Counselling and Psychotherapy
At Inner Health Solutions we offer counselling and psychotherapy to men and women in the areas of:
- Marriage and Couples Therapy
- Chronic and Terminal Illness
- Work and Career Issues/Coaching
- Personal growth and Life Transitions
- Infertility, Endometriosis, IVF, Adoption, Post Natal Depression
We all face difficulties and challenging times throughout our lives and we all deal with these events differently.
The stress of work, family, relationships, ill-health, even the loss of someone close or the sense that our life is not going in the direction we want, can lead to feelings that affect our general sense of well being and normal everyday lives.
Does this sound like you?
If you are facing difficulties, skilled counselling and psychotherapy can help you resolve your problems, achieve personal growth and enhance your emotional and physical well being.
Talk to someone who listens…
Counselling may be brief and focused on finding solutions to particular problems along with learning new ways to overcome personal difficulties, or, if you choose, it may be a more extended exploration where you discover inner resources which help you move forward in life.
Psychotherapy is often a longer-term process that focuses on deeper self-exploration, issues of personal meaning and the impact of past events and trauma. You gain a deeper level of self-understanding with assistance to overcome persistent or recurring difficulties in your life.
We’re here to help
Our Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Deborah Sheehy, holds a first class Honours degree in both Counselling and Psychotherapy along with additional specialised qualifications in Couple’s Counselling. She has also completed Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is a “Gottman Relationship Checkup” verified member. The Gottman Method is a world renowned evidence based model for effective Couple’s Therapy.
Deborah is a Professional Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and works in accordance with their ethical guidelines. She is also a Member of the College of Counselling and the College of Relationship Counselling. You can find our more about PACFA by visiting their website on www.pacfa.org.au
Deborah has extensive training and practice in person centred, psychodynamic, CBT, relationship counselling and mindfulness therapies. She creates a safe, caring, non-judgemental space in which to explore challenges and help people to achieve positive outcomes. Her approach is integrative with a mindfulness focus and draws on a range of evidence based therapies tailored to each individual’s unique needs and goals.
At Inner Health Solutions, all counselling sessions are conducted in a confidential, respectful and supportive environment.
“We came to see Deborah at a very difficult time in our relationship. We were tired of the constant fighting and escalating arguments over the years, and were considering splitting up after five years together. At the time, we felt that our marriage, and each other, were the sources of our unhappiness. We didn’t know what to do and counselling was a last attempt to save our marriage. We loved each other and thankfully sought Deborah’s help. Deborah helped us untangle the deep feelings and emotions that were getting in the way of a healthy relationship. It sounds silly now, but even though we are both highly educated, we didn’t understand at the time how our individual family histories, which included growing up in a family with domestic violence and suffering from traumatic brain injury, affected the way we interacted and how we viewed each other and our relationship. After seeing Deborah initially every week, then every fortnight or monthly, we felt that a huge weight lifted off our shoulders, and our relationship started to improve. Counselling with Deborah provided a safe space and guidance to explore our feelings and to understand each other. Five years later, we are together and feeling positive about each other and our marriage. We are even considering starting a family and feel optimistic about our future.
Counselling is not a quick and easy fix, and we have gone back to see Deborah in the last five years as we have faced new challenges in our lives. We thank Deborah immensely for her help and would recommend her to anyone facing challenges in their personal lives or relationships.”
Maria and Leo, East Malvern
We first went to see Deborah Sheehy a number of months ago when our marriage was suffering due to an enormous amount of stress and we really didn’t know where to go or who to see but knew we needed help. I spoke to Deborah on the phone and immediately felt we found the right person for us. On the way to our first session we had a lot of emotions happening but we were soon put at ease meeting Deborah. It can be a very confronting process talking about how we got to this point and why but Deborah listens, offers fantastic support in a safe environment but most importantly without judgement. We have found our sessions to be an enormous help to us as individuals and our marriage. I’m not sure we would be writing this together today had we not had Deborah’s help.” R & D, Glen Iris
“When our marriage was at a crossroads, we reached out to Deborah as a final option to see if we could save it. Deborah helped us understand how our past shapes who are are individually and how we bring this to our relationships. Her calm and comforting demeanour made it easy to open up and discuss our issues. We were quite surprised how quickly we were able to overcome the obstacles in our marriage. She gave us the tools to help guide us towards a healthier relationship and to be able to deal with life’s challenges. Thank you again Deborah, we couldn’t have done this without you.”
A & J, Oakleigh
“Deborah Sheehy of Inner Health Solutions has a very nurturing and gentle nature, providing a safe and relaxing atmosphere to open up in and has helped me to make important life decisions. After a number of sessions I felt I had moved out of a rut of negativity, depression and indecision and was much clearer about the direction I wanted to take in my life.”
Amy, Flemington, Victoria
“I was experiencing bouts of depression and the counselling services that Deborah Sheehy provided me with have helped me enormously. Deborah is very sensitive to the needs of her clients and really helped me to find and understand the thread of my own story within myself. The psychological strategies she introduced me to, including the mindfulness techniques, assisted me greatly in responding in a much healthier way to the triggers to the depression. I have come away with a better understanding of myself and a significant improvement in my symptoms which has had a positive impact in many areas of my life.”
John, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Consultation Fees: Counselling & Psychotherapy: $120 per hour
Couples/Relationship Counselling: $150 per hour
(Sliding rate scale according to income is available along with student and pension discounts)
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