Counselling | Mentoring | Oracle
The Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC), covers all the traditional counselling styles including Cognitive-Behavioural, Person-Centred, Gestalt, Solution-Focused, Narrative, Relationship and Family Therapies with further study in Childhood Development & Effective Parenting.
We've also had what we call 'fringe' experience -- that is, working under one title and operating unofficially as counsel -- with addiction, relationships, depression, grief & loss, etcetera.
There's no need to know exactly what you're going to talk about. We'll work that out together. Certainly, if you have complex issues or simply don't want to forget anything, feel free to make notes beforehand. Be sure to have all the usual suspects handy i.e., water, tissues, note paper and pen, headset (for phone calls), a quiet space, and a comfortable chair.
The Bachelor of Society, Life & Learning from Macquarie University, is a veritable feast of sociology, education, philosophy, political, gender, anthropology and cultural studies. It's where we learnt how to talk about what we were already doing and thinking, as well as how to engage with existing systems such as policy, education and media. The Diploma of Counselling from AIPC, did much the same thing - validating how we intuitively listen, hear, ask and be with people, not just their stories. Our skills in business, marketing, design and publishing, are gathered together from a lifetime of practice, research and refinement.
There's no one degree that summarises what we know or how we operate. Much of a mentor's job is to be flexible, adapt to client needs, and fill the gaps in a client's existing system of support, skills and resources. We do this, and more, via a strange mix of (i) acausally locating information needed (it's really quite freaky how it happens) and, (ii) divining (for want of a better word) information in situ in the form of pictures, phrases, questions and other relevant data. Since there is no Doctorate of Divining, please refer below to a list of accreditations.
Our list of clientele boasts mental health workers, physicians, teachers, truck drivers, retirees, spiritual healers, single parents, art workers and tradies. The projects we work on can be broadly categorised into business, relationship and personal development, although this is only part of the story. Mostly people come to us for what they can't get elsewhere. Which is different for everyone and therefore difficult to quantify.
Please refer to the Case Studies for a more in-depth analysis of our professional portfolio.
Speak naturally, in your ideological language, using the terminology that makes sense to you. No need to try and make it relevant to us. We will either 'hear' you directly, have your message translated automatically, or ask questions until we understand. This might take some getting used to if you've only ever dealt with professionals who advise, assume, and aim you in a particular direction.
Phase 01: The first session(s) will most likely be discovery-based, focusing upon where you're at, what you want/believe, and how best to proceed.
Phase 02: Following discovery is exploration. The transition from one phase to the next can be so subtle you don't notice. Each phase can last less or more than a single session.
Phase 03: Next, we encounter the allowing phase, where you practice any new skills or put in place your next steps. This is where our style of mentoring really shines. As you move into the unknown, we're here for reflection and review of anything that comes up for you.
Phase 04: At any point during the mentorship, you might change mindset, direction, focus, methodology or explanation for what's going on. At all times, we are open to the bigger picture or finer details of any aspect that flags with you. This is called the pivot. It is perhaps the most important part of what we do -- allow for inclusion of newer, wider, older, closer, higher, or deeper facets between the here and now.
Please download the Mentoring Info Sheet for more on how to prepare and what to expect.
Oracular work is about seeing what you see, and being able to articulate it in meaningful ways. Like a shaman who interprets the dreams and visions of their charges, an oracle senses the goings-on of their articles. This may be, for instance, being able to see how angels appear to you or your memory of deep, living, genetic, parallel or etheric roots and connections.
While we do not have a degree in Oracular Science, we are well equipped to do this work. You might even say, it is work that comes most naturally. People have given us names and titles to explain our strange abilities (see below) but few of these cover the full gamut of how we are.
From an early age we have been able to sense what people see-feel-think -- somewhere between a memory and an emotion that appears in complex, mostly non-verbal information. At times, we are prompted to deliver messages without knowing why or even what it means.
Professionally speaking, this work is rarely carried out on its own. Most clients seek out more traditional consultations and the oracle simply comes along for the ride. As a matter of course, we read cards, offer 'spiritual healing' and work with mental health clients who have been misinterpellated as 'disordered' when in fact they are simply divergent from the pathological norm.
As a sociologist with specific interests in communication, cosmology and healing, the oracle also forms part of our study-writing projects. It drives our motivations around which direction to head and what choices to make, in all things. We prefer the title metasen, one who senses information, which feels less loaded with preconceptions.
There's nothing magically different from any other consultation as far as how we operate. Being an oracle is where we get our information from. Whatever you need to ask or tell is perfectly natural. Just go with that.
It's almost impossible to say. I suggest you block out at least two hours with the ideal being closer to one.
Cancellations are handled through the booking service, Acuity Scheduling. As long as you provide more than 12 hours notice you will get a refund minus any bank processing fees.
Not as such. There is a proposal in the works for monthly membership but the details are yet to be fleshed out.
Be sure to get in touch with any specific requests.