Private well being professional for individuals and couples
Lead a balanced and joyful life with more meaning and satisfaction.
Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression while increasing your motivation and excitement for life.
I am here to help you reconnect to your deepest values and strengths to become the person you want to be.
I work with those who want change in their lives either for themselves or in their relationships. Some of the problems I work with are depression; anxiety; panic attacks; loss & grief; times of transition; trauma; abuse; confusion; crisis; lack of confidence; stress; relationship distress, infidelity, communication problems, conflict, and relationship enrichment: as well as personal growth.
When you’re in emotional turmoil, your mind is racing and out of control or you’re repeating old fixed patterns of behaviour, counselling and psychotherapy can help.
I understand how difficult life, and the challenges you face, can be overwhelming.
It may feel so intense that you think there is no way out of the pain and situation you are experiencing.
Yet life can be different. You can have a better, more balanced life, with enjoyment, authenticity, and care.
I’m here to remind you, you are OK. We will work together and use a tailored approach to find your strengths and improve your capabilities.
It would be a privilege to work with you, whether you are an individual or a couple.
What I Offer
Face to Face Appointments
Looking after your mental health, well being and relationships is important.
Since the Covid 19 pandemic, it has become obvious to many, how important our family and close friends are, to our well-being, through their friendship, support, and our own sense of belonging.
Clients who come for individual counselling bring with them their burdens & ghosts of the past along with old, outdated patterns that no longer serve them. These patterns include their emotional reactions, defensive behaviours, core beliefs & harsh judgments to name a few.
I believe in our innate capacity & longing for intimacy & connection, alongside our need for the time & place to be alone & in solitude. Each couple is as unique as the individuals who have paired & how I approach their particular difficulties will be different.
Where there is loss there is grief. We lose a job, a friend, a pet, a home, our youth, our abilities, something or someone that has always been there. Sometimes loss can be small and we feel disappointed, sad, and able to move through our emotions with relative ease. At other times it is not so easy.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding for people with physical, intellectual & psychosocial disabilities. Counselling for NDIS participants helps to increase skills & capacity, motivation, confidence, & build relationships.
Urja is an approved counsellor for Victims of Crime. If you have been injured by a violent crime, Victim Services may be able to help you access counselling. Counselling is intended to help you recover from the psychological & emotional impacts of a violent crime.
Support At Work
Work is a large part of our lives. Other than for financial gain we also want work to be meaningful & be a place where we feel valued & respected. Workplace issues are a common source of stress for many. Urja is an accredited Workcover (SIRA) & Access EAP counsellor.
Awards : Certificates : Memberships : Accreditations
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between counselling & psychotherapy
Although counselling & psychotherapy can overlap, there are differences. Counselling focuses on enhancing people’s capacity to cope with specific life challenges such as anxiety, bereavement, relationship endings, reducing stress & improving well-being.
There is a substantial amount of evidence that supports the quality of the therapeutic relationship to be an important factor in the process of change. More than not, you will sense if I’m a good fit for you either at our first meeting though for some this may take more time.
Some clients have a very specific problem they need to solve & short-term therapy from one to six sessions may be sufficient. For others weekly or fortnightly appointments are needed over a longer period of time. It will all depend on what you need & want.
How I Work
The basis of how I work is based on the theory & practice of Gestalt therapy. The objective is to enable you to live a more choice-full life.
Awareness, Mindfulness & Meditation
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