EXPERIENCED COUNSELLING PROFESSIONAL
I am a very compassionate and non-judgemental therapist. I work from home (also online) and provide a safe, friendly, relaxing environment where we can work in partnership to find ways to move through issues and concerns that may be affecting your quality of life, relationships or personal development. I will help you to connect with the life you want through strong and informed choices. I work with a variety of modalities, predominantly Internal Family Systems which is an evidenced based, trauma-informed treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD and substance abuse. It encompasses most other forms of psychotherapeutic techniques such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Person-Centred, Solution Focused, Gestalt and EMDR
With insight we can find our voice and see more clearly the life we lead. Our solutions are always within sight.
Contact me today and start changing your life.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”
Diploma Community Services
Master of Arts - Theatre and Drama
Internal Family Systems - Skills and Competencies
MHA Certificate - Mindfulness in Therapeutic Practice
MHA Certificate - Persistent Complex Bereavement
MHA Certificate - Case Studies from Loss and Grief Chronic or Terminal Illness
MHA Certificate - Helping Clients Cope with Loss and Grief
MHA Certificate - Intro to Personality Disorders
MHA Certificate - Addiction
MHA Certificate - Time Management
MHA Certificate - Financial Strain and Pressure
CAS Certificate - Trauma-Informed Care for Professionals Working with Youth
EFFECTIVE COUNSELLING SERVICES
My practice is situated in my very relaxed, private residence. I am also available for online (Skype or FaceTime) sessions.
I use a combination of modalities to help you move past the obstacles in your life. I will help you identify your personal values, strengths, and abilities in support of your personal and professional goals. Contact me to see how I can help you develop different perspectives and achieve the outcomes you’re striving for.
LIFE AND OTHER PLANS
John Lennon once said "life happens to you while you're busy making other plans". Sometimes life can be just too much to handle and it can really get you down. Whether you are having anxiety issues or suffering from depression, my job is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling life.
After several sessions together, you will become well-versed at handling issues whenever and wherever they arise.
CAREER AND GOAL SETTING
Do you feel like you are always adding new tasks to your to-do list but never crossing anything out? Together will discover techniques that help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life.
Sometimes, it seems as if life just has it in for us and we can never catch a break. In reality, there will always be moments we have little to no control over but what we can always control is how we react to those moments. During our sessions, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.
GRIEF AND LOSS
At some stage in life we will all experience loss and grief. Everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. Feelings of anger, guilt, intense sadness and futility can consume us. Together we can find different ways to deal with your loss through memory, ritual, reflection.“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them” Tolstoy
I am really looking forward to our next session and can't tell you how much you have helped me. I feel extremely unburdened, so thank you, I feel really uplifted and will keep focussing on my preferred path.
Thanks for today Peita, I feel renewed!!! I take your wise words & try to live by them, try to remain positive & now trying to be kinder to myself without feeling guilty or selfish!!
You are wonderful thank you!!!
Peita Collard is a compassionate, empathetic & gentle counsellor who made me feel really safe & helped me emerge from the dark place I found myself in. She allowed me to find my own path to recovery by offering tools for me to follow every day to maintain what I had achieved in her sessions. She helped me change my life to find fulfilment & satisfaction & finally happiness. Thank you Peita
After each session with Peita, I felt more positive and empowered. She is empathetic and encouraging and provides solutions in creative ways. In addition to helping me with my emotional issues, she was also able to give me career advice and support. I am appreciative of her help and I feel stronger and more capable of facing the future with the advice and techniques she has given me. Thanks again!
Peita's caring, welcoming and empathetic nature is indescribable and truly unique. She helped me to connect with my emotions and understand why they're there, and helped to develop a positive outlook with every concern. It was very relieving to feel comfortable with her almost instantly and she was always honest without judgment. I valued her time greatly and cannot thank her enough for her knowledge and ongoing support. Thank you!!
Peita is an intelligent, caring person and she's sincere in her desire to help others heal and become more aware of themselves. She's helped me to reach a kinder and more compassionate view of myself. Her insight and her humour are key elemnts of her approach, and she always managed to make me feel as if I were being truly listened to. Her responses are genuine and considered, never reductive or dogmatic. Peita speaks from the heart and is able not just to observe or listen but to genuinely communicate.
Start Putting Your Life Into Focus today
All my sessions are flexible and fully customizable depending on the circumstances and experiences of each specific client. I offer very unique and affordable rates because I believe so much in the work I do and the wonderful effect it can have on people's lives. I want everyone to have the chance to experience the difference counselling can make.
Online sessions are also available.