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For a lot of young people (12-30 years), going to therapy sessions are hard. They say they don’t know what to talk about, struggle to answer questions and dislike the small spaces.

I take a different approach to counselling/life coaching sessions. The client’s world is mapped out with their strengths and challenges to work on, the key issues and the skills to overcome them. Clients have a sense of learning and progression. I work with the whole family when needed to best support the young person.

It all takes place in a big, airy bungalow in Warrandyte with views out to the garden and plenty of whiteboards to capture the topic each session. Other areas for basketball shooting, pool table and punching bag outdoors to encourage movement and focus when needed. A big, furry and very lovable dog available for sessions if desired.

My approach is through a combination of solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural and narrative therapies alongside life coaching. In other words, it’s not just about exploring feelings but how to interpret them and manage them. Its very much about setting goals for where each individual is at and where they would like to get to. Clients get to drive where we go with me as the navigator and upskiller. My style is more informal with multiple activities outside of normal counselling including whiteboarding, ball throwing, basketball, dog hugs, stretching, pool table, anything that keeps people connected whilst we do the mind work.

I have extensive work and personal experience with the fabulous neurodivergent mind. Clients diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and other conditions very much benefit from my style. Those facing anxiety and/or depression challenges also get to explore their personal experience whilst being taught multiple management techniques.

Key topics explored may include:
– Anger management
– Anxiety
– Assertiveness training/communication
– Body image
– Coping skills
– Depression
– Diagnoses education
– Executive functioning
– Family conflict
– Grief and loss
– Making and maintaining friendships
– Mainstreaming at school or work (neurodivergent)
– Self-esteem
– Sexuality and gender identity
– Stress management
– Study skills
– Time management
– Trauma

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