At some point in your life you might need some assistance to move forward in your life. You might need some guidance to solve a problem, some compassionate help to accept and heal from a past issue or trauma, some insights to help you make a major decision or you just might feel lost or stuck.
Or you might want to create positive change, but not know how.
No matter what type of help you need our counselling services provide a caring, non-judgmental relationship in a safe space to help you become the happier person you want to be.
We work with you to achieve a resolution of the problems that you might be having but we also ensure that you learn new understandings, skills and strategies that will enable you to handle similar problems in the future.
We don’t hold long and formal assessment or diagnostic processes – you are the best person to know and understand what problems you are having and what assistance you need – you are the expert in your life. We use a simple and time tested framework and believe in “brief therapy” or a short-term, solution focused approach.
What do our sessions involve?
Accepting and healing the past
What has happened has happened and nothing can be done to change that, but often the past continues to impact the present and the future. We help you find a place of peace with what has happened to you so that you can move forward and reduce the affect of the echo from the past on your life. This may involve:
- emotional release
- finding the gift in the situation
Finding the authentic you
Do you know who you are and what you want?
So many people have lost touch with this important aspect and instead find themselves playing the same roles over and over again. They know that this does not feel right, but they do not who they want to be instead. We help you:
- uncover your strengths and gifts
- discover your values and what’s important to you
- dispute faulty thinking that may be preventing you from being the person you want to be
Choosing joy and happiness
Can you believe that happiness is a choice independent of external situations? We often look to what is happening in the outside world as the cause of our moods, whereas having the tools to be positive in life no matter what the flow of life bring us, can create a more joyful and happy life. Our tools include:
- developing gratitude for your life
- reframing events as positive
- mindfulness and present moment awareness
Creating a life that you love
Do you feel like your life has meaning and purpose? Do you love the life you have created? Most people will answer “no” to this question but do not know how to achieve this. We believe that we create out life – rather than it being a result of external happenings – and when we take responsibility and start overcoming our fears, limiting beliefs and thinking patterns that hold us back, we can start to create the life that we really want. We will help you
- find meaning and purpose in your everyday life
- develop trust in the way your life is unfolding
- identify and change long-held beliefs and thinking patterns that do not support what you want to create
- set positive intentions to catalyse change
In addition to the emotional and mental factors that contribute to long-term health and happiness, as a nutritionist I can also help you find a way of eating to support your health goals. The quality of the food we eat and the health of our physical body is intimately connected to our mental health so making positive changes in our food, in parallel with counseling, can provide much faster results.
The common issues that we assist with:
- Depression and anxiety
- Bullying and lack of self-confidence
- Addictions and lack of self-control
- Relationship and family issues
- Emotional regulation and self-awareness
- Weight issues and self-esteem
- Mid life crisis
- Personal Transformation
- Spiritual awakenings
Please feel free to call or email us for a confidential chat about how we can help you.
Our Counselling Programs & Services
Aside from stand alone services we offer structured programs that include counselling as a core component.