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Mrs Alyona Kobevka

Mrs Alyona Kobevka

Mobile +61 434 513 108
Psychotherapist, Process Oriented Therapist

A Healing Bridge

Mobile +61 434 513 108

My roots are in process-work: a dynamic blend between Jungian psychology and nature-honoring shamanistic traditions, with a focus on supporting your natural drive towards awareness and wholeness. I work with sensitive womxn & men who are seeking a slower pace and a nourishing space to face the difficult, dark, or hidden dimensions of their lives. I love working with folx who are navigating grief & loss, relationship troubles, spiritual emergence, repressed emotions, & loss of meaning.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Unit 2, 85 Yarralea St, Alphington, Melbourne VIC 3078 0434 513 108 PHONE 0434 513 108

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Online Video Consultations 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Burnout, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Creativity, Depression, Dreams, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Grief / Bereavement, High Sensitivity, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Psychosomatic, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Spirituality / Religion, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Dream Work, Existential, Integrative, Jungian, Process Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Soul Centred Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed

    I integrate process-oriented psychology (process-work), nature-based spirituality, and rites of passage models, offering a holistic framework for healing, soul development, and human maturation that truly respects the whole human being in their process of evolution. In practice, sessions may look like a blend of talk therapy, somatic exploration, dream-work, and visualization.

    Process Work is an awareness modality that allows us to find the hidden meaning and wisdom in irrational, unknown, and disturbing aspects of our life experience. This means that instead of turning away from what's difficult or unknown or simply relieving symptoms, we turn towards the difficulty that's presenting, and become curious about its message for our lives.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Bachelor of Social Work - 2011 - University of Victoria
    • Specialist Training in Holistic Psychotherapy - 2020 - Metavision Institute
    • Certificate - Ceremony & Rites of Passage Training - 2021 - Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute/Nature Knows

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    I am actively engaged in regular professional development, including monthly supervision, mentoring, personal therapy, and integrative training, which support me in my continuous evolution as a holistic practitioner. I am also committed to ongoing personal inner-work and self-inquiry and view this as imperative for being able to guide others with care and integrity.

    Background

    My background is both academic and eclectic, and I have been fortunate to work in the caring profession since 2008 with people from all walks of life across the world. I have served as a dementia support care worker, a social worker with youth, homeless men and women, and men in prisons, a career counselor, a life coach, and currently as a holistic psychotherapist and facilitator. My work as a therapist is informed not only by my rigorous study but also by the years of ongoing inner-work and personal healing. I support you in your self-discovery and healing as a supportive guide on the journey, rather than an 'expert'.

    Appointments

    My working days/hours:
    Tuesday: 10am - 8pm
    Thursday: 10am - 8pm
    Friday: 10am - 8pm
    Saturday: 10am - 3pm

    Appointments can be made through my online calendar: https://calendly.com/alyonakobevkatherapy/holistic-psychotherapy-session-60min?month=2021-09

    Transport and Parking

    Free parking is available on Yarralea Street or opposite at Dan Murphy's. Alphington train station is about a 4-5min walk away.

    Fees

    Individual sessions: $140AUD per 60 mins, available in-person and online via Zoom. I offer a sliding scale (upon request) for those who sincerely cannot afford my regular fee, as well as for those who identify as BIPOC and have financial barriers.

    Payment Options

    Bank transfer for sessions (or PayPal), due on the day of your session booking,

    Languages

  • English
  • Russian


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    10 Questions with Alyona Kobevka

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • I'd say it was destined. I can trace back to my early years and see the connection between my love for nature, my ease in listening to others, and my sense of home when supporting others during difficult times. In my early professional career, I worked as a care aid for dementia patients and soon after that as a social worker in prisons. There was something still missing for me, though. I longed for more depth and meaning in my work. I wanted to support people spiritually and to walk alongside others as a Soul-companion, amidst some of their darkest and challenging times. When I found a holistic model of therapy, it was a sense of coming home to my true vocation. I feel very grateful to be able to offer a bridge between psychology, spirituality, and earth-based ceremonial healing.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • There are many wisdom teachers and elders that have helped me to shape the work that I do today, including:

      - Arnold & Amy Mindell, the founders of Process-Oriented Psychology aka Processwork
      - Holotropic Breathwork & Transpersonal Psychology, founded by Stanislav & Christina Grof
      - Shamanism, Animism & Indigenous wisdom (Peruvian Curanderismo, the life-work of Malidoma Somé, Martín Prechtel, Daniel Foor)
      - The teachings of Francis Weller around Grief & Sorrow
      - Depth & Archetypal Psychology - (Carl Jung, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, James Hillman)
      - Rites of Passage models & Mythology
      - Somatic Therapies for trauma healing
      - Psychedelic & Plant Medicine exploration
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • I am most interested in the ways that the crises and traumas we experience in life can lead us to psychospiritually transform and experience deeper healing and wholeness. This is the journey of the Soul, where trauma is viewed as an initiation into a "second life" - a life of authenticity, purpose, and meaning.

      I am passionate about exploring altered states for the purpose of healing and self-exploration, and supporting people to integrate spiritual experiences into their lives (including the integration of psychedelics and plants medicines).

      I also love working with folks who are going through major life transitions - whether that is a dark night of the soul, a divorce or break-up, the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, a miscarriage, or a change in identity. In our contemporary culture, we don’t have a model for the ‘rites of passage’ that we inevitably go through, but I really enjoy bringing in this framing for some of the immense experiences that my clients go through. They often say it makes them feel more human and not so alone.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • My work is rooted in process-oriented psychology, which is a creative synthesis between somatics, shamanism, depth psychology, systems theory and Taoism. I also weave in dream-work and nature-based/eco-therapy practices, as well as ritual & ceremony practices.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Something profound happens when clients feel seen, heard, and witnessed in their full experience; in other words, when Love enters the room, it opens perspective and a new kind of seeing. I find it is this kind of connectedness that creates lasting healing.

      Also, I think it’s important to examine what is meant by “progress” and to be attuned to each person’s process and how things are unfolding for them. As a therapist, I like to celebrate and praise my clients often. I feel that we have lost the art of praise and celebration in our culture and it’s important to me to celebrate my clients for being who they are.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • The path of therapy requires that I am always learning and growing, and the more that I expand my awareness and identity, the more that I am able to be fully myself. I also learn so much from each client and am deeply humbled by listening to their stories.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Being a witness to people’s transformation and growth is probably my favorite thing about sitting in the role of therapist. It’s something I really cherish.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Oh yes - quite often, in fact. These days teach me how to be more kind and loving to myself and how to dance with the changes of life.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • The disconnection from nature, both our own inner nature and wild nature, is something that troubles me. I would like to be in a world where we know in our bones that we belong here, that we matter, that we have something to give… and that we are inseparable from the natural world.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • I love the book “Belonging” by Toko-pa Turner as well as a fictional book on dreams called “The Kin of Ata Are Waiting For You”.

      The films, Dune and Avatar are some of my favorites.
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    Mrs Alyona Kobevka

    Alyona Kobevka

    Psychotherapist, Process Oriented Therapist

    Are you seeking a holistic, body-oriented, and culturally aware style of therapy that respects the full spectrum of your human experience?...

    • Alphington
    • Dream Work, Existential, Integrative, Jungian, Process Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Soul Centred Psychotherapy, Transpersonal, Trauma-Informed