Trauma Coach, Trauma Counsellor
Life Coach & Speaker
I am Gaelene Risk
As a trauma coach in Durban and a trauma counsellor in Johannesburg, as well as an international life coach and speaker, I am invested in your recovery. Together, we move beyond the borders of your experience.
Equipping you with life tools, a changed perspective and a more genuine and freer version of you. The situations in your life will no longer have control over you. You will never feel alone again.
I focus on trauma recovery
My eyes on your life
Allow me to look at your life and your experience from the outside, and give you a fresh perspective. When you are going through something, it’s very difficult to pull yourself out of it and see the potential your situation holds. My eyes as a trauma coach will make your life visible and give you clarity where you never imagined possible. Be open to more of who you are, more of who you can be and more of what you are already becoming.
Live in your truth
The truth can be hard to hear, but when that truth can set you free from all of the lies you tell yourself and the ‘stories’ you’ve bought into, there is no option other than to honour yourself. I will not allow you or anyone else to dishonour your truth… your reality. For it is in this space that you evolve and transform into who you were truly meant to be. You deserve freedom. Unfold your wings and learn to fly. Let me show you how.
I have real experience
I live what I teach. My integrity reaches further than my qualifications. What we think, we become. What we speak, we create. What we believe, is demonstrated in the world around us. Follow my journey of humanness. There is very little difference between us. We are all just people searching for happiness in our lives, love of ourselves and others, harmony in our environments and feelings of safety in the places we call home.
How can I help?
So many people get lost in their experiences, especially the challenging ones. You forget what it’s like to feel free from the burden of a shocking incident and without even realizing, you become the experience, every minute of every day. How deeply rooted you are in this cycle can be difficult to see from the inside, because you are in it. It takes someone from the outside to gently guide you out and show you, remind you of what emotional freedom really feels like.
Everyone deserves to feel free. Everyone deserves the opportunity to step into the light. Allow me to guide you to the shining light.
Life coaching really is an investment in you! It’s a neutral space where you can learn to re-discover and become aware of yourself. Most of what you think you know about yourself is a reaction to your circumstances rather than your true core. This comes as the biggest surprise to my clients. As you unravel what you have ‘become', you start to connect with who you really are.
Coaching supports each person through their unique process and motivates them to keep going instead of procrastinating and self-sabotaging.
If there is any area of your life that you would like to improve and don’t know how, life coaching is for you!
Life can often get in the way of the things we need to be doing to better ourselves and opportunity for this may be lacking. Don’t put your recovery on hold when you can create the opportunity simply by connecting and reaching out. Online counselling is available around the country and abroad. Book your time slot and benefit from moving yourself forward. If you have a poor internet connection or do not have access to skype, telephonic sessions are available. Please contact us to enquire about how those calls are charged Read more.
As an international speaker, I value every platform because I see it as an opportunity to inspire and change lives. I speak for change so that we may own our true selves and be the best version of who we were intended to be. You can find me at speaking events, corporate events, colleges, schools and breakfasts as a guest speaker. In 2016 I had the privilege of sharing a stage with George Ross (bestselling author, celebrity apprentice judge and former right hand man to Donald Trump) JT Foxx (The world’s number 1 wealth coach), Johanna Mukoki, Jorge Ngoko and Michael Mlengan.
Life is too short for you not to be changed. My workshops will do that for you. Intensive and liberating all at the same time, going to deeper levels of yourself and understanding why you are the person you are and how you’d like to be better. Workshops are run throughout the year and have been held in the U.K., Channel Islands, Ireland and South Africa. Stay posted on upcoming dates or sign up to my blog to stay informed.
What my clients say
From my blog
The festive season is meant to bring with it cheer, joy and goodwill, but the reality is that for many of us this can be an unsettling and difficult time Christmas is the time of year where we remember fond memories, overlook our human flaws and put aside...
The art of relevant reflection is a skill we need to acquire. The easiest fall back pattern is to look at what didn’t work and then find someone to blame for this and then ‘hope’ that next year will be easier on you. As the end of year nears, it seems a...
As a child, did you ever have a negative experience that was emotionally painful or overwhelming? The most significant childhood traumas are being threatened or harmed by those closest to you. Whether you have experienced physical, emotional,...
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I’m Gaelene, a qualified social worker with practices in JHB and Durban, I specialise in creating a safe space for people who feel lost and paralysed by their experiences. A space where people feel accepted and supported through their journey whilst reclaiming the greatest version of themselves.
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We’re not so different, you and me, join my soul tribe and become more of who you were meant to be.