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from $ 150 / session

Melissa Shadforth
Counsellor

Available to take clients
Does online sessions
Sydney, NSW
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Specialties

Anxiety / Phobias

Relationships

Parenting & Family therapy

Grief / Loss

Confidence & self esteem

Therapeutic style
Acceptance Commitment Therapy
Person-Centred
Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
from $ 150 / session
I believe our relationships are core to creating a safe environment for present moment awareness and reflection. I work with counselling clients of all ages online and nature-based in Sydney, through an integrative approach, to help them reconnect with their inner wisdom, develop insight, understanding, and ultimately become their own advisor.

Through 20 years in professional and financial services across Australia, the United States, and Hong Kong, I observed our disconnected ways of being. This motivated me to deepen my professional knowledge and thread this with lived experience to provide support without judgement and explore the nature of being human.
About
I believe our relationships are core to creating a safe environment for present moment awareness and reflection. I work with counselling clients of all ages online and nature-based in Sydney, through an integrative approach, to help them reconnect with their inner wisdom, develop insight, understanding, and ultimately become their own advisor.

Through 20 years in professional and financial services across Australia, the United States, and Hong Kong, I observed our disconnected ways of being. This motivated me to deepen my professional knowledge and thread this with lived experience to provide support without judgement and explore the nature of being human.
Languages spoken
English
Gender
Female
Credentials
Profession
Counsellor
Experience
4 years
Education
Monash University  •  Masters  •  2018
Master of Counselling, First Class Honours
University of Technology Sydney  •  Bachelor  •  1998
Bachelor of Business, Accounting and Finance
Monash University  •  Grad cert  •  2021
Graduate Certificate of Educational Research Candidate
Memberships
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (2018)
Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy (2018)
Organizations The Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (2020)
Yoga Australia (2021)
Further training
200 Hour Integral Yoga Teacher, Asanas and Pranayama Beginning Level (2016)
300 Hour Integral Yoga Teacher, Asanas and Pranayama Intermediate Level (2017)
Accessible Yoga Teacher (2018)
Neuroscience, Yoga, and Mindfulness for Mental Health (2018)
Raja Yoga Foundation (2019)
KAY Children's Yoga Teacher (2016)
Mentoring Girls Training (2016)
Ontological Coaching in Action (ICF Accredited Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Program) (2016)
First Aid, CPR, AED (2021)
Locations
Nature Based Counselling
Sydney, New South Wales
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