Changes in life are inevitable I totally get that. Some feel good, some not so great.
I also get that in this busy culture, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out. Maybe you’re wondering if I can even relate to what you’re going through.
Let me just share some of the changes that I’ve had to deal with myself. I’ve had different forms of losses in my life, including significant relationships. Or, the nature of my relationship has changed, but not necessarily for the better.
The common theme of it all was: PAIN. Maybe you can relate to this.
The good news is, like you, I was looking for answers or someone to help me, someone who could somehow relate to what I was going through.
So this is what I did: I took a deep breath, and threw myself into understanding myself, my behaviors, and my responses to life and the curve balls that life sent my way. What I came to realise was “Life is not the way I believed it was supposed to be. it’s the way it is”. The way you deal with it is what makes all the difference".
I am located on the Gold Coast and specialize in successfully working with parents, adolescents and younger adults to develop effective ways of coping, managing and accepting emotional & behavioral issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Grief and Loss and Conflict and other things that appear as a result of being alive and life’s curve balls. In my work, I help address the various concerns most of us face including unhealthy communication and interpersonal difficulties. I believe counseling is a collaborative process where, by working together as a team, insight and a clearer understanding can be gained into areas of difficulty. This insight and direction is essential in leading to desired change and personal growth for both individuals and families.
My journey started there, and even though I’ve long completed that chapter of my own work, and learned lot's since including my training as a Social Worker and A Counselor my perspective on life, curve balls and all, has changed for the better.
It was the beginning of being able to feel stronger, healthier, and much happier, were I learnt to be like water and flow around difficulties. It’s also the place where the call developed, and I answered that call. My mission and passion is about helping individuals and families feel better, to lessen the pain they experience from day to day, get back on track and perhaps find a joyful bounce back in their step.
Perhaps, that’s what you want too, A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER, and maybe to discover your calling. I’m here to tell you that you can have that.
Feel free to call me on 0481 326858. Your story and situation is unique, and I want to hear it
Paul BSW, Dip HS
Let go of resistance and attachment to life's difficulties and "empty your mind to be formless, shapeless,
like water". Source: Bruce Lee