Book your session below. In working with you privately I am drawing upon many aspects of my training and experience. I am Accredited with the Australian Counselling Association- Level 4. (Highest level). A session goes for 60 minutes which includes time for reflection and processing of the material covered.
A session may include: Working with blocks to having your authentic experience. Coaching and Counselling on any aspects of your emotional wellbeing. Talking about, experiencing and exploring emotions. Breath Work and Bodily Experiencing (Somatic Experiencing). Exercises and practices to try at home Working with ‘parts' of yourself creatively.
Clients come to me for many reasons such as: Feeling 'stuck' or unfulfilled in certain aspects of life. Issues in their relationships Exploring aspects of identity, sexuality, intimacy issues etc. (LGBTIQ+, Kink and Poly Friendly!) Processing Grief due to death of a loved one, loss of a relationship, job or beloved pet. Struggling with unhealthy habits such as drinking, drug use, porn or over use of social media. Anything that feels like it is "not working" in the person's life.
Modalities that I am trained in and use are; Transpersonal Counselling, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Symbol Work, Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) , Psychedelic Integration and Love Bites (Consent & Healthy Relationships training for young people). Currently being trained in EMDR.
Relationship Counselling: When you see me for relationship counselling, your relationship becomes my client. I spent 4 years working for Relationships Australia, and in this time counselled 100's of couples. While every couple is unique, there are common patterns and themes that she helps you identify and provides practical strategies to support you to regain a healthier connection. Relationship counselling is ideally committed to for at least 6 sessions. One off sessions are still an option. Discount for booking all 6 sessions available below.
Sex Therapy sessions are for couples or individuals who are experiencing issues or difficulties with any aspect of sex, sexuality or sexual intimacy. As a relationship counsellor, I found that so many couples and individuals had issues in their sex lives, but their previous counsellors had not brought it up or had not given much time to discuss sex, so they were not receiving direct support for this important aspect of their relationship.
This led to undertake more study! I am well on my way to completing my Masters in Sexology and towards accreditation with Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS). I receive regular supervision with a SAS Sexologist to build enough hours to be listed on the SAS website. Units completed so far include; Challenges in Sexology, Sexological Practice, Forensic Sexology, Foundations of Sexology, Public Health, Culture and Contemporary Sexology, Sexology Attitudes and Values, Reproductive Health and Qualitative Research. I hope to complete my Dissertation or Research Project in 2022.
Finer details: Sessions are available outside of business hours. (I manage a small counselling practice during the week). Sessions are also available online- no special software needed the link will be emailed to you once you book. *Limited sessions are available in person for those that can attend in Cairns.* Cancellation Policy: Sessions must be booked and paid in advance. Sessions may be rescheduled at no cost if 24hrs notice is provided. Sessions must be booked 24hrs prior. If Ella cancels for any reason, the session will be refunded in full.
Please note these sessions are not a substitute for medical or mental health support and I cannot diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any medical or mental health condition.