SCIENCE BASED, INTEGRATIVE HOLSITIC COUNSELLING SERVICES
“THE BODY HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO RENEW ITSELF THROUGH CONTINUOUS SELF-CORRECTION. THESE SAME PRINCIPLES ALSO APPLY TO THE HEALING OF PSYCHE, SPIRIT, AND SOUL.”
- Dr. Peter A. Levine
HOLISTIC COUNSELLING SERVICES
At Mandaram, we approach Holistic Counselling through seeing an individual as part of a greater whole - where we aim to work with our clients in finding the root cause (or core) of an imbalance or issue - whether this be mental, physical and/or emotional.
We work towards helping the individual break free of limiting thought patterns, belief systems, and behaviours and help them find the strength, courage and the resources necessary to be able to make the required changes to overcome difficulties and challenges, and move forward in life.
We also focus on providing our clients with the tools, skills and methods to be able to better manage the challenges of daily life; find more balance; be able to better navigate and facilitate change; pinpointing resistances and obstacles to change; finding more energy, motivation, joy and contentment in life; and feeling more empowered to create the life that they want.
We offer Holistic Counselling in the following areas:
- Anger Management
- Body Consciousness and Acceptance
- Chronic Pain
- Emotional Eating and Eating Disorders
- Facing and Living with Chronic Illness
- Grief and Loss
- Low Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
- Men's Counselling - Specifically for Men's Issues and Challenges
- Relationship Counselling
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Stress (Financial, Health, Relationships, Work)
- Trauma and Abuse
All of our sessions are fully confidential.
We offer both Telehealth online and in-person consultations (COVID-19 Restrictions permitting) for both our regional and much broader community.
All of our services are personalised to the individual and our purpose-built space is located in a serene and private location, surrounded by landscaped gardens.
INITIAL CONSULTATION (TELEHEALTH OR FACE-TO-FACE):
Duration: 1 hour
SUBSEQUENT SESSION(S) (TELEHEALTH OR FACE-TO-FACE):
Duration: 1 hour
EMERGENCY TELEHEALTH SESSIONS (FOR ONGOING/EXISTING CLIENTS):
Duration: 30 minutes
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH US
Working with a counsellor is part of an emotional journey, and is one where you need to be (a) comfortable with the process, (b) and feel comfortable with and trust the person that you will be working with on this journey.
As such, our initial sessions generally cover the following aspects:
- In a gentle and exploratory way, we will firstly discuss with you the issues and concerns that you have and then help you look at prioritising these issues and concerns.
- We will then discuss with you the options with respect to counselling, and discuss with you a forward plan that works for you.
BOOK NOW FOR AN INITIAL COUNSELLING SESSION WITH US
Willem Bouma has a Graduate Certificate in Change Management, and is a Holistic Counsellor, Life Coach and Meditation Teacher and Ayurvedic bodywork therapist. He is also currently completing his Masters Degree in Holistic Counselling. Willem also has over 30 years experience as a communicator, mentor, coach and facilitator, both in Australia and internationally.
Willem has experienced first hand the trials and tribulations of the challenges that life can bring in his own life - including recovery from childhood trauma, loss, a highly aggressive form of cancer, separation and divorce, and establishing a more complete sense of self and life purpose. this helps him bring a deeper understanding and - and understands what it means to have counselling as an integral part of healing as a way of being able to move forward in life.
What underpins all of Willem's work with his clients is: Respect; care and attention; focus; and a deep understanding that each of us have our own challenges to face in life.
Fire Sanders is a Holistic Counsellor with a total passion for what she does and offers. Fire has an Advanced Diploma of Ayurvedic Medicine and a Masters Degree in Holistic Counselling. She is also a Biomedical and Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, and is currently finishing her Masters Degree in Biomedical Yoga Therapy. She also has over 25 years experience as a communicator, mentor and coach, both in Australia and internationally.
Fire knows first hand the pain of long term emotional and health challenges and the impact of this on life in all aspects. Having suffered for many years with debilitating digestive issues that spiralled out of control and left her unable to digest food, with IBS, anxiety and severe panic attacks, and in a wheelchair and unable to walk without severe pain, Fire used Ayurveda, Counselling and Yoga to take back control of her body and mind, and work on the journey to recovery, and in the process work to also heal childhood trauma and loss.
Fundamental to all work that Fire undertakes with her clients is: Care, attention and focus; respect; professionalism, individualised care: and everything that she does and offers to her clients, Fire practices in her own life.
COUNSELLING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP
For those experiencing financial hardship, we offer a scholarship program to cover partial costs of counselling. Applications for scholarships are limited, are available on request are are assessed on an individual basis.
If you have any questions or queries about how we may be able to help you, please do contact us either via our online form, or call us on +61 (0) 490 666 064.