Registered Counsellor Melissa Moss
Melissa Moss Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have trained and worked in the UK and Australia. I take a Humanistic Approach to therapy.
My approach works to heal suffering and pain in a natural way by acknowledging and engaging the whole-self. I provide a secure therapeutic relationship that acts as a strong base. This then helps to shift people from a familiar state of survival that is all encompassing, to a state where they can begin to thrive.
Part of working with the 'whole-self', means I am also concerned with how your sense of worth, identity and overall wellbeing has/is being affected by your past and present experiences. This means acknowledging everything in your environment that may have an influence: relationships, culture, society, family and friends. My role therefore is to support you to become conscious of who you are beyond these influences; all the conditions that have created obligation and a suppression of the self. My approach also aims to counter all of the conditions and develop a trust in the self, one that most people have never had, due to the systems that we are born into constantly controlling, instructing, judging and directing all that we do. Therefore, in therapy together we will work to undo all the ‘should's’ until you get to the point where you know the difference between what you think you 'should' do, from what you know you need and want to do.
Working with me will enable your language to develop from:
to: ‘I feel…because I need…so I will….’
I believe the process I offer works to inspire self- awareness, which further develops self-acceptance, and inevitably encourages and sustains deep internal healing.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to people 16 and above, of all genders, wanting to work with:
Trauma, Abuse of any kind (past and present), Grief, Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Dissociation, DID, Relationship issues with self and others, Substance dependency, Pre/ post-natal and parenting issues, Health anxiety, Illness and wellness, and much more...
Methods and Approaches I integrate into my practice are:
• Attachment theory
• Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
• Non-violent communication (NVC)
• Neuroscience and Psycho-education
• Art and Sand-tray
• Interactive visualisations.
Sand tray, art therapy, mindfulness etc, do not appeal to all clients, therefor I support clients in choosing what methods they feel comfortable using and we go from there. Some clients might say I’m curious about sand tray, but not sure I’m ready, therefore I take note of that, and we come back to it later when the client is ready.
There are no expectations placed on you, its your journey.
If this resonates with you, please give me a call or email me to make an informal inquiry or to arrange a free 30 min consultation, or please read on for more..
|Phone: 0415 837 831|
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82 Maud St Unley,