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Counsellor in Geelong Lisa Quinney

About Me

and why I am committed to supporting You

Hi! My name is Lisa Quinney. I am a Mama, a wife, a creative and a counsellor.

After the birth of my second child (8 years ago) I developed postpartum depression and post traumatic stress disorder with physical symptoms like insomnia and debilitating migraines.

 

I needed someone to listen to me without judgement and to empower me to take the right steps to get well. Because I did not have this at the time, I am so committed to be this for parents today.

I am an advocate for self-compassion, for going gently and for slowing down. I am passionate about creating a relationship to one self and prioritising ones own needs before tending to everyone else's. I understand as a parent and primary care giver this often feels impossible. You deserve and need support when finding out who you are and want to be as a parent and as a person.

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You might be...

  • feeling anxious, uneasy or restless often.

  • feeling stressed and tired most of the time and don't know how to change that. When you do get rest, you seem to be unable to unwind.

  • noticing yourself snapping at the people around you and feel anger or rage often and don't know how to control this.

  • experiencing overwhelming sadness or grief and want to learn how to cope with this.

  • feeling stuck or lost.

  • feelings of shame and guilt about how you react sometimes.

  • experiencing a lost sense of self.

  • feeling "not good enough", "worthless" or "like a failure".

  • feeling flat, unhappy, discontent or numb often.

  • experiencing dysfunctional relationships or relationship issues (within your family, romantic relationship, friendships).

I want you to know that you are not the only one feeling this way. There is nothing "wrong" with you. You can get help, heal and evolve into the person you want to be. You can become the parent you want your children to have.

If you want to start walking down the path of healing, here are some ways I can support you:

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I work with a person-centred and trauma-informed approach and focus on humanistic therapies, using techniques and tools from

  • IFS (Internal Family Systems model)

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

  • ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) and

  • Mindfulness Therapy.

I mix and match these in a way that is particularly helpful to you in your unique circumstances. However, my favourite model is the IFS therapy.

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How I can help

I work holistically

I believe that body, mind and soul are interconnected, just as everything else in our world and that if one area is not functioning at an optimal level it impacts the other areas. I look at your wellbeing holistically and like to work in collaboration with GP's, naturopaths, nutritionists, physiotherapists, lactation consultants, doulas, midwives and personal trainers to make sure you get the best results for your optimal health and wellbeing. Counselling can help you to develop self-acceptance and foster self-compassion.

I believe in you

​You have the power to make changes and the strength to follow through. In your core you have a divine energy that will support you in everything that is ahead for you.

I am here to help you connect to this core self of you.

Once you are willing to put in the work to connect to yourself, you will step into a power, strength and safety that will surprise you. I believe that everyone has a core self that needs to be uncovered in order to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

I walk with you

While we are all finding our own way through this maze that we call life I am offering you to accompany you on your journey, for a little while.

We can literally go for a walk together, as I have made the experience that it can sometimes be easier to walk and talk, as this is a more natural setting than sitting in a counselling room. 

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Qualifications & Memberships

Lisa Quinney Counselling
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Siegen (Germany)

  • Diploma of Counselling (AIPC)

  • Lifeline Crisis Support Skills

  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate

  • Major in Mindfulness Therapies (AIPC)

  • Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) Perinatal Mental Health

  • Facilitator of Maternal Journal Groups

  • Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

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