Women's Counselling

I have separated out women and men’s individual counselling as it seems that the issues that impact on women can be quite different to those that impact on men.

These are particularly relevant around the different gender conditioning and socialisation that women receive as they have grown up in this culture.

It can also be important to acknowledge the expectations on women from society, their families and themselves that can traced back to some of this conditioning.

Women’s individual counselling may include dealing with:

  • depression,

  • anxiety,

  • self esteem,

  • goal setting,

  • grief and loss,

  • making choices,

  • dealing with strong reactions and emotions,

  • doing too much,

  • dealing with parenting issues,

  • communication,

  • recovery after separation,

  • single parenting issues,

  • dealing with illness, loneliness and

  • recovering from trauma and abuse etc.

The Richards Trauma Process is a safe process of 3 x 2.5 hour sessions for women who have experienced family violence; sexual abuse; abusive parents; early childhood abuse and neglect.  This trauma work resolves trauma held in the body and unconscious and frees people from the symptoms that are a byproduct of these traumatic events such as anxiety, hypervigiliance, depression, panic, chronic health conditions, rumination, and a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness.