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Counselling

When was the last time you felt “alive and well” and trusted yourself to step forward at the right time? 

Perhaps the busy life as you know it can feel like a “runaway train” and it’s time to slow it down or change direction?

OR is it time to give some attention to maintaining that road of bumps and obstacles?

It is perfectly natural to feel the effects of ever-changing life circumstances and environments.   Attempting to “rise above” or “move away” from difficulties may help at the time, but eventually can feel heavy, like “carrying the weight of the world” on your shoulders.

What is Counselling?

Unless you have experienced counselling first hand, it’s natural to have questions about what happens throughout the counselling process. Within a trusting counselling relationship, you will be encouraged to share your thoughts, fears, concerns, achievements, ideas, visions and more, while also collaborating in problem solving and decision making processes. Most importantly, you will be guided to access and embrace your own self-organising psyche and therefore feel empowered to tread more confidently in finding your own approach to healing and wellbeing.

A holistic integrative, person-centered approach is most valued which incorporates these evidence based therapeutic interventions:

  • Interpersonal Counselling
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Meditation and Visualisation
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Art Therapy, including Symbol Work, Sand & Clay Therapy

Evidence based models of wellness and positive psychology identify the integration of physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of each person’s life experience.  These are embraced at Creative Seeds:

  • Individual uniqueness – creativity and individuality without judgement;
  • Respect for cultural experience and differences, including ethnicity, gender, language, sexual orientation, language, spiritual beliefs and values, age, physical ability/disability, socioeconomic situation and more;
  • Mental Health, as defined by the World Health Organisation (2013); that individuals can realise their own potential, cope with life stresses, be productive and fruitful, and contribute in some way to their community.
  • A trusting therapeutic relationship that is collaborative and experiential in nature.
  • Every person’s natural and organic self-organising system that holds the capacity for wellbeing. 
  • Well Researched Wellness Models that incorporate core interactive human processes to enhance health, including: Physical, Creative, Coping, Social and Essential Self (Myers & Sweeney, 2007)
  • Lifestyle factors to adopt a healthier lifestyle: Exercise, Nutrition, Relationships, Meditation, Relaxation/Stress, Recreation and Time in Nature (Roger Walsh, 2011)            
  • Setting goals that involve living more effectively and meaningfully to achieve a fulfilling life in harmony with others.  
  • Creating a Balanced Life through mindfulness and self awareness involving different aspects of everyday experiences
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