About Journey In & Me
Hi! My name is Melissa, and I have over 10 years experience in a human service organisation working as a family and relationship counsellor, and an addiction counsellor. I have tertiary qualifications in behavioural social science (Social Work and Psychology). In addition, I have certifications in various professional development courses, and draw on various therapeutic approaches to promote growth & transformation, including: Trauma Informed Practice, Internal Family Systems, Positive Psychology, Existential and Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), the Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Intervention (Suicide Prevention & Domestic Violence), Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Various Energy Healing Modalities and Mindfulness, to name just a few.
Journey In - Counselling, is my vision to empower you to become free from all your limitations, fears, wounds, and old patterns of thinking, feeling and reacting to situations and events that may feel out of your control or issues that have been unresolved. Counselling is a process that helps unblock stored emotions, old negative patterns of thinking and behaving, renew couple attachment bonds, and helps to eliminate excessive over thinking, stress, distress or numbness. My vision is to help you set intentions for yourself that are aligned with your values, purpose and desires.
With a passion for assisting people to live to their fullest potential, to be who they are truly meant to be, and to live with infinite possibility - my mission is to walk alongside you to assist you to unlock and transform whatever it is you are experiencing. Whether you are experiencing relationship issues, grief and loss, depression or anxiety, mild mental health concerns, trauma or symptoms from trauma, life changes such as divorce or separation, death of someone you love, or family issues etc., I strive to help you access your infinite wisdom; and to provide you with the tools required to help you set certain boundaries, to promote wellbeing, access unlimited energy, eliminate stuckness, create healthy and happy relationships within yourself and with others, process and manage grief and loss, etc., and to help you manifest into your life whatever your heart desires.
My mission is to empower you to become aware and enlightened, and to restore balance and harmony back into your life, so you can get busy living the life you imagine and are entitled to!
My Journey - I have experienced my own pain, sadness, anger, childhood wounds, fears, grief and losses in life and deaths of loved ones, and all the other curve balls that life throws at us. Life is a journey and we have all experienced at some time or another, various tragedies, hurts, adversities, separation, life changes, neglect or abuse, and emotional wounds, and yet we often feel we have to do it alone. I wonder why some people are struggling and think they have to do it all on their own. We go to the doctors if we are physically sick, why do we not do the same for emotional or mental unwellness?
I believe we can choose to let go of things/people/places/jobs/perceptions/beliefs/feelings, that no longer serve us or make us feel good, and we can make decisions that feel lighter and are more aligned with our true or core Self. We can choose to surround ourselves with like minded or joyful people (once we realise our self-worth) and we can choose to do things that are out of our comfort zone, and that feels exhilarating and which awakens us. I propose that everything is a choice, once we tap into our own infinite wisdom and let go of old and destructive behaviours, thoughts, or beliefs. My vision is to take you on a journey inside, notice what's important to you, identify the vulnerabilities that may have been hidden; and identify the road blocks that stop you from actualising your purpose and desires or blocks that stop you from creating genuine and deeper connections. Is it time to take time out for yourself, and to become the you, you were truly meant to be - to explore what lies within, without judgement - and to live a life of abundance?
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves
― C.G. Jung
Live Life Fearlessly!
MISSION & VISION
Mission & Values
My mission is to empower you to become free from all your limitations, fears, wounds, and old patterns of thinking, feeling and reacting to situations and events that may feel out of your control.
Have you felt stuck, lost your passion or vitality, felt numb, out of control, or powerless about your life and the events that happen within it?
Did you know that we are actually made up of energy and that we can create and are entitled to a life full of abundance and joy? We do, however, need to release blocked emotions and energy, negative or self sabotaging thoughts, feelings and behaviours, in order to break free from our inner imprisonment.
I value and practice with inclusion and diversity, accountability, transparency and social justice.
I value empowerment and encourage you to take control of your life by allowing yourself to open up to change, vulnerability, possibility, choice, flow, purpose and overall wellbeing.
Change is inevitable, transformation and evolution is a choice and imagination is the key!
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."
- Albert Einstein
To improve wellbeing and healthy relationships through safe, authentic and professional practices with high quality counselling and healing services.
Services offer a range of modalities, aimed to increase attunement and wellbeing in all areas including relationships and the mind/body connection, and to help create abundance and open up to possibilities.
Journey in services are located in a nurturing, non-conventional outdoor/indoor environment; and offers inclusive practices, regardless of sex, gender, religion, culture, class or race; and encourages clients to reach their fullest potential and transform their life.