Counselling

Opening you to listening to the wisdom within you.

When you connect to yourself, to nature, to others you become open to listening to your own heart, mind and body.

To heal, to know yourself more, to create a life that you are peaceful with, you need to listen, to yourself, to the world around you and to others.  You need to listen not only to the words of the mind, but to the heart, and body.

It is my hope that a session  with me will not only help you to understand yourself more, but that you will leave with skills  to listen to yourself in the future.

Rachael’s Counselling Approach

Rachael works in a holistic, gentle, creative and mindful way, assisting you to tune into your own internal wisdom and to grow from within. She believe’s that healing and growth takes place through supportive connections, with others and with nature. Rachael aims to create authentic, respectful and safe relationships with clients, working with the body, emotion and thought to bring about change and healing.

A session with Rachael may include: personalised meditation and mindfulness; deep mindfulness work exploring the wisdom of your body; understanding and exploring your ego states; intuitive and creative processes; nature connection; psychoeducation; and psychotherapy.

Rachael values each client as an individual and works in a collaborative way with all clients. She uses mindfulness exercises to facilitate a deeper connection with self and also to increase awareness; teaches grounding and breath exercises as well as guided meditations to assist clients with difficult situations or symptoms. Allow Rachael to share this journey with you as you become more intune to your body and your intuition, allowing Rachael to become a facilitator to your experience and growth.

Influences

Rachael is influenced by the following ideas and theories:

  • Mindfulness – awareness in the present moment
  • Sensorimotor psychotherapy and trauma work – a branch of psychotherapy that works with the body to release from trauma
  • Attachment theory – exploring relationships especially earlier ralationships
  • Brain Neuroscience – understanding the impact of attachment and trauma on the brain as well as neuroplasticity
  • Systemic theories – exploring contexts in family, community and society
  • Ecopsychology – nature as a tool for connecting and healing
  • Bush Adventure Therapy – The experience of challenge in an outdoor setting and being in nature as a therapeutic tool.

Some of the reasons you may come to Counselling include:

  • Life transitions including parenthood, ending work, returning to work etc;
  • Significant medical conditions;
  • Persistent pain or discomfort;
  • Addictions including food;
  • Noticing patterns of behaviour that you would like to change.
  • Feeling overwhelmed or are not coping with life or aspects of life;
  • Experiencing panic or anxiety;
  • Experiencing difficulties in your relationships including couples, families and other;
  • Experiences of Trauma including a car accident. injury, violence (including war and victims of crime);
  • Grief and Loss, including major life changes and loss of loved ones.
  • You may not be able to put a finger on what is troubling you but you know things could be better.

Where are Counselling Sessions held.

I hold counselling sessions in Coburg, and Fairfield (3 Railway Place). I also offer walking and Bush Counselling held along the Merri creek Parklands (or other parkland by mutual agreement)

How many sessions will I need.

Everyone is different. Sometimes you many need someone to help you get clear on what is happening for you right now this may take one session or a few. Of if that is not you maybe you realise some deep work required to move forward, you are ready to go deep for a longer period. I work with both with long term counselling, short and one off sessions. Together we will set goals and expectations and work within those parameters.

Interested in Counselling with Me?

To book a counselling session or to make a time to have a quick chat to see if I am the right counsellor for you please contact me.

COSTS

Initial session $90 ($110 for a couple, $80 concession), after that 1 hour sessions are $80 ($60 concession / health care) or $100 for a couple.

Discounts available for ongoing / regular sessions on a case by case basis.

Rachael has a Medibank provider number, please contact Medibank to see how much you can get back with your level of cover.