counselling and coaching in eltham
From Feeling Small to Feeling Big
Creative conversations to gain clarity, build confidence and move forward.
Helping you find your way when it's hazy and rocky
We were designed for a simpler world. With increased complexity comes the need for more support. Working with me can help you reset your compass and find your way forward.
I'm not here to be small, to compare, to judge myself or you, to fit in or to be perfect. I'm here to grow, to learn, to love, to be human
Hi, I'm Kate
I could use this space to say how qualified I am and how you should choose me, but first, I want to acknowledge that we may be very similar. I’ve been in some challenging places and have felt overwhelmed and ill-equipped.
Counselling has been an essential part of my healing, helping me to heal and grow, recognise what is mine and what belongs to others, and trust and honour myself.
I aspire to what Sue Fitzmaurice says so beautifully: “I’m not here to be small, to compare, to judge (myself or you), to fit in or to be perfect. I’m here to grow, to learn, to love, to be human.”
I also love to be playful and goof around with my dog Charlie who “gets” all my jokes, and you’ll find us on long walks enjoying the smells, sounds and beauty of nature.
what to expect
Working with Me
Feeling safe and comfortable is essential to our work together, especially if past hurt or trauma brings you to see me.
I am always curious to learn about you, how you experience the world and your unique strengths and skills. Curiosity helps me not to make assumptions.
As Brene Brown says beautifully, “Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives”.
You are the expert on yourself. You are not the problem; the problem is the problem, and we can work together on it.
I combine coaching and counselling approaches in creative ways to suit you.
I’ve found that self-compassion is integral to balancing out the solid negative bias are brains are wired for.
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acknowledgement of country
My office is in Eltham, inhabited for thousands of years by the Wurundjeri-Willam clan (‘white gum dwellers’) of the Woi-wurrung-speaking people. I acknowledge their elders, past, present and emerging and their traditional healing ways.