Lenore Hall is able to provide face-to-face counselling to clients or via phone call or skype in certain circumstances. To make an appointment please go to Online Booking call Vision Psychology Brisbane on (07) 3088 5422 or M1 Psychology Loganholme on (07) 3067 9129.
Who I am as a Counsellor
After years of experience working as a Registered Nurse in Mental Health and motivated by my journey with compassion fatigue and burnout, I returned to study and completed a Master of Counselling, becoming a Counsellor. My experience has informed my holistic approach to counselling that recognises the interwoven nature of body, mind, emotions, and spirit along with the defining impact of trauma, stress, and childhood relational patterns throughout our lives and on mental health.
I am passionate about understanding the neuroscience and the impact of trauma, stress, and relationship on mental health, and learning more about the connectedness of physical, emotional, and social well-being. I delight in working with the uniqueness that is each person, and I am in awe of our ‘inner knowing’, an inner strength that enables us to survive challenging experiences, speaks our truth and seeks to make sense of our journey, to connect with others, or maybe disconnect when this is more helpful to our survival.
How I can help you on your journey
My goal as a Counsellor is to work with you to identify your patterns, of stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, or relational struggles that hinder you in managing life, achieving goals and/or create self-sabotage within relationships. I value empathetic, authentic relationship, I will hear your truth, work together with you to develop an authentic relationship with yourself and with others and facilitate your own journey of change.
In seeking help, you are taking a powerful step to change your life. As humans we like certainty, often following the path of what we’ve always done but wanting a different outcome. The path of change can feel challenging and convoluted and may involve confronting emotions and behaviours that have been avoided. However, doing what you’ve always done will get what you’ve always gotten! It takes great courage and strength to take those first steps to do it differently!
Areas of interest
I work primarily with adults and adolescents, with people experiencing a range of concerns including:
- Trauma, PTSD, Dissociative Disorders
- Anxiety – including panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorders, phobias
- Grief and Loss
- Eating disorders
- Self-confidence / Identity issues
- Life Transitions / Lifestyle changes
- Return to work after an injury
- Chronic health
Mental Health experience as a Registered Nurse with patients affected by childhood physical/emotional/sexual abuse and neglect, attending trauma conferences with international experts in trauma. Six-month training programme in Group Facilitation.
Counselling experience with males transitioning from prison into the community and including drug and alcohol-related issues, childhood trauma, relationship trauma, PTSD.
General counselling covering anxiety disorders, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, cultural and identity issues, parenting & relationship issues, NDIS clients, adolescent anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.
Developed and implemented a ten-week group programme “Stepping Stones to Recovery”; specific to people who experienced childhood physical/emotional/sexual abuse and neglect.
About my Counselling
I am trained in the “Person Centred” approach to counselling, which means accepting the ‘uniqueness’ of your story, creating a safe space to hear your truth, and working with you to define and become the person you want to be.
I hold a ‘Trauma Informed’ approach, working with you to understand how your body and brain hold stress and trauma that may be from past and/or recent life events. This involves emotional and body-focused work to process such events and understand how our body retains these stressful patterns in our behaviours, emotions, and reactions to others. I then work with you to develop stress-reducing strategies specific to your unique situation.
I also use CBT strategies of mindfulness, breathing and relaxation techniques and examining thought processes or belief systems that are often unconscious and contribute to present distress.
My focus in counselling is to walk with you in this time of challenge and distress, to provide a safe space where you can speak your ‘truth’ and discover or reclaim your inner strength and resilience. This can be an undiscovered part of self, but one that has been with you, enabling you to survive, to reach out for help and hold onto hope.
To make an appointment please can call Vision Psychology Brisbane on (07) 3088 5422 or M1 Psychology Loganholme on (07) 3067 9129 or select here for Online Booking.
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