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Ms Zoe Hedges

Ms Zoe Hedges

Mobile 0405 317 768
Counsellor, Solution Oriented Counsellor

Ozstretch

Mobile 0405 317 768

Everyone has the ability to soar with the right support at the right time. You are the best guide to your own life and therefore you are at the centre of our collaboration. I will work together with you to discover the best solutions for your circumstances. I focus on using creative, relaxing and reflective methods to help navigate a pathway to discover your best future.

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Services

  • Counselling, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Our service is client focused and remains flexible to answer the individual needs of clients, whatever they may be. The services can be conducted online, over the phone or face-to-face at our offices. I also offer the option of consultations in your own home if it is within a reasonable distance, ensuring a familiar and safe environment.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Autism / Aspergers, Behavioural Issues, Carer Support, Childhood Issues, Cultural Issues, Depression, Disability, Divorce / Separation, Family / Parenting, Grief / Bereavement, Learning Disabilities, Life Threatening Illness, Migrant Issues, Pain / Rehabilitation, Postnatal Depression, Pre-marital Counselling, PTSD, Social Skills, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Internal Family Systems, Marriage and Family, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Solution Oriented, Somatic Experiencing®, Trauma-Informed

    As an experienced therapist who knows that one method does not suit all challenges, I work from a pluralistic philosophy with foundations in Solution Focussed Therapy to assist clients on their journey. I place emphasis on current research and discovering new ways to support and guide people to their own solutions.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Counselling diploma - 2017 - AIPC
    • BA psychology major - 1989 - University of the Witwatersrand

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association

    Quality Provision

    I participate in regular supervision and training to ensure my clients receive the best service possible.

    Background

    I have experience in many different areas. Most recently, I have helped with the process of submitting plans for children accessing the NDIS, as well as assisting those awaiting access to the scheme with short-term intervention. I have also supported families who have children with a disability through a tailor-made group skills development program.

    Grief, loss, anxiety and depression are other areas in which I have experience. Assisting many with navigating the changes in life, reframing or seeing a new view, and developing potential.

    Appointments

    1 hour on line or in person

    Fees

    Sliding scale

    Payment Options

    Direct deposit or Eftpos



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    10 Questions with Zoe Hedges

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

    • Counselling has been a persistent theme throughout my life. Starting with friends at school talking to me about their parents, boyfriend, friend, sport and study problems. My fascination with the human mind took me to studying Psychology at University. From there I spent most of my life helping families that included a person with a disability to manage and re-engage in the real world. Also supporting those with illnesses such as cancer or heart disease to manage difficulties and reformat their life. Always keeping in mind the life they want to live.
      Parent coaching was an important part of my growth experience as I thought bringing up children was one of the most important things you could do in your life but also through the experience as I learnt to walk the curve. Walking the curve of parenting is a skill learnt through time founded in Love.
      Believing in early intervention I’ve supported families through grief and loss after the death of a loved one or the end of a relationship or period of life.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Many all the way to the basics of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs in University and forward through Solution Focussed therapies and Somatic therapies to pluralistic therapy. Believing different techniques are different for different people at different stages of their lives. Putting people at the centre of therapy and supporting them on the basis that they know their own life best. I am constantly learning new tips, tricks and information which I enthusiastically share with others.
      “Knowledge not shared remains unknown.” Luigi l Lemencello from “Mr Lemincello’s Library” written by Chris Grabenstein
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • From beginning to end. Starting with the earliest years and using creative practices to engage both young and old to develop strong flexible minds and bodies.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Methods are dependent on the needs of the client. So I place the client at the centre of my practice and collaborate to form an alliance to find solutions to their challenges depending on their needs.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • The client should reward themselves for progress immediately after the first session as they have taken the first step to achieve change in their lives. Progress is then dependent on the current state of mind and how they view the world.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • Therapy has made me more tolerant, more thoughtful and more considerate of others. As well as more determined, more forgiving and more willing to try and grow.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Hearing others stories and seeing them achieve their objectives, aims and ambitions.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • All the time and I have a 101 tips and techniques for catching up and coping with them.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Changing environments and the effect they have on our thought spirit and all.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • Aah so many how do I choose?
      Movie: RED,
      Book: Birth without cruelty.
      Event: referendum to end aparatheid.
      Work of Art: Maggie Laubscher’s “Ducks”
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    Ms Zoe Hedges

    Zoe Hedges

    Counsellor, Solution Oriented Counsellor

    "Simply live and do each thing for its own sake." Vanda Scaravelli’s invitation might be easier said than done, however I believe this is a journey worth making. Whether you are searching for a solution to a problem, a greater understanding of your present situation, or you want to make peace with something that has happened in the past, enabling you to move forward; I can work with you to feel more empowered, to live your best life and fulfill your dreams.
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    • Internal Family Systems, Marriage and Family, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Solution Oriented, Somatic Experiencing®, Trauma-Informed