, not only for
I am not an ordinary grey duck! I have always been unique. Thinking differently, being different, and living outside the ‘box’. Suddenly, I discovered an unusual duck – the mandarin duck, and I found myself again. It has my
I invite you to start the process of truly and proudly owning who you are.
Remember - there is nothing wrong with you. You have only forgotten how to fly.