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Believe, trust, forgive & love, helping you to thrive, not just survive.
Hello, and welcome. I am Yvonne and my passions and interests have always been holistic in nature leading me to study in a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, Craniosacral Therapy (Human & Equine), Natural Horsemanship Training, Reiki, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Crystal Healing, Bach Flower Remedies. These interests led me deeper into study where I graduated in 2014 in Psychology, Criminology and Sociology at Flinders University, followed by Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Adelaide. I am currently registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
The experiences I have had throughout my life have shaped me into the person I am today. Each event has promoted my growth and willingness to want to learn a new way to adapt, to cope and to assimilate the enormous changes that have presented themselves. My studies have given me the scientific foundation and my spirituality gives me another perspective. My therapies use a combination of both modalities which offers a more holistic approach to my clients.
Horses have always been a huge part of my life and since the age of 10 years old I have never been without a horse. I have studied and trained in Natural Horsemanship. How we interact with horses and how they respond to us correlate very closely to our day to day interactions with others and this has been pivotal in my understanding of animal/human behaviour. I am offering Equine Therapy as I know how incredible the changes can be in our lives when we reconnect with nature, our environment and animals, it is transformational. I moved to Australia from the UK in 2005 and brought my horse here with me that I had since he was a baby and whom I was not leaving behind, he was my family too.....he flew first class, whilst I travelled in economy!!!
I was very blessed to have grown up in a home where my mothers laughter filled the house every day....nothing was ever that damning to my mother where she was not able to see another side to the story or event and I have been fortunate to have embodied that trait. It is not the event itself that affects us but our perception and reaction to the event. Loss and trauma have been regular visitors in my life and I have searched for answers to make sense of these, and my study and curious nature have helped me to grow and to thrive in this experience called 'life'.
I have found my calling and love working with people who need to find their way forward through the pain, grief, trauma, relationships and work challenges along with all the other constant changes that life bestows upon us. Utilising CBT, IPT, Hypnotherapy, MBCT and Narrative therapy, I am able to untangle the dialogue and perceptions that initially serve us in coping with an event, but ultimately keep us tied into that event.... A willingness to see things differently and to be open to change is the key to our success. That is how I found my way through life's challenges.
Respect, compassion and empathy are at the core of my practice and I am always guided by what the client wants or needs, this is your journey not mine and I will help you facilitate it in a way that feels right for you and if you don't know what that is, I will walk with you to find the path that is yours. Helping you to shape your thoughts and feelings and adapt behaviours that empower you, giving your life a different perspective and feeling. This is your story and you can be ready to write the next chapter. With growth comes change......and as Dr Wayne Dyer said 'when we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change'. (From Change your Thoughts Change Your Life)
I am able to offer my services to NDIS Clients and Private Clients
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