We believe that good support is always helpful.
We regularly attend to maintenance of our cars, houses and training in our work.
Why should it be different with our relationships?
It’s an act of radical self love (not to mention good sense) to seek the support you need. And to choose to move out of the pain and suffering you might currently be in.
If you’re feeling stuck, unheard, or if you’re not feeling empowered, alive and enjoying your relationship, it’s time to get some support.
If your relationship is not functioning well and not improving on its own, it is unlikely to without support.
The patterns and behaviours that have led to the difficulty will repeat until the root cause is addressed and healed.
Should we seek counselling or coaching?
What is the difference?
Counselling concentrates on a person’s past and deals with healing emotional pain. It is focussed on helping someone move forward and to reach their fullest potential in life by understanding and resolving the past.
Coaching is more focussed on the future, on setting and achieving a person’s life desires and goals.
We also believe that in coaching the client/coach power dynamic is more equal and this is the way we prefer to work. It does require our clients to be able to self regulate and be responsible for the reality they are creating. Although we can older a deeper space for counselling on occasion when it is required.
Of course, clearing what gets in the way of someone achieving their goals can touch on clearing the past. This is where coaching and counselling can seem to overlap, but in coaching the past is not the main focus.
What is a somatic approach?
A somatic approach is one that includes working with the felt sense and intelligence of the body. It’s an approach that includes, but is not limited to our emotions. It works much faster and more intelligently than working with the mind alone, creating more sustained change. It demands a safer, well held and trauma informed container. This is what we aim for and will take the time required to create it, whether it’s from the top (mind) down, or from the bottom (body) up.
The great thing about working somatically is that you will know for yourself right away when things are working, we won’t have to tell you.
We are committed to creating a non judgmental, compassionate and creative container for you to build the relationship of your desires. We do not pass judgement on style of relationship you choose. We see you as people first, rather than a label, and take you as we find you.
We generally work as a couple, with couples. However, on occasion, if required we will support a client individually, either with one of us, or both of us, as the client wishes.
Are we right for you?
Like any relationship, it works best when there is a good level of support and mutual respect. It may take time to find the right person to work with and you should feel comfortable with whomever you choose.
Our style is genuine, candid, a little outside the box and we value humour and fun as an essential part of the process. We work best with clients who value a professional, yet direct, no bullshit approach.
Often our clients come to us with the opening statement of “We’ve tried everything else and if this doesn’t work we’re over.” We do notice they often say it with an expression of hope in their eyes that belies their words. They can feel instant relief when we say this can be the best place to start from.
If we believe we cannot help you, we will tell you that. We will not waste your money.
Having said that, we love the clients we do work with. We build a strong container of honesty, laughter and results. Along with a willingness to get in and do the hard stuff required to get the job done. We want you to feel good about what you are doing and the growth you are achieving. You’ll know it’s working when this is happening. This works for us too.
How much does it cost?
We do require you to pay privately and we are not part of the medicare rebate system. We do this because we believe payment brings a higher level of commitment to the outcome.
We also know that there are many good services out there that are available at a reduced fee if needed.
We also offer heaps of free info on our website, and our book Coming Together as an affordable level of support.
We believe our fees represent very good value for money.
We honour your hard earned cash by saying that if you don’t believe you have received good value for your session there is no charge. We don’t take this commitment lightly. We believe in what we do.
We prefer to work with a smaller number of clients for short periods at a time. So that you have our full attention and get the results you’re looking for. We do our best to give you a good idea of what it will cost upfront to achieve the goals you’re looking for.
When you’ve achieved the results you arrived with you get to enjoy them.
Then when/if you’re ready for the next layer, and you’ll know when this is, you can come back for another burst.
What Do We Need to Know About Your Practice?
Booking appts: Appointments can be booked by email here or calling 1800 826 872.
As mentioned on our How We Work page, our first point of contact is a free, no obligation 30 min Zoom session.
- Payment can be made via card or EFT on the day of your session.
- Getaways require a non refundable $400 deposit to secure your dates.
- Cancellation Policy: should you need to cancel your appt kindly give us a minimum of 24hrs notice.
- If you are more than 15 mins late without communication the session is cancelled and you are responsible for full payment.
In Between Support
Support in between sessions is included in your session fee. We have found this adhoc form of support, given at the right time can really support people in moving forward.
All of your information is kept confidential.
Anything you discuss with us in a session is completely confidential.
We adhere to professional standards of confidentiality.
We generally work with couples together. However, if at any time, you have one, or part of a session by yourself, what is said will be kept confidential from your partner unless you give express permission for it to be shared with them.
Now you have an idea of how we work and if you desire what we have to offer call us on 1800 826 872 or contact us here