Atlas Counselling

Atlas Counselling was established to service a space less spoken about within the “helping professions”. Here at Atlas Counselling the focus is not finding solutions so much as finding the way through the process. This is an important distinction.

When you engage with Atlas Counselling, you are engaging in a process. You will begin on a journey of self-discovery and self-awareness. The ‘you’ that is actually IN your experience. Often our problems lay in the space between what our reality is, and how that picture compares with what we think our reality “should be” and the struggle with getting one to reflect the other.

Overcoming obstacles and managing problems is not the same as making them “go away”. We are not in the business of avoiding challenges or denying that they exist.  Working with Atlas Counselling, you will embark on an honest and open journey of raw self-discovery toward achieving those things that are most important to you!

I am often asked in which area of counselling I will specialise? A difficult question to answer in a world of boxes and pigeon holes – a world of parameters and labels. I will often respond with something like “My intention is to specialise in the human condition”. What this means is: what it is to be you in your life, unique and colourful. Life is rarely (I’d argue, ever) sat nice and snug in a box with boundaries and expectations all uniform and simple – where’s the fun in that? No, life is full of contradictions and pressures and desires and fears. Worse thing about it is, you didn’t even get to choose all of the things that you have seen, heard, touched, tasted and felt…so really, you are the sum of everything and everyone that has come before you. So, because you are just one person trying to embody and carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, you have to pick and choose the boundaries and parameters that you adhere to – No wonder things can be so incredibly overwhelming at times.

Like Atlas from Greek mythology, we often feel the burden of carrying the world on our shoulders. The sheer weight of that responsibility can sometimes be debilitating! To find the space within which to decide which boundaries and parameters we want to choose for ourselves, we need a friendly, judgement-free, safe place! That is the space where Atlas Counselling sits – Waiting to help you live your truth, your reality – authentically and powerfully YOU!

 

Emergency Contact List

 

Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 65 64 63
Australian Emergency Services:                    (Police, Fire, Ambulance) 000

For other options, please visit https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-helplines