Swan Counselling - Peregian Springs
The Swan Counselling Difference
I can help you identify the inner strengths and compassion needed to overcome the challenges you are facing
Many practitioners take a top-down approach: change your thoughts you will change your behaviour.
Anita believes that a bottom-up approach is more effective for most people, especially for those who suffered trauma. Emotional pain is held in our body and amplified by the inability of our nervous system to make sense of it. She ensures that during their sessions clients’ emotions, not just thoughts, are heard, understood, and then regulated.
Informed by the Polyvagal Theory, Anita takes a body-mind approach for all psychotherapies, with the goal of her clients feeling safer in the world by the end of each session. So they will be able to tap into this new, felt, experience outside of therapy, in their life.
Because each client is different, there is no one-size-fit-all approach that can be taken in a counselling session. For this reason Anita blends a variety of therapeutic modalities to create a personalised program for each client, and adjusts the weight of each technique throughout the course of treatment. These modalities include:
The Difference that Compassion makes
When we realise that throughout our lives our body and nervous system protected us best they could and the ‘disorders’ are not our faults or weaknesses, we can then apply the power of compassion to heal and thrive. The power of compassion being the capacity to be present with what is and act in a self-supportive way.
Swan Counselling Treatments
Working through our problems is much easier if there is a compassionate, caring person who supports us along the way. If this person is a professional counsellor, who can tailor specific psychotherapeutic methods to our individual needs, our ability to heal and move on with self-acceptance and confidence is much bigger.
Whether you survived past traumas, notice signs of emotional chaos or have an internal voice that is beating you up, Individual Counselling will provide you with insights into your own personality and help you become more resilient. It is choosing to thrive not just survive.
From Loss to Resilient Grieving
If you find yourself numb and helpless as you grieve, or are overwhelmed by life transitions, you just need to know that you are not alone. You don’t need to go through grief and bereavement unsupported. During Grief Counselling you’ll find ways to reconnect to your own strengths. Learn to allow yourself to receive and offer care. Experience how self-compassion and simple strategies to live mindfully in the present can help you through your painful journey.
Being in relationships where our emotions are not understood or are ignored can lead to disappointment and even to grieving, as we may have indeed lost a dream. It often takes the eyes of a third person, the relationship counsellor, to pick up patterns and downward cycles in behaviour or communication between partners or within families.
If you want to give your children the best chance to become emotionally strong, sensitive and calm adults, think about the impact that unhappy, stressed out or emotionally walled-off parents can have on them. Investing in your relationships is an investment in their future.