M Couns & App Psych Th
BAppSc OT (Hons)
Mob: 0466 142 126
Registered Member of the
Australian Counselling Association
A Warm Weclome to You
Hello and welcome here!
My name is Holly and I am a qualified and registered counsellor/psychotherapist. I am based at the beautiful Meraki Wellness Centre in Erina, on the NSW Central Coast. I provide in-person or telehealth sessions on Saturday mornings.
My approach is warm, relaxed and curious and my aim is to work with you in a holisitic way – inviting and including mind, heart, body and spirit in the therapy process. The focus of the therapy that I provide, is towards developing self-insight and an expanded understanding of the impact of your unique life journey.
Central to my approach is a ‘parts of self’ perspective, which is informed by the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy framework. This approach recognises that as humans, we are beautifully complex and hold within us various parts of ourselves. Each part, in its own way, has a role in our inner system and holds its own perspectives, feelings memories, goals and motivations. So, for example, we might have a part of us that efforts and strives to ‘be good’, a part that is self-critical, a part that wants to exert control, a part that seems to sabotage us and a part that is very sensitive and burdened with anxiety, fear, pain, sadness or shame. All parts of you are welcome in the therapy room and our approach is to be curious, open and willing to learn about the unique dynamics of your inner world. Our general goals in therapy are to resolve inner conflicts, reduce the intensity of difficult emotions and create more clarity and harmony within. This leads to living from a more grounded place, with greater connection to ourselves and others.
Navigating challenging periods of life on our own is difficult. We can’t always change and control other people or the outer circumstances. But we CAN work with ourselves to learn and understand what we need, how to cope more effectively and to heal what feels broken within.
I welcome you to look around the website and if it feels right for you, to give me a call or book in for a session, to see If my approach might be the right fit for you.
Thank you for visiting,
Wishing you well,
The Counselling Process
People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes what is needed is clear and can be conveyed in words. Other times there is some sort of feeling of stress, emptiness or lack of ease in life. What ever way you present is welcome in the room.
My name is Holly Missio-Spiteri and I am a counsellor/psychotherapist working in Erina on the Central Coast of NSW. I have completed a Masters of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy (Jansen Newman Institute). My style is relaxed, warm and curious and my approach is humanistic, wholistic and integrative.
HowCan Counselling Help?
I am available to support you in the following areas:
Inner work around boundaries, self-defeating patterns, people-pleasing, rescuing, perfectionism, high self-criticism, over-intellectualising and emotional numbness.
Understanding and integrating the impact of difficult life events
Working with persistent difficult emotions like abandonment, fear, anger, sadness and resentment
Exploring stuck patterns in relationships (please note, I do not offer couples or family therapy)
Improving communication, increasing assertiveness and support with having difficult conversations
Managing life transitions
Exploration around big life questions such as the meaning of my life, what it is to live a good life and functioning well in a world that can often seem so full of negativity.
Please note: Luminous Counselling does not provide crisis or urgent mental health support. If you are in need of urgent mental health assistance, contact the Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511. In an emergency contact 000 or attend your local emergency department.
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I highly recommend Holly, I was going through a really tough time mentally and physically with some medication I had to take as well as situations going on in my life. Holly really helped me to work through it all. The techniques Holly used really helped me to see who I really was and how to deal with the negative self talk. I will be forever grateful. Holly was very calm and knowledgeable, she understood me, reassured me and I felt safe. I trusted Holly and was able to open up and work through my struggles.
Thank you for everything Holly, I am back to my normal self and thriving again.
Client B. S