Frequently Asked Questions

Holistic Living Counselling & Life Coaching

How is Holistic Living Counselling different to Traditional Counselling?

Most counselling is based on 100% talking between client and counsellor.

Holistic Living Counselling is different! It involves only 30% talking, which allows 70% of the session time to focus on process work ~ experiential healing activities.

Holistic Living Counsellors create an safe, open-heart connection with their clients. This is possible because of the large personal development component in their studies, enabling Holistic Living Counsellors to be comfortable with all of their feelings.

This approach is so healing for clients and creates a great deal of trust and rapport, which helps the healing to take place much faster.

How many sessions will I need?

Every situation is different. As a general guide, most people find they benefit from committing to 4-6 sessions. As deeper healing is achieved through the commitment with regular sessions.

One or two sessions are fine, and sometimes appropriate, but the long-lasting results will not be as deeply grounded.

How much does a session cost, and how long does a session go for?

One Holistic Living Counselling Session is an hour long and costs $80

I also offer a 15% discount if clients purchase 6 sessions or more, paid for in advance.

How often are the regular sessions?

The first session is about you sharing your story, and then together we develop a plan to work on goals and timing.

I find most clients are keen to get on with their healing journey, and follow up session is quite soon after the first, then we settle into a natural rhythm that suits you.

What if I need extra support under the Holistic Living Counselling section?

It’s not uncommon to look for extra support as we work your Holistic Living Counselling Sessions, and many of my clients find this by booking a Reiki Treatment or Relaxation Massage.

Holistic Healing is all about Mind, Body and Soul, and the mix of experiential Counselling and Reiki or Massage work well for total support.

Please see more information under the Holistic Counselling section

What experience and qualifications do you have to undertake Holistic Living Counselling?

I have a Diploma in Holistic Living Counselling and Holistic Life Coaching from the Holistic Living Training Institute, Melbourne, attained in 2001, and I have been practicing full time since graduation.

I am also registered member of the International Institute for Complimentary Therapies, which is a global holistic entity, based in Australia. You can find more here www.iict.com.au

What experience and qualifications do you have to undertake Holistic Living Counselling?

I have a Diploma in Holistic Counselling and Holistic Life Coaching from the Holistic Living Training Institute, Melbourne, attained in 2001, ad I have been practicing full time graduation.

I am also registered member of the International Institute for Complimentary, which is global holistic entity, based in Australia. You can find more here www.iict.com.au

REIKI

How many sessions would you recommend for Reiki Healing?

It is a personal preference and entirely up to you. You’ll feel restful, grounded and completely relaxed after one session, but more sessions will deepen the experience and healing.

I find clients who enjoy Reiki, commit to regular block sessions over a few weeks, and then come back for another block a few months later.

How often are Reiki Training workshops run?
I work with you and tailor workshops to suit your days and times that work best. This sometimes means breaking workshops over several days at natural pause points in the learning process.
Do I receive training material and a qualification?

Yes, you will receive a fully comprehensive Reiki Manual, which covers everything that I share in the teachings with you in the workshops.

You will also receive a certificate confirming your qualification as a Reiki Practitioner.

What should I need to bring?

An open heart and mind, and a willingness to look at the world behind your eyes!

I suggest a water bottle plus warm, comfortable clothes and socks, as shoes are not worn in the classes.

There is a lunch break during the workshop, and I recommend this is eaten away from our workshop space, so you can have some quiet time to assimilate the mornings teachings. We have restful area’s around the studio and we’re lucky the beach is short 2-minute walk, which is a great place to reflect.

I will be providing a notebook and pen, hot herbal teas, or you can bring your own.

How is Reiki performed?

You lie on a massage table, fully clothed are covered in a blanket and an eye bag on your eyes, soft music is playing.

As you begin to relax, I will guide you through a gentle 5-minute meditation to help you to relax your body and mind, and then I place my hands above your body or gently on your body e.g. head, heart, legs feet, shoulders. 

Sessions are for 1 hour.

Can I have Reiki with my Massage?
Yes, I often split Relaxation Massage with a Reiki session at the request of my client, or end a Massage with some Reiki to suit.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASSES

How long are the classes?
Classes run for an hour.
What do I need to bring?

An open mind and heart, and a willingness to learn the gentle art of relaxing your mind.

Comfortable, lose fitting clothes are also ideal, along with a bottle of water.

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