Registered Counsellor Nicholas Valentine
My name is Nick Valentine & I am a Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist practicing in Pascoe Vale, Victoria.
You may have arrived here in search of support & guidance to understand & process some significant issues that you have been facing in your life. Whether you experience these issues to be clear or vague, niggling or intrusive, individual or relational – I am willing & able to help.
Reflecting on my own journey, it has been the experience of safe connection & genuine carein key relationships that has ensured my personal growth, deepening awareness of human experience, embodied healing & capacity for acceptance & love. In turn, I have become passionate about working with people as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist, to offer the same gifts via the therapeutic relationship & assist development & healing.
I believe our deepest wounds occur in relationship, but so too can profound healing when there is an sense of safety & trust in the relationship the relational field. I also respect the uniqueness & sacredness of human experience, & I highly value individual autonomy & agency. Therefore, I am committed to providing an embodied sense of curiosity & exploration (instead of assessment & judgment), & authentic alliance & collaboration (instead of interpretation & instruction) in my practice.
In addition to my psychology studies, I am trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and the H.E.A.R.T model, & my practice is aligned with their method, mission, vision & core values.
For further information about these modalities, please visit:
As a sensitive being & someone who has engaged in personal therapy, I understand the courage it takes to engage in a therapeutic process, & so I always endeavour to help create safety & ‘hold the space’, with deep compassion & precise attunement. In doing so, we can ensure capacity for:
Mindful exploration of cognitive, emotional & somatic experience in relation to specific issues or triggers;
- Understanding patterns of experience & their origin;
- Discernment of patterns as helpful or unhelpful in the present context;
- Safe processing of relevant traumatic material & / or attachment themes; &
- Enhancing resources, adaptability & overall functioning.â€‹
Ultimately, we embark on the journey of counselling to reach the most authentic experience of being – as balanced, agile, safe, connected, confident, peaceful & playful souls.
I welcome you to make contact, & to ask any questions that might help you decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.
I really hope to experience the privilege of working together in the future.
Sending you best wishes for your journey.
Please feel free to gain further details of my practice and experience from my website - www.healingphase.com.au
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