Counselling

Practical psychology in action

 

Sometimes we need to talk, let go of our concerns and worries, and have someone listen to us, who doesn’t necessarily offer advice, but who simply hears us. Often the best solutions are those we discover simply by verbalising our thoughts. We already know the answer, but it’s still good therapy to talk and get our thoughts out into the open. To have them recognised and accepted.

Counselling is about letting your thoughts roam over a wide spectrum. It doesn’t matter what the nature of the topic is; the counselling space is a place where you can be heard, free of judgement, to explore the depths of your emotions, mind and spirit.

My form of counselling often takes place outdoors, while walking in nature. Of course, if you would prefer to have a counselling session indoors, that can also be arranged.

I also offer counselling by email and video conference (Signal).

 

I offer

 

Gender fluidity counselling

What is gender? Is it the same as the sex we are born with? Are gender and sex something fixed and permanent? Or can they be fluid and dynamic? These ideas raise a lot of questions about how society influences our perception of what is acceptable, natural, passes for ‘male’ and ‘female’ - and anything that falls outside of the so-called ‘norm’.

There is a difference between how certain indigenous cultures explain gender and sexuality, compared to the mainstream religions. With the concept of twin spirits (male-female, female-male, male-male, female-female) residing in one body, we’re able to discuss ideas that go beyond the physical, and provide assistance to those struggling with the very notion of identification.

While there is ever increasing freedom concerning gender and sexual identity in our world today, there is still some confusion, complexity and intolerance to overcome. Above all, do we really need a label to tell us how we feel about ourselves and to find our place in society? What does it really mean to be a woman? Or a man, for that matter? How are we supposed to behave and treat each other? Which comes first - body, mind or spirit?

Becoming more conscious of the diversity out there, makes us realise just how much we are forced to conform and subdue our originality and uniqueness. Are you interested in gender studies, women’s issues, pansexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism, and more, or feel like you need someone who can listen to you as you find your true ‘voice’?

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Hypersensitivity counselling

Many people around the world associate with the concept of being sensitive or hyper-sensitive. Sensitivity and hyper-sensitivity refers to the condition of receiving and feeling thoughts, moods and energy (someone’s aura for example) from other people or things around them, in a far more intense way than what is ‘deemed normal’. It refers to a degree of heightened conscious and unconscious openness, depth and awareness.

Sensitive or hyper-sensitive people can be affected by sounds, lights, smells, touch – as well as chemicals, electromagnetic frequencies from wireless technology, other people and more – and are sometimes unable to switch off or stop the stream of supra- and subliminal (beyond conscious perception) stimuli. The end result can be total sensory overload, where the individual feels exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, aggressive, depressed, or disoriented.

Sensitive and hyper-sensitive people used to be labelled hysterical because of the way they ‘overreacted’. It wasn’t until the 1990s, when American psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron started researching this area of psychology, were the myths surrounding hyper-sensitivity busted. Her findings showed that hyper-sensitivity is quite normal, something which many cultures around the world speak of, and can be explained by the increased sensitivity of an individual’s nervous system. The processing of the information ‘in and on the way to the brain, rather than the actual senses themselves’, is heightened.

In my experience, hyper-sensitivity may not only be a result of a heightened nervous system, but also of a heightened intuitive ability. Does this sound like you? Do you need someone to talk to about what you feel, who will take it seriously and help you find a solution?

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Personal coaching

People often ask what the difference is between counselling and coaching. Coaching is a dynamic relationship between a coach and a client where both work together to achieve a specific goal. This goal can be a mental or physical one, either sports related, or personal development based. A coach wears many hats: they are a problem solver, a strategist, a planner, a motivator, an innovator, a researcher, a teacher, a punching bag, a sounding board, a friend, a hard task master, a think tank and psychoanalyst all rolled into one.

Jasmin and Cordula at the Schwarzwald Marathon 10 km

The success of a coaching relationship rests on how the two parties work together - importantly is the coach the right fit for the client? Do they understand the language and psychology of their client, as well as the drive behind the goal they want to achieve?

My coaching service is suited to introverts, quiet types, silent achievers, lone wolfs and those who would like to assert themselves and see what they’re really capable of. If your goal involves nature and intuition, then please feel welcome to get in touch.

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Prices

  • Hourly rate AUD$50
  • Discounts apply for multiple sessions over a long term period. Obligation-free quotes can be sent out after a preliminary meeting to discuss your specific needs and goals
  • Online and email counselling and coaching are possible and attract a lower fee

None of the prices above include travel. I charge 0.50 cm per km. As I am in different locations on different days, please contact me to find out when I am in your area and how much a travel fee will cost.

 

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Any questions, please feel welcome to contact me on +61 (0)448 381 306 or by email.

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