Holistic Approach to Therapy

Here at Bondi Counselling we offer an important difference to other counselling services. Our approach does not seek to categorise or fit you into a predetermined treatment plan. Rather, we recognise you as a unique person and are interested in understanding and working with your individual life circumstances.

Our unique method of combining Counselling with Transpersonal Art Therapy and Sandplay Therapy has proven highly effective in supporting people to identify and overcome their challenging issues, concerns and blocks.

What is Transpersonal Psychology & Counselling?

Kellie Miles, Individual Counselling

Transpersonal Psychology looks at the whole person, recognising that as humans we each comprise unique and multi-dimensional aspects including the physical self - such things as thoughts, behavior and biology - yet extending beyond these to include the deeper dimensions of who we are - such as soul and spiritual purpose.

Rather than classifying or diagnosing a person's experiences, actions and beliefs according to pre-determined labels, Transpersonal Psychology is based on meeting the whole 'being' of each person and assisting them to journey within themselves, to explore their inner landscapes and find their own truth.

In counselling this means assisting us to move past our earlier conditioning, hurts and limiting beliefs. To safely and gently explore and express ourselves through the use of symbol, myths, dreams and ritual and to find new strength and resources to fully realise our potential.

What is Active
Sandplay Therapy?

Kellie Miles, Relationship Counselling

Sandplay is recognised nationally through the Australian Counselling Association. It is a safe, powerful and highly effective modality for adults and children. Clients are asked to select and place three-dimensional symbols into a large tray filled with sand. Each symbol chosen holds energy and meaning for that person, allowing them to move from a thinking place - often where our defenses are, into a body, feeling space – where we hold our emotions.

The way each of us arranges the symbols in the tray, reflects what is currently happening for us in our life at a deeper level.

Clients are typically surprised and amazed at the accuracy of this form of therapy and what it reveals.

Having such clarity enables further growth and supports positive, permanent change.

What is Transpersonal
Art Therapy?

Kellie Miles, Children & Adolescent Counselling

Art Therapy builds on counselling by developing and drawing on your own natural creativity and expression.

You do not need to be an artist or feel confident with drawing. This approach is not about making pictures that look good. Rather, it focuses on expressing feelings and emotions through the use of colour, texture and movement.

In addition to listening and discussing concerns, using therapeutic art processes can gently access your deeper self to locate and express what is going on for you.

This can be particularly good for people who experience difficulty expressing themselves with words, such as small children or anyone feeling blocked or stuck.

Kellie Miles, Individual Counselling

Transpersonal Psychology looks at the whole person, recognising that as humans we each comprise unique and multi-dimensional aspects including the physical self - such things as thoughts, behavior and biology - yet extending beyond these to include the deeper dimensions of who we are - such as soul and spiritual purpose.

Rather than classifying or diagnosing a person's experiences, actions and beliefs according to pre-determined labels, Transpersonal Psychology is based on meeting the whole 'being' of each person and assisting them to journey within themselves, to explore their inner landscapes and find their own truth.

In counselling this means assisting us to move past our earlier conditioning, hurts and limiting beliefs. To safely and gently explore and express ourselves through the use of symbol, myths, dreams and ritual and to find new strength and resources to fully realise our potential.