• Are you experiencing low-level dread or ongoing worry?
  • Is stress or distress impacting your work, relationships and/or sleep?
  • Do you find social interactions so nerve-wracking that you avoid them as much as you can?
  • Are you feeling ‘wired but tired’, and unable to switch off and enjoy your leisure time? 
  • Are you concerned for the wellbeing of loved ones, and perhaps experiencing compassion fatigue or burnout?

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If so, there are several ways I can help.  

I draw on a range of evidence-based understandings that have emerged from research into self-compassion, mindfulness, positive psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and neuroscience.

What this means for you

  • Discover a different way of being in the world and approaching difficulty; a way of being where you can relax your body and calm your mind whenever you need to, and see how things are without immediately having to jump in to change them
  • Practice noticing your thoughts so you can retrain your brain to think in ways which are more helpful, and take action on habits which no longer serve you.
  • Learn to name, have and hold difficult feelings, and listen to and embrace your wounded parts so that healing can take place.
  • Increase your psychological flexibility so you can choose wise action in the midst of difficulty and stress.
  • Learn the practical skills of advocating for yourself, creating boundaries and developing assertiveness so that you can have harmonious relationships that work for all parties.
  • Step out of your comfort zone knowing you have my support through the tricky bits.
  • Expand your capacity to tolerate difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences – and with that, your resilience and wisdom.
  • Find your own favourite ways to practice healthy optimism and gratitude, and make the best use of the latest research coming out of positive psychology.
  • Come to understand what is keeping your insomnia going, and take small specific steps that will see you sleeping and feeling better.

My approach both embodies gentle compassion and the necessary consistent encouragement to my clients to recognise and act upon the thoughts and behaviours that are maintaining the unhelpful and unpleasant cycles of stress and anxiety they find themselves in.

If you’re ready to explore the next steps, you can either book a Free Call to see if we’d be a good match to work together, or jump right in and book a Coaching Session.  Although I may make some recommendations, I don’t ask you to book a minimum number of sessions:  You’re welcome to take things at your own pace and see how you go.

Sessions are available via phone, Zoom and also in-person in Coffs Harbour.