The world breaks everyone,
then some become strong at the broken places.
– Ernest Hemingway –
Kintsugi Companions is a new paradigm that seamlessly integrates counselling and psychotherapy and enables the journey from a fractured past to a dignified present. Through our therapy sessions, we also provide coaching where appropriate, in order for our clients to move toward a desired future.
Kintsugi Companions is a way in which we can become companions to those who desire to honestly confront issues in the past that are barriers to progress. This in order to continue that journey toward the attainment of goals in the quest to be all that the person can be.
‘Kintsugi’, which literally translated means ‘golden joinery’, is the Japanese art of repairing broken or cracked pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, copper or platinum – a precious metal. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. This is the philosophy of wabi-sabi, which means “to find beauty in broken things or old things.” The resulting object may not look ‘perfect’, but it is arguably more beautiful and has more character.
Therapy sessions are strictly by appointment only. We provide counselling and psychotherapy services in the following areas.