I am a Brisbane based Counsellor who has worked in Private Practice and Community settings with Adults, Youth and Families. Working both in the mainstream clinical setting as well as a more alternative holistic space. I have moved to Queensland in 2017 from Melbourne and I currently work from two locations, Greenslopes in the Brisbane area & central Ipswich. I am also working with Employment Assistance Program (EAP) providing counselling to employees in the corporate and community organisation in Brisbane and Ipswich.
In order to understand the symptoms and the nature of the problem, it is important to be aware of who you are and what your mind, emotions and psyche are reflecting about you and your situation. I work together with you and help you understand yourself better, your relationships and the difficulties you experience in life. Part of life is facing challenges and going through changes. Whether it is relationships, career, family, your goals or a change in you, the process of moving through the stress, conflict, confusion, anxiety and resistance is important and meaningful. I am here to offer you a space where you can express your emotions, thoughts and worries in way that supports you, providing you with relief, clarity, insight and meaning. The core of my work is around the “Authentic Self” and “Identity”.
In a session with me, you have a safe space to talk openly, moving at your own comfortable pace. The sessions are not rushed and focus on addressing your needs. We work on what’s happening for you in the present moment, focusing on the here and now, making sense of what’s really going on, before finding ways of dealing with the situation. Quite often, simply having a space to talk and have someone listen, is what it takes to feel better.
Counselling is a space to discuss rather than be told what to do, which encourages your own decision making, so that you feel empowered to make your own choices and direct your life. Everyone has strengths, and we utilise yours in a way that helps you understand the route cause of your issues and in turn explore ways in managing these.
I have an eclectic style of work, where I mostly draw from the Humanistic-Existential, Psychodynamic, Psychosomatic and Holistic approaches. Integrating modern clinical methods of talk therapy, as well as alternative holistic practices such as Mindfulness and Self Reflection. Each individual is unique and I believe it is important to support each person in a way that is most suitable to them. That is why I offer an option of General Counselling or Holistic Counselling, as well as Energy Healing and Holistic tools.
"To find your way in life, is to look within"
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
Counselling is a powerful tool for those seeking to explore and better understand the thoughts and processes behind their feelings and actions, as well as those seeking to overcome specific issues.
Honesty, connection and compassion are my values and I commonly work with issues around:
Life Purpose/Deeper Meaning in Life
Grief & Loss
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Katerina Klyueva ABN 50 129 793 828