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Holistic Counselling

Transpersonal counselling takes a big picture approach to our lives. One of the pioneers of the field was Carl Jung.

He was a transpersonal counsellor who witnessed a major shift in his patient’s issues after midlife.

During the first half of life, up until around age 40, we focus on careers, financial stability and relationships. Our focus is on gaining strength, confidence and stability.

Many people enter the midlife passage, or the second half of life, with a career, a family, friends and feel something is acutely missing. Our desire for wholeness asserts itself.

Jung reflected on the many patients he worked with. He came be believe that more than 9 out of every 10 clients he saw over 40, were seeing him due to a spiritual crisis, or hunger for greater meaning.

My exposure to psychotherapy began when I was 20. Fortunately, I found my way to a transpersonal counsellor. The holistic approach helped realign my body, thoughts and feelings. It also caused me to train to be a holistic counsellor.

Having entered the midlife passage myself, I find that integrative psychology brings about the greatest and most lasting change in people I work with.

Often we get shamed in our culture for making mistakes. Integrative therapy takes a wholly different approach, seeing our journey through life and all our experiences as part of the larger process of spiritual development. As Jung pointed out:

“The right way to wholeness is made up of fateful detours and wrong turnings.”

 

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Personal Counselling

 

Individual counselling or empowerment therapy is a great opportunity to work through the approval vs authenticity struggle we face, as well as a means to have someone with fresh eyes talk with you about your self-actualisation. Counselling services have often been viewed as something to draw on in a crisis. These days, we’re regarding it also as a valuable part of our wellness and self-care.

“Be yourself; no base imitator or another, but your best self.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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Relationship Counselling

 

Among the tension of opposites we are asked to integrate, perhaps none is more difficult than pull between intimacy and independence. I offer face-to-face relationship counselling in Sydney for those wanting counselling for couples, a wonderful opportunity to harmonise such an important aspect to our lives.

“Why is love rich beyond all other possible human experiences and a sweet burden to those seized in its grasp?” - Martin Heidegger

 

 

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Family Counselling

 

I offer family counselling (not parenting counselling) in terms of working through relationships with one’s parents. Maintaining healthy boundaries with parents is one of the most common reasons people come to see me. Recognising what are your core values (vs inherited values) is a primary task towards individuation. I draw on narrative therapy to help people locate their scripts and change them.

"It's your life – but only if you make it so. When you adopt the values of someone else you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being." - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

transpersonal counselling

Transpersonal Counselling

 

You might have a great relationship with yourself, your family and a partner but still feel there is more growth to realise. As a transpersonal counsellor, I draw on my intuitive counselling skills to help you discover what larger story is trying to emerge in you.

“Since I have served the expectations of my culture, reproduced my species, become a socially productive citizen and taxpayer, what now? What, in short, is the second half of life about—the time today between 35 and nearly 90 years—if it is not to repeat the script and expectations of the first half of life?” - James Hollis

Holistic Counsellor

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The mythologist Joseph Campbell once said, ‘It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.’

I entered my 20s battling depression and an eating disorder.

Talking therapy (traditional counselling) was unable to help me and so I turned to transpersonal counselling.

The therapist asked me to find out the details of my birth. Being born 3 weeks late,the placenta stopped working effectively, interfering with my ability to receive the same amount of nutrients and oxygen I was used to. He suggested it was that disconnection that induced my depression and sense of always feeling hungry.

  After a few more sessions my eating disorder stopped and never returned.

Working as a hairdresser at the time, I viewed my work as not merely a service to offer but an opportunity to listen to people and recognise how much we can learn from one another.

Carl Jung once said that “the doctor is effective only when he himself is affected. Only the wounded physician heals.”

After several years working on my self-development, I opened a hair salon that doubled as a healing practice.

Complementing my time with clients I began formal studies in youth work, community services and a bachelor of social work to offer the techniques and insights of contemporary psychology.

Read More About My Journey

 

For A More Immersive Experience Consider Our Holistic Healing Retreat

 

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Career Advice

Wanting to find greater alignment and passion for your work? Read an extract from The Different Drummer to see if this ebook resonates with you.

https://adifferentdrummer.com.au/career-counselling