I help people to overcome their challenges and make life good.
This is counselling and therapy for personal growth. It's for people who don't need a psychologist, but rather who want a skilled professional to help them grow in the things that make life good: self-esteem, clarity, direction, resilience, happiness.
I'm a qualified, registered counsellor who has spent decades helping people with personal growth. With degrees in both counselling and philosophy, I take an approach which focuses on change through insight. That is, I help people understand themselves (Why do I do that?) as well as life in general, so they can steer themselves in their preferred direction and create change. I then help people transform themselves through taking action within (working on their mindset and emotions) and without, in their lives.
I help people with both problems and goals.
Problems which people bring to me include anxiety, despair, shame, guilt, loneliness, social anxiety; issues with self-esteem, self-assertion, identity; a lack of direction or purpose, or challenges with dating, relationships, career, and so on.
Essentially, the challenges of making life work well.
Ultimately this is about becoming the person you want to be, and creating the life you want.
It's important to recognise that what I offer is not a mental health service. The difference between myself and a clinical psychologist is like the difference between a personal trainer and a GP; I'm simply not interested in disorders, and I don't provide any assessment or treatment for them. My passion and expertise lies in helping people with personal growth, with emotional strength and happiness, with creating meaning, with making their life work in the way they really want.
I work in several locations. I see people by Video or Telephone. And I have offices in Carlton and Bendigo, Victoria.
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