Healing Work

• General Information
• Individual Counselling
• Couples Counselling

General Information 

My work is in Holistic Psychotherapy, Counselling and Metaphysical Healing.

Sessions are Individual or Couple Sessions - 2 hours.
Phone or Skype Sessions are available - 2  hours.

I completed advanced training in psychotherapy, counselling and spiritual healing with Starbridge Personal Development and Training in Victoria, Australia. The diplomas are accredited by Australian Holistic Healers' Association.

For many years I developed and ran a series of self-development workshops, residentials and seminars designed to release blocks and limitations, release traumas, clear negative behaviours, and expand consciousness.

Since the '70's when I met and studied with a renowned meditation master and his successor I continued to study and teach in the fields of  Hatha Yoga, meditation and eastern philosophy while in India, the USA and Australia.

I now work with clients from my home clinic in Ocean Shores, Byron Shire, north coast NSW, Australia, in individual or couple sessions.  (See further information on What Happens in a Session)

While my work is based in psychotherapeutic and spiritual healing foundations, the process is unique to each person and each session.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY...

"The work is profoundly powerful and life-changing. I didn't think it was possible to gain access to those areas of myself to heal and release them. I never found anyone safe enough before Ri's strength, compassion and presence made it possible."       ...A.K.

"Best thing I've done for myself....it's truly worth it. This is something that continues long after the sessions."       ...N.G.

"This is the most profoundly transformational work I've experienced. It's that space that's being held where I feel safe, secure and supported to go all the way into the pain or wound. It heals on many layers. These are stepping stones on the journey home."      ...V.F.

"Thank you for all of your kindness and patience. I've seen lots of therapists over the years but never anybody so willing to persevere and who exemplified such a genuine love and willingness to help like you. It really meant a lot." ... R.

"Thank you, Ri, for leading me into battle and helping me find courage, strength, connection with my deeper self... and most importantly thanks for helping me reconcile with the concept of love for myself again"... D.C.

WHAT ISSUES CAN BE TREATED?

I assist clients in the following areas:

Depression
Stress
Pain
Anger
Relationships
Addictions
Grief
Adolescent Issues
Death and Dying
Menopause
Trauma and Crisis
Career Path
Family Dynamics
Mid-life and Ageing
Sexual Abuse
Sexual issues
Psychosis
Schizophrenia
Sleep deprivation
Chronic Fatigue
Health Issues
Psychic Attack
Paranormal phenomena
Spiritual growth and self development

 

Individual Counselling 

WHAT HAPPENS IN A COUNSELLING SESSION

There is profound benefit in talking something over with a good listener. This is the starting point.

I provide a clear, non-judgemental space in which you can safely explore your concerns or issues. The 2-hour sessions usually start with a short, silent time to gather information currently present in the body, energy field and mind.

I use methods and techniques which help to release reactionary patterns and conditioned responses. Emotions may be held frozen from past psychological and karmic imprints which create emotional distress, physical pain, mental stress and disease.

In the exploration, one gains deeper understanding of issues, at a suitable pace. Ri ensures the client's choices are respected.

In session, I offer psychotherapeutic processes to lift deep or unconscious material up into conscious awareness to be cleared. I provide the client with practical tools to work with in the session, many of which can be useful in daily life. I feel it is important to empower clients with on-going self-healing and personal evolution.

After the session the client often feels a degree of emotional relief and release. The depth of the experience can bring physical healing as well as mental relief and inner peace.

THERAPEUTIC METHODS
I use a wide range of therapeutic and healing methods based on extensive training and experience for over 20 years, including:

Bioenergetics
Trauma and Crisis Counselling
Gestalt Therapy
Dreamwork
Reiki
Energy Balancing
Jungian Psychology
Yoga
Tantra
Aura and Chakra Healing
Spirituality - East and West
Transpersonal Psychology
Art Therapy
Past Life Healing
Holotropic Breathwork
Meditation
Hypnotherapy
Inner Journey
Conscious Repatterning
















UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOTHERAPY


Our past experiences, emotions and impressions are encoded in the conscious and subconscious mind and within the cellular memory of the body.

Our old patterns and habits can literally trip us up or hold us back when we are trying to change, overcome negative behaviours, improve our health, to calm and clear the mind, or to fulfill our life's purpose. The quality and spontaneity of life can be freely expressed once we have cleared these old patterns.

Counselling, psychotherapy and healing can uncover layers of physical, mental and emotional distress, often revealing their origins and history, however distant.  These traumas and stresses are released. The client gains new understandings of how to live life creatively and confidently with empowerment, harmony and wholeness.

Holistic treatment addresses the interconnectedness of all aspects of our being; physical, mental ,emotional and spiritual, all functioning as one. Each reveals and affects aspects of the other.

All life issues, however challenging, are seen as opportunities for personal evolution and spiritual awareness.

FEES:
I choose to keep my fees very affordable. My session time is longer (up to 2 hours) and my session rate is much less than that of other professionals. This has no bearing whatsoever on the quality of the work, which is highly effective with immediate and positive outcomes.
I simply want to make this work widely available to all regardless of income.


Fees:  $110  - 2 hour individual session

            $130 - 2 hour couples session 

 

Couples Counselling 

One aspect of our lives which brings us great fulfilment and also tremendous challenges is relationships. 

I consider all relationships as areas of personal growth, whether it is parent-child, siblings, friendships, colleagues, and of course intimate relationships.

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

It is easy to lose our sense of self, personal direction, purpose and meaning when in close relationship. It also can become an arena of misunderstanding, mistrust, fears, instability, emotional pain, abuse and  physical violence.

Why is this, when this is the one we are closely related to, in relationship with or profess to care about and love?

The one whom we 'allow in' to our intimate space is often the very one who also triggers the hidden, deeper pains we carry from the past, childhood, or past lives.

IN SESSION

I bring a range of techniques to open up to the difficulties in the relationship. I hold the role of 'middle ground' which is neutral. I allow each a safe emotional space to express freely without judgement. I invite clients to be aware not only of the 'story' but also of the energy or dynamics within themselves and between them. From there I will suggest processes which help explore, defuse and clear tensions, while improving communication and connection between them. Non-violent communication principles can be given.

GETTING CLEAR

Understanding how and why tensions and problems have developed can be uncovered, and many times I will need to work individually with one or other of a partnership to clear negative past impressions, then bring them back for a couples session.

WHATEVER HAPPENS....

All relationships can evolve to a new level of understanding, respect and love. Sometimes the path is for ongoing togetherness, sometimes the karma is quite complete and the choice may be to move on; most important is the respect, healing and good communication to progress confidently and lovingly, whatever the case.

It is also possible to clear trauma or issues from relationships in which one member has passed over, in which case we work energetically, spiritually or shamanically for healing outcomes. True healing work is beyond physical limitations.

HOW TO CONTINUE...

Techniques which arise in the sessions may be used for ongoing personal healing. I offer methods to practice at home which help the client sustain a positive, self- aware state.

All life issues, however challenging, are seen as opportunities for personal evolution and spiritual awareness.

FEE:
I choose to keep my fees very affordable. My session time is longer (up to 2 hours) and my session rate is much less than that of other professionals. This has no bearing whatsoever on the quality of the work, which is highly effective with immediate and positive outcomes.
I simply want to make this work widely available to all regardless of the fees.

Fees:  $125  - 2 hour session for a couple

            ($105 for individual)