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We all experience times in our lives where we feel confused, sad or frustrated. Circumstances arise giving us a sense that we are out of control; don’t know what to do, how to do it or where to turn to. Well meaning friends and family try to assist by giving advice and support, but often this can be subjective and emotionally charged. We tip the scales the other way, helping you discover your own path to resolving inner turmoil, acknowledging loss and moving to acceptance, identifying coping and problem-solving techniques, self understanding and acceptance.
Finding solutions together is my goal. Forming a trusting working relationship where you feel comfortable to work through your issues. My experience has been in many areas including relationships, couples, stress management, anxiety, self esteem, loss & grief and personal issues. I am the President of the Counsellors Victoria, a Clinical (Level 4) member of the Australian Counselling Association and a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
Supporting individuals with disabilities and their families is my passion. I have over 12 years’ experience in the disability sector and believe that a person centred approach to counselling is central to positive outcomes for individuals. In order to do this I utilise different approaches tailored to best support individuals in their journey towards a life full of purpose and meaning. My aim is to empower individuals so that they can flourish and grow. Clients learn the skills they need to meet challenges and have a “road map” of how to navigate those challenges. Learning along the journey how to set goals and strive towards them. Through counselling, coaching and community linking all individuals can realise their goals and determine the steps they need to take to successfully attain them.
An Educator and a Counsellor, Sheelagh provides General Counselling and Life Coaching. She is passionate about Personal Development. Her special interests are: Stress Management, Assertiveness Training, and the Management of Transitions/Change. Registered with The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and with Counsellors Victoria (CV), she is also a recent past Board member of Counsellors Victoria where she served a three year term. Qualifications B.Ed., Dip.P.E., Dip.Prof. Couns., Cert.Train/Ass.(TAA), Cert. Small Bus. Mgt.
Based in Berwick I offer a warm, safe and accepting space where together we can explore issues that are troubling you. Life can be full of many challenges where sometimes we feel overwhelmed, alone and unheard. During such times it can be helpful to talk with someone who is experienced in understanding where you uniquely are. I place great importance on the relationship between myself and my clients and my approach is caring and flexible to suit your individual needs. My focus is in helping you to regain control of your life and feel less overwhelmed. In our discussions we will work together to identify the changes you are seeking and how these can effectively be put into practice to help you feel more in tune with the life you wish to lead. I also offer Professional Supervision