Holistic counselling is a gentle and compassionate form of Clinical Therapy that can help you to find yourself when you feel the need for support or assistance.
Are you struggling with your emotions?
Are you feeling sad, lonely, anxious, depressed, hopeless, angry or suicidal?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed, worried, stressed, disconnected or isolated?
Do you suffer from any of the following: depression, unexplained illness, panic attacks, mood disorders, low self-esteem, paranoia, family or relationship problems, substance/alcohol abuse or any other addiction?
Are you trying to come to terms with past concerns such as- loss, guilt, abuse, bereavement or marriage/relationship breakdown?
Are you going through a time of change that you feel you might benefit from some extra support with?
Or would you simply like to speak to someone & be really heard in a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space?
If the answer to any of the above is yes then please don’t hesitate to ring in the strictest of confidence (085-9371879), contact us through our enquiry page or email to make an appointment to start on your journey to be the best you that you can be.
Anna has a B.A. in Counselling and Psychometrics and has been working as a Counsellor in a clinical setting for more than 10 years. She describes herself as an Integrative Holistic Counsellor, as, though she trained predominately in Person-Centered Therapy (Carl Rogers), she also had training in many other areas. She developed a great interest in ACT- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, CBT, Psychotherapy (Freudian & Jungian), Existential Therapy (Viktor Frankl) & Narrative Therapy (Micheal White). Anna has been constantly seeking to expanded her practice (through regular workshops, training & seminars) to include many other types of therapeutic & healing techniques.
What is Holistic Counselling?
Holistic Counselling is an approach which helps clients to heal by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration for treatment purposes. In other words, where traditional counselling methods consider only the psychological ramifications of issues and behaviors; Holistic Counselling assesses and treats from physical and spiritual contexts–as well as a psychological or mental ones.
It is important to note that there is a difference between a qualified Counsellor who takes a ‘Holistic approach’ and someone who “counsels” or “coaches” clients by using Holistic techniques.
The former is someone who has attended and graduated from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a BA Degree in Counselling/Therapy and who has met all the clinical experience and accrediting requirements, including regular supervision. After which, they have then chosen to also incorporate treatment methods which are Holistic in nature. They can hold additional certifications and degrees in holistic areas, but they practice as fully qualified Counsellors.
The latter is a person who may or may not have attended college and who may or may not have achieved certification or earned specialised qualifications in the fields in which they offer assistance. Some use the title Holistic Therapist, Spiritual Counsellor, Life Coach etc.
Physical Aspects: Holistic Counsellors look at a client and evaluate how the physical body is involved and affected with the goal of facilitating a sense of physical well-being. Counsellors have a spectrum of areas in which they can be trained and specialise; for example: Reiki-based treatment, yoga instruction, energy healing, chiropractic techniques, massage therapies and applied acupuncture/acupressure—just to name a few. Many offer their clients assistance with dietary issues, weight management, vitamin and mineral supplementation, exercise and the development of proactive health measures.
Spiritual Components: The Holistic Counsellor acknowledges that the human spirit is intricately involved in the healing of the total person—mind, body and soul, and an increasing number choose to incorporate the spiritual aspect in a generalised way. Holistic Counselors should respect the client’s personal beliefs and let the client assert and superimpose their personal orientation onto the spiritual work that is done in the therapeutic environment.
How Holistic Counselling Can Be of Help to You
Holistic Counselling can help you achieve:
- Tools to cope with anxiety and stress
- Greater self awareness and self acceptance.
- Greater respect for your body and how it works as a whole.
- Deep healing of the past and present relationships.
- A more peaceful, centered approach to life.
- Greater health and vitality.
- Emotional well being.
- A deepened sense of spirituality.
- Finding and living your true life purpose.
- A greater ability to cope with traumas such as death, divorce and abuse.
- An enhanced feeling of optimism and self esteem.
And so much more!