Counsellor Pam Danson
Mobile 0481 840 780
I believe to some extent we all need healing and are needing to know our deepest selves in order to function fully and show up in the world. The world needs us to be on board and present for each other, and ourselves. It's urgent. And, we can find lightness in that too. There is much suffering; lets not leave it until our death beds to realise what needs to be done. Change can happen - it might not be as hard as you think. I find, and many find it deeply enriching.
I pay particular attention to what you want to get from your session. I will discuss with you what would be most helpful. I take time to get clear on what that is, so that we focus on what you came for. I also take time to work out what kind of session works for you: talking, dream work, developing skills, gaining understanding and overview of patterns and life direction, communication or your own unique needs. Maybe its moods; feeling despair, crazy or hopeless. Sense can be made of it all. New strengths and skills can be developed. I have 3 regular monthly groups: What's Your Process? Trauma as Spiritual Path; and The Sacred Work of Grief and Renewal. See my Facebook page for details & updates.https://www.facebook.com/pam.danson/
Dream Work, Experiential, Interpersonal, Process Oriented
I support you in different ways, using elements from Process oriented Psychology, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems and the work of Janina Fisher. Fundamentally I am working from a premise that 'something is always trying to happen'. That something might be a new direction, understanding yourself as a learner, adapting to change, finding your spirituality, dealing with grief, depression, anxiety and the like. Whatever it is, I consider it my job to help you with it by helping put it on the table and consider options, develop skills and often times embrace 'what is'. There is always a process happening that can be tapped into with heart and curiousity.
I actively maintain an ongoing personal, professional development and supervision practice to ensure your utmost well being and greatest understanding. (I also love Iearning!) I believe the success or outcomes of our sessions are co-creative - that is both of us contribute in an interactive way to creating new ways of being.
I have been working in different therapeutic contexts for almost 15 years. I have always maintained a private practice alongside working for organisations (tertiary and NGOs) in bereavement, crisis, corrections, disability and 10 years as a counsellor in an organisation that supports unpaid carers. As time goes by, I become increasingly drawn more and more to working with people who have experienced trauma. Many of my clients have been helped to recover from trauma through a variety of approaches. Being able to help you find solace, relief, understanding, function well and achieve your goals is my goal.
By negotiation - presently my days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & a half day Saturday.
Street parking; also plenty of parking in front of Kawana Hotel and in front of Dan Murphys.
$90 for 1 hour; $110 for couples.
Cash at time of appointment (or prior), if face to face, or internet bank deposit if Skype or phone, prior to appointment.
Hi, I'm a process oriented psychotherapist which simply means that I understand that everything is much more fluid than fixed, and everything can transform. Nothing is permanent. Things can change. I am filled with hope and trust in the wisdom of what unfolds, once we allow ourselves to engage with the exploration. ...