I have come to believe that we are all complex beings with simple needs.  Aside from food, shelter and safety we need to be witnessed and to witness others.  To have both the beautiful and the painful parts of us recognised, to be heard and acknowledged for what we as individuals contribute to the world and through this find deep connection to ourselves, others and the natural world.

Through my work it is my intention to offer opportunities and pathways for this.

 

In life I wear many hats: Student; Mother; Wife; Counsellor; Yoga teacher; daughter; Aunty (one of my favourite ones); friend; facilitator; and woman to name the main ones.  As I continue through life I see the connections between each of these roles (or hats) and see and feel the parts my life come together as my various roles continue to inform each other.

This new website (2020) signifies a stepping up for me but also a stepping back as I see the simplicity in my offer to be with people as they are and to support and provide opportunities for witness and for deep connection to self, others and the natural world. 

 

My hope is that through my work I am able to recognise both the difficult and beautiful in others and / or to provide spaces for that to be discovered by one’s self or witnessed by others.  I offer this through counselling, yoga, women's circles and retreats.

Model of practice:

Deep listening

Exploration

Belief

Intentional

Ceremony / rites of passage

 

 

For those of you interested in my qualifications I hold the following:

  • 200 hour yoga teacher qualification accredited through Yoga Alliance + 60 hour trauma and community informed yoga training

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy level 1, Training for the Treatment of Trauma.

  • Graduate Diploma in Community Counselling;

  • Diploma in Meditation Teaching;

  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation;

  • Honours Degree in Environmental Science;

I have taken and continue to take many short courses to continue my learning and participation.

Connections and affiliations:

I am involved member of my community, both as an individual and a professional.  I am :

  • a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA);

  • a volunteer helpline telephone counsellor and online chat counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

About Rachael