Is there something in your life you would like to change?
- Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression?
- Would you like help making a decision?
- Have you reached a crossroad or turning point in your life?
- Are you concerned about someone close to you?
- Are you experiencing conflict with a work colleague or family member?
- Is something worrying you?
- Are you unsure about where your life is heading?
We all have times when we feel overwhelmed.
Sharing these experiences with an empathic and compassionate listener can help bring them into perspective. The aim is to free you to move forward in your life, finding new meaning, and a greater level of self awareness and personal fulfilment.
I offer a confidential space of safety and trust where you can feel supported as you gently explore what is troubling you, helping you to grow in awareness and understanding.
Counselling is an evidence-based approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing. Counsellors use skills of empathy and deep listening, assisting people to feel safe, understood, supported and accepted without judgement. See my guide to finding a Counsellor.
You don’t have to be at crisis point to enjoy the benefits of speaking to a counsellor. Sometimes simply talking to an empathic listener can help bring clarity to everyday stressful situations, before they can grow into major issues.
You do not need a referral from a GP to see a Counsellor or Psychotherapist
Some things you might like to explore include:
- Childhood Challenges – social, emotional, behavioural, physical, academic
- Past trauma, stress – processing and letting go of old hurts, wounds
- Conflict – within yourself, with someone else
- Life changes, transitions – retirement, children starting school, leaving home
- Grief and loss – miscarriage, partner, friendships, pet
- Addiction – substance, behaviour
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy supports a gradual process of change by delving more deeply into the “roots”, or causes of a problem, rather than simply addressing symptoms. The aim is to develop greater awareness, understanding and self-empowerment.
My approach incorporates an holistic, or whole person approach to supporting health and wellbeing, using a methodology known as Process Oriented Psychology, or Process Work. This is based on the ancient concept of following your body’s innate wisdom, helping you to find solutions to your problems, based on an awareness of what is happening in the moment.
Rather than simply talking, I might ask you how you sense an experience in your body. Together, we will be able to gently unfold these sensory experiences, helping you to explore what might be underneath your concerns.
The result is growth in wisdom, awareness and understanding.
Your First Session
It’s not unusual to feel a bit nervous about seeing a therapist, especially if this is a new experience for you.
Your first session will last about 50 minutes, and will probably start with a short chat, so you can get to know each other. We will also discuss fees, confidentiality, and you will be invited to sign a Therapy Agreement. This essentially spells out how we will work together, and your rights as a client.
After this you will be invited to talk about why you have come to see me, and we can start to go more deeply into what it is that concerns you.
Subsequent sessions usually last about 50 minutes.
If you are self or plan managed
- You might be covered for Counselling sessions under your NDIS plan. Please talk to your ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner.
- If you have a child aged 0 – 6 and you have concerns with their behaviour and/or early development, you may be eligible to receive parenting support from the NDIS through the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) program.