Holus Health Counselling Bowral provides professional and discreet mental health and counselling services,and individual, relationship and family counselling and psychotherapy.
Sometimes life becomes overwhelming and it's hard to know where to start when things feel like they are out of control. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you could need help with moving forward:
Anxiety, anger and sadness overwhelms you and it’s hard to think clearly.
You are feeling stuck, repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
Critical of yourself and the choices you have made.
Overcoming painful events seems impossible.
Having relationship or intimacy problems or a relationship breakdown.
Withdrawn from friends and family.
Exhausting yourself trying to function on a daily basis.
Concerned about your relationship, children or your work.
What to Expect
The first session is used primarily as a fact-finding mission, seeking to understand what has brought you to counselling. It is also used as a “getting to know you” session for both the counsellor and you.
Together we will arrive at a shared understanding of the underlying causes and factors contributing to your difficulties. We will establish an appropriate treatment plan, starting you on the path to overcoming and managing your concerns and achieving your goals.
Treatment is usually only 5-15 sessions. A simple issue may only take a few sessions, while more complex issues taking longer. We will come up with a flexible plan that is suitable for you.
Your sessions will primarily focus on the present and reference to your past will only occur when it is relevant. Through your sessions, you will be provided with skills to practice and master in your everyday life, so that you can manage issues as they arise.
Our approaches are accessible and clear so that you can achieve your goals swiftly and effectively.
Meeghan specialises in the assessment and treatment of psychological concerns such as anxiety, relationship issues, issues adjusting to a life stage transition, depression, eating disorders and complex trauma.
Types of Therapy
Holus Health Counselling has experience in using the following evidence-based approaches:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT focuses on changing unhelpful, thoughts, beliefs and behaviour patterns that are causing distress and replacing them with helpful coping strategies to improve quality of life. CBT has been extremely researched and it is one of the most effective treatments for adults, younger adults and children.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
The aim of this treatment is maximise the client’s potential and meaningful life by teaching them to accept what is out of their control. It also encourages a cultivation of happiness and vitality through living mindfully and committing to actions that are consistent with established values.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
DBT uses cognitive and behavioural strategies to assist in regulating emotions. It is effective in the management of distress with life issues both past and present. DBT integrates Western and Eastern approaches and places emphasis on acceptance and change for the person.
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
A useful framework for engaging people in the context of change. MI is a communication style aimed at engaging clients in the change process. The role of the therapist is to elicit and strengthen change talk, develop a change plan, consolidate commitment whilst moving the client along the continuum of directing, guiding and following, This approach is particularly useful for individuals who are ambivalent about bringing change into their lives and continue to remain stuck in unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns. Engaging in the experience of MI with your therapist can be life changing….
This treatment is particularly useful for younger adults and children struggling with emotional and behavioural concerns. Toys, sand play and art is used to engage the younger person to help them safely express their concerns. Ultimately it aids to make sense of their challenges and bring about growth and change.
Meeghan is an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in private practice, hospitals, nursing homes and private home settings in corrective exercise therapy, massage and rehabilitation. She is also registered Supervisor to counsellors with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).
Meeghan entered the world of counselling and mental health 5 years ago. She completed her Bachelor of Counselling in 2015. She worked at a private hospital The Sydney Clinic – Bronte , where she facilitated and assisted in running mood and anxiety/ alcohol and other drugs inpatient groups.
Meeghan is passionate about supporting individuals and people with relationship problems, communication difficulties and mental health concerns.