What is the difference between counselling and holistic counselling?
While some forms of counselling are just listening to the current issues going on in your life, Holistic Counselling looks at the whole person and all of the elements that make you, you. These include emotional, social, physical, environmental, cultural, spiritual, sexual and psychological. We look at you, how you fit into the world and how we can best support and strengthen you.
Together we can acknowledge what is impacting your life right now, further understand your current needs and using holistic techniques, work together on improving, accepting and surrendering to your life.
I’m nervous. What can I expect from our first session?
Nervousness and fear are perfectly normal feelings. Please be assured you are taking the first step towards changing your current situation.
In your first session, we fill out a short questionnaire together so I can get a full picture of who you are and the challenges you are currently experiencing. The first session will mostly comprise of listening, it may involve a guided meditation or a demonstration of some stress reduction techniques but generally, it will be about getting to know you as a whole person.
What are your qualifications?
I have a Degree in Communications, a Diploma in Remedial Massage and a Diploma in Holistic Counselling. I am also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, have studied Parenting Effectiveness, and hold certificates in Shiatsu and Reiki. I have trained as a Group Leader in Addiction Counselling.
I work full time, it’s tricky for me to find time for an appointment. What are your hours?
I know what it is like to juggle work and family schedules. I work on Saturdays as well as my clinic hours in Mansfield. Email me so I can find a time which suits you.
What kind of areas do you specialise in?
Most people come to me for problems related to stress, work or family issues. I’m also interested in food as medicine, exercise to enhance mood and while I am not a relationship counsellor, I can provide assistance with focusing on getting your needs met, helping with communication techniques and allowing you to find a better place in your relationship. I also have experience with anxiety, depression, addiction and parenting.
If I can’t help you, I can help you find someone who can.
What therapies do you offer and what do you charge?
- Counselling Initial session: 1.5 hours – $110
- Follow up Counselling sessions:1 hour – $90
- Remedial or Therapeutic Massage: 1 hour – $90
- Remedial or Therapeutic Massage: 1.5 hour $110
- Reiki: 1 hour session + chakra balancing – $80
- Energetic Healing – up to 2 hours – $150