Individual Counselling

Depression and anxiety

Depression & Anxiety

At Holistic Life Counselling, I offer clients unconditional positive regard, non-judgement, empathy and authenticity. I provide a safe space for clients to peel back the layers of life experience to gain insight into why they feel disconnected, depressed and/or anxious.

Low-self Esteem & Relationship Issues

Low-self Esteem & Relationship Issues

We accept the love we think we deserve. Do you find you repeatedly accept love that leaves you further depleted? Building your self-esteem and finding self-love and self-compassion are key to building authentic connections with others.

You are not your mind and you are not your body, you are so much more than both. By teaching my client mindfulness techniques, I empower them to identify erroneous negative thoughts (Dr Gladding calls them deceptive brain messages in her book You Are Not Your Brain). Through mindfulness meditation we learn how to connect with our higher selves, taking a step back from the conditioned mind, learning love, compassion, and curiosity.

I work with clients to uncover the source of low self-esteem allowing them to embrace their potential to be, do and have whatever they can dream.

Overcoming Trauma
Childhood and relationship trauma

Overcoming Trauma

It’s almost impossible to go through life without experiencing trauma. However, our culture and society often disregards the types of trauma that can happen in day to day life. We still believe that trauma is “big events”, for example; rape, robbery, physical abuse, car accident, or natural disasters. Anyone who experiences any of these deserves attention and support.

But the truth is trauma is any experience where our emotional response was too much for us to handle. Where we didn’t have the resources to process what was happening to us in our physical, emotional and spiritual body. And often this can be something that we experienced repeatedly as a child or in an unhealthy adult relationship.

Often times, we have developed coping mechanisms to deal with these traumas; becoming addicted to our means of escaping. We disconnect from our true selves, from our centre and we abandon ourselves repeatedly in an effort to find relief. We are left feeling lost, stuck, lonely and unworthy of love as adults and we aren’t really even sure why.

Childhood and relationship trauma includes:

  • Being told your version of reality is wrong.
  • Not feeling seen or heard.
  • Being told (directly or indirectly) that you can’t feel a certain way (“don’t cry”, “stop being so oversensitive”).
  • Having a parent or partner who focuses on your appearance and often finds fault.
  • Having a parent who cannot regulate their emotions.
  • Feeling like you must change in order to be loved.
  • Feeling disconnected from your parents or partner.

In order for us to move forward and not repeat patterns of trauma, we must acknowledge the trauma of the child self and reconnect to the fractured the self, in order to return to wholeness. I provide space for clients to trust that they are held while they delve into these experiences and allow themselves to complete the trauma cycle, overcoming fear and finding a sense of calm.

Finding your Purpose

Finding your Purpose

Do you long to change your career? Do you have an idea but you aren’t sure how to put it in to action? Do you hate your job or your life? Do you feel unfulfilled? I assist you in delving into the source of these feelings, and in identifying what is holding you back from living a life filled with success and joy.

Individual Counselling

Depression & Anxiety

Depression and anxiety

At Holistic Life Counselling, I offer clients unconditional positive regard, non-judgement, empathy and authenticity. I provide a safe space for clients to peel back the layers of life experience to gain insight into why they feel disconnected, depressed and/or anxious.

Low-self Esteem & Relationship Issues

Low-self Esteem & Relationship Issues

We accept the love we think we deserve. Do you find you repeatedly accept love that leaves you further depleted? Building your self-esteem and finding self-love and self-compassion are key to building authentic connections with others.

You are not your mind and you are not your body, you are so much more than both. By teaching my client mindfulness techniques, I empower them to identify erroneous negative thoughts (Dr Gladding calls them deceptive brain messages in her book You Are Not Your Brain). Through mindfulness meditation we learn how to connect with our higher selves, taking a step back from the conditioned mind, learning love, compassion, and curiosity.

I work with clients to uncover the source of low self-esteem allowing them to embrace their potential to be, do and have whatever they can dream.

Overcoming Trauma

Overcoming Trauma
Childhood and relationship trauma

It’s almost impossible to go through life without experiencing trauma. However, our culture and society often disregards the types of trauma that can happen in day to day life. We still believe that trauma is “big events”, for example; rape, robbery, physical abuse, car accident, or natural disasters. Anyone who experiences any of these deserves attention and support.

But the truth is trauma is any experience where our emotional response was too much for us to handle. Where we didn’t have the resources to process what was happening to us in our physical, emotional and spiritual body. And often this can be something that we experienced repeatedly as a child or in an unhealthy adult relationship.

Often times, we have developed coping mechanisms to deal with these traumas; becoming addicted to our means of escaping. We disconnect from our true selves, from our centre and we abandon ourselves repeatedly in an effort to find relief. We are left feeling lost, stuck, lonely and unworthy of love as adults and we aren’t really even sure why.

Childhood and relationship trauma includes:

  • Being told your version of reality is wrong.
  • Not feeling seen or heard.
  • Being told (directly or indirectly) that you can’t feel a certain way (“don’t cry”, “stop being so oversensitive”).
  • Having a parent or partner who focuses on your appearance and often finds fault.
  • Having a parent who cannot regulate their emotions.
  • Feeling like you must change in order to be loved.
  • Feeling disconnected from your parents or partner.

In order for us to move forward and not repeat patterns of trauma, we must acknowledge the trauma of the child self and reconnect to the fractured the self, in order to return to wholeness. I provide space for clients to trust that they are held while they delve into these experiences and allow themselves to complete the trauma cycle, overcoming fear and finding a sense of calm.

Finding your Purpose

Finding your Purpose

Do you long to change your career? Do you have an idea but you aren’t sure how to put it in to action? Do you hate your job or your life? Do you feel unfulfilled? I assist you in delving into the source of these feelings, and in identifying what is holding you back from living a life filled with success and joy.

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