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Charlotte996 |
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ABOUT ME :
Hi!

I'm a South African woman living in Japan and it certainly won't be my last time moving countries.  

I have finished my undergraduate degree in psychology as well as my psychology honors degree, so I have studied psychology for quite a few years. As I am taking a break from studying, I still want to be able to put these skills to good use and help people who either don't feel they need to go see a therapist, or just can't afford the sky-high fees.

I am an open, kind, yet firm-handed person. Supporting my listeners is my main objective, but brining to attention possible faulty thoughts and defense mechanisms is very much a part of my approach (see below for more). I am here to listen since everyone needs different things at different moments.

I have had anxiety for as long as I can remember, so I can also relate to most of the problems brought on by it. I have found ways to help me control it and feel that I can help someone learn ways that will help them! I have also dealt with people who have social anxiety, as well as being a shoulder to cry on for many friends going through hardships.

Having moved to a new country, one so different from my own, I have also been through the ups and downs of changing your entire life so drastically. So, if you're an expat struggling with adaption and resilience, I can lend a sympathetic shoulder to cry on.  

MY APPROACH
Given my history in psychology, I try to implement the therapeutic techniques I've learned. My main focus is on thoughts and thought patterns, meaning I try to identify negative or faulty thought patterns, and then try to correct them in a way that helps a listener deal with their thoughts more effectively and build defense mechanisms that heal rather than hurt. This can be a daunting and sometimes helpless path, but it truly is what helped me control my anxiety in most situations. 
 
Number of Ratings: 12
Number of Reviews: 11
Listens to Over 18
Languages English, Afrikaans
Listener Since Feb 10, 2020
Last Active in last week
Gender Female
Progress Path Step 41
Cheers 12,996
People Helped 40
Chats 300
Group Support Chats 0
Listener Group Chats 0
Forum Posts 2
Forum Upvotes 0
Feedback & Reviews
Loved it! Awesome chat!
Charlotte was very easy to talk to and quite down to earth. Would happily chat with again :)
Loved it! Awesome chat!
Charlotte was very helpful she gave me a lot of helpful information and was very kind!
Very supportive
Loved it! Awesome chat!
loved it! awesome chat!
Charlotte was incredibly compassionate, and gave a lot of gentle support and encouragement for the situation I'm working through. I so appreciate the time she gave me
She's so smart, sweet and wise.
Kind and caring. Thoughtful responses
Charlotte is really nice. I have been alone with my problems and thoughts for a long time. She made time for me and listened to all I said. And really understood me. She motivated on my pursuit. A great help during a time of despair.
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Questions Answered
Do i need to seek a therapist if I am depressed?
April 7th, 2020 11:42pm
I hava a depressed friend who is grieving .I am unable to approach her.She only pushes me away and I am unable to care.We dont talk when we are left alone.What I can do for her ?
August 31st, 2020 7:40am
What are triggers and how do I know if I have one?
July 2nd, 2020 1:43am
Why would someone who is already in pain wish to inflict it upon others?
May 21st, 2020 3:52am
Everyone in school thinks I am bitter. How can I change their minds?
May 21st, 2020 3:40am
How do I show my friends and family that I do want to get better?
April 7th, 2020 11:39pm
What is body dysmorphia?
June 25th, 2020 1:07am
What are the main symptoms of panic attacks?
June 12th, 2020 12:11am
How can I try to remember to breathe and try to remain calm?
August 31st, 2020 7:38am
What should I do if I end up crying, and I find myself struggling to breathe?
July 2nd, 2020 1:39am
Constantly Thinking Disorder: is it a real thing?
June 12th, 2020 12:18am
How to stop overthinking things in a relationship?
June 25th, 2020 11:31pm
How will I ever be able to start my transition and become who I really am?
April 7th, 2020 11:35pm
Do I miss the person, or the relationship?
May 21st, 2020 3:37am
Why do I always blame myself for the breakup?
June 25th, 2020 1:02am
I'm dating someone who has cheated in the past. What should I do?
September 4th, 2020 11:00pm
I broke up with him even though I do love him and he loves me. I had to! How can I move on from someone I can't find a reason to hate?
June 12th, 2020 12:13am
Why are we fighting over small and stupid things?
June 26th, 2020 12:49am
How do I know if I'm in a toxic relationship?
June 26th, 2020 12:46am
How to get over someone you have to see everyday?
September 2nd, 2020 5:06am
How to make my little sister nicer?
April 7th, 2020 11:37pm
How much exercise is too much?
September 2nd, 2020 5:12am
Why is exercise important for me?
June 12th, 2020 12:05am
Am I allowed to start being upset and getting help for emotional abuse 3 years after it happened?
July 2nd, 2020 1:46am
How do you tell your friend that you disagree with them without hurting their feelings?
June 25th, 2020 1:16am