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Counselling, Coburg

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Each one of us need to be witnessed, to be seen and heard and acknowledged by others.  Much of the time our friends and family around us can provide us with that support we need.  Sometimes, for many different reasons, we need someone outside our existing circles to support and witness us. 

Some of the reasons you may come to Counselling include:

  • Life transitions including parenthood, ending work, returning to work etc;

  • Significant medical conditions;

  • Addictions including food;

  • Feeling overwhelmed or are not coping with life or aspects of life;

  • Experiencing panic or anxiety;

  • Experiencing difficulties in your relationships 

  • Experiences of Trauma including a car accident. injury, violence (including war and victims of crime and survivors of family violence);

  • Grief and Loss;

  • You may not be able to put a finger on what is troubling you but you know things could be better.

 

When you engage me as a counsellor we work together in a collaborative way for one session or many.  Together we explore the parts of your life or self that you want to explore in a way that you are happy to explore it.   There are many tools we can explore together including talking therapy; movement, mindfulness, nature connection and somatic awareness / body centered therapy.

 

I love to work in the outdoors, this could look like a walk and talk, or like finding a quiet spot in nature to sit or something in between.  Working in the outdoors has the added benefit of fresh air and the presence of the natural world which can also be calming for the nervous system.

The places we can work together include:​

  • Outdoors in local parks and nature reserves - I use spaces along the Merri and Edgars creeks in Coburg

  • Telehealth - online counselling via zoom

  • Traditional counselling room in Coburg

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 relationships

  • 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

  • Eco psychology / Bush Adventure Therapy – nature as a tool for connecting and healing

COSTS

1 hour sessions are:

  • $100  or $120 (couple or family) for in room counselling

  • $80 for Outdoor Counselling

  • $80  or $100 (Couple or family) for Telehealth Counselling

NDIS – If you are self or plan managed you may be able to utilize your NDIS funding to attend sessions with Rachael under therapeutic supports.

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

Please also check my resources page for useful tools.