The woman behind the page

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Welcome lovelies, I'm Elle! 

I am an accredited Counsellor & a Provisional Psychologist. I’ve always had a passion for helping others, and now I’m turning that into a reality.

Finding my purpose 

 

In my late- teens and early twenties, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The world that I have come to know was destroyed and it took my sense of self with it. I felt anxious about the past & future. I felt utter sadness in my soul. I felt defeated...

 

I have spent years working on a ‘solution’ before I came to the realisation that the path to healing starts from within…which then lead to my transformation. I embarked on a journey of self-discovery by raising my consciousness around my behaviour, habits and leaving behind the coping strategies that no longer served me. By looking inwards and sitting myself I’ve learned the art of understanding myself then others. My journey has just begun.

 

Since then, I went on to complete three degrees; Bachelors and Honours in Psychology and a counselling degree. Through my work I try to empower others on their path of personal growth. Outside of my work as a therapist, I’ve committed myself into practising meditation, yoga and journaling for self-reflection.

I refuse to let those internal challenges become a barrier in pursuing my true purpose.

I wholeheartedly believe that you can still aim for your valued direction, despite encountering difficulties in your journey. 

I believe that recovery is an individual process and that with the right kind of support everyone can live a life based on their own strengths, values and goals for the future.

I am so happy and excited that you have stumbled upon my page. I believe everything happens for a reason and I hope my story inspires you to fulfil your true purpose in life.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, Australian College of Applied Psychology

Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced (Honours), Monash University

Diploma of Counselling, Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

ASSOCIATIONS

                                            Australian Counselling Association - Member no. 15015

                          Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Reg:  PSY0002501165.                

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING 

Hosted workshop - "Regulate your nervous system, unlearn your childhood survival responses" @ https://thehappinessplanner.io/workshops 

    
Trauma Informed Care: Mindfulness-Based Treatment for Post-Traumatic Growth

Schema Therapy Online Course 2: The Mode Model for Complex Cases

Polyvagal theory with Deb Dana

Emotionally focused therapy - with Dr Sue Johnson for couples interventions.

Blue Knot Foundation workshop  - Connection and safety for complex trauma survivors

 

Blue Knot Foundation workshop - Building Trauma Awareness