The foundation of my work is the trust that, no matter what is happening for you, something good is trying to happen. We are self healing organisms - our physical and emotional bodies are constantly renewing and changing in order to keep us well, and to keep us adapting to our current environment. Emotional, spiritual, mental and physical distress are all the body's way of letting us know that something is not right and requires our attention. Trusting what is happening and listening to it will guide you to where healing is required.
~ INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING ~
We will deepen the enquiry beyond what we think is happening in the inner world - if your mind was capable of solving your deeper problems, you would not be reading this! You'd have sorted it out by thinking it through and deciding to act differently. The reason that isn't working is that there is always a deeper story, known in the body, and this is where true healing occurs and lasting change can happen.
My computer will only do as it's programmed to do. No matter how much I want it to do something different, it's absolutely not going to until I change the program. When I find the program and untick that box that tells it what to do, then permanent and lasting change happens. In human be-ing, we change the program in the body ~ rarely is the intellect sufficient to deeply heal us or to create profound change.
The thoughts that constantly go on inside your head are NOT you!
Dis-cover who you really are ...
~ RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING ~
Rarely can relationship distress and crisis be dealth with by the things that the rational mind knows about ... again, if the intellect could sort it, you wouldn't be looking for support. The focus of my work is to help you go beyond the surface struggles, to where something deep and healing is trying to happen.
Loving relationships are like containers. A major purpose of this container is to heal that which is not love ... so the wounds and traumas and unfinished stuff from all our relationships will come up. As familiarity and connection deepen, the container becomes stronger, and more comes up. Because it feels so terrible when all the old stuff arises, we presume that something must be really wrong with the other person or the relationship. It's rare that we are able to recognise that our own deep wounds have been scratched and are influencing the present situation, or that the other's old experiences are affecting how they see me. It feels like it's all about now.
~ MEDIATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION ~
Come together ~ when you have issues with people at work, with friends and family members, with neighbours ~ Journey to the Heart of the matter.
The aim of this work is to not only find a win/win solution for the particular issue at hand, but also to seek and to heal that which really in the way of easy, respectful and generous relating. Underneath any conflict or interpersonal difficulty, is at least one human being who is doing their best to muddle through with the programs laid down over a lifetime. These programs are usually unconscious, and yet they tend to run on automatic, constantly influencing how we see the world, ourselves and other people in it.
It is not the job of your friends and family to fill you up. This is the job of your connection to your self, to your Source, to the All-That-Is.
You fill yourself up with connectedness. With love.
Then you can truly give, and open to the true joy of relationships.
~ TELEPHONE SESSIONS ~
If you're not able to come and sit with me in Hobart, telephone sessions can be very useful and effective. They take up to 90 minutes, and are conducted as much like one to one sessions as possible. We book a time, and you make a time and space for yourself where you will be alone, relaxed, and not interrupted. If you are in Australia and have a land line phone, I can ring you for no extra cost, and if you only have a mobile service, you will need to ring me.
The cost for phone consultations is $20 per 15 minutes.
~ WHEN, WHERE, HOW LONG AND HOW MUCH? ~
Counselling sessions are available on most weekdays in South Hobart, Tasmania. Each session is 90 minutes, and the last appointment time is 4.30pm.
- $120.00 waged (90 minutes)
- $90.00 concession (1 hour only)