by Gerald Lee Jordan
3 May 2021 00:00 (NZT)
Our services involve providing facilitation, education and mindfulness training to individual clients, couples and groups. While my background includes counselling and there are techniques I use in helping others which come from various therapeutic models, the approach I use in helping others includes the place of the person whose issues are central to the discussion being the expert in their own problems. This is something I encountered in Narrative Therapy and which quickly became central to my work.
So, if you are looking for someone to help you work through your own problems, you have come to the right place. If you are looking for someone who considers themselves an "expert" in your problems, you have not. This distinction is part of why I prefer the terms facilitator, doula and teacher to therapist or counsellor.
My approach is very eclectic and borrows from a number of modalities, including Cogntive Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion practices, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and a number of pedagological approaches and techniques.
You can contact me for facilitation services using my email address, by putting my name "gerald" in front of this domain (nocturnalworks.com).
Gerald Lee Jordan, MBA, MEd, MCouns ❤️
About Death Doulas
Death Doulas - also referred to as End of Life Doulas - provide emotional and other support to the dying and their
families. Support can be psychological (e.g. counselling), physical (aiding with exercise), clerical (helping with
completing documents, including advanced directives), documentary (recording messages, including final messages for
the dying), ceremonial (e.g. helping plan and/or deliver funerals) and other assistance which is not medical in
nature. Death doulas are not doctors, they are not nurses and they are not solicitors/lawyers. They are brought in
at the request of the dying and/or family and they are there to help the person transition from life.
About Nocturnal Works
The content on this site is provided to give resources and support to those dying, their loved ones and those
providing death doula (end of life) support. When we find out that death is near and the initial shock wears off,
emotions and questions flood into our minds. Noctural Works exists as place where you can find out about mental
health issues and therapy related to death, dying, grief and bereavement - as well as more practical support, such
as planning for death and supporting others on their journey.
The resources on this site are provided by Death Doula Ltd, a company in Aotearoa New Zealand which provides end of
life doula support online, in Wellington, Blenheim and Picton (New Zealand). These resources are not legal or
medical in nature, so do no rely upon them, but seek legal and medical advice, as required. If you are interested in
counselling resources not focusing on death and dying, you can visit our other site, Therapy Aroha.