Struggling with shame? 
I am your therapist for shame based emotional issues. If shame leads you to emotional pain and isolation we can work together to deal with these feelings and find your authentic self.
Rewrite your narrative, embrace your identity, and shape a life aligned with your aspirations.

  • Shame
  • Emotional barriers that hinder progress
  • Fear of abandonment or rejection
  • Strong desire to please others
  • Low self-esteem or self-worth
  • Feeling responsible for other people's feelings
  • Excessive caretaking or enabling behaviour
  • Difficulty setting boundaries
  • Finding it hard to express needs and wants
  • Needing external validation and approval
  • Struggling to succeed in your career or achieve your life goals in general
  • Struggling with the impact of generational trauma and cultural clashes
  • Navigating the complexities of identity in a multicultural environment
If so, I may help you. 

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At Sheoak Counselling you will find a supportive space to explore your emotions, process trauma, and navigate your unique challenges.
Through strength-based approaches, you will learn to harness your strengths and talents, foster self-confidence and empowerment.
My expertise in multiculturalism, generational trauma, and emotional healing allows you to develop strategies to overcome barriers and foster better relationships.
I want to help you to rewrite your narrative, embrace your identity, and shape a life aligned with your aspirations.

Throughout the process you can:

  • Heal from emotional wounds and past traumas.
  • Build self-confidence and a positive self-image.
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships and connections.
  • Overcome cultural barriers and embrace your unique identity.
  • Uncover personal strengths and talents to lead a purposeful life.

If you are committed to change, please contact me for an assessment session.

What is IFS?

What is IFS?

This therapeutic approach views individuals not as isolated entities, but as interconnected parts of a larger system, influenced by family dynamics, relationships, and experiences. We will delve into your past and present interactions and through this exploration, you'll gain insight into how your past relationships shape your present experiences, empowering you to make positive changes, foster healthier connections, and cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself. Richard Schwartz developed the approach in the early 1980s while working as a family therapist and studying different therapeutic modalities.

Who benefits from IFS?

Who benefits from IFS?

Individuals with Emotional Challenges: People dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other emotional struggles have found relief through IFS. It helps them understand their internal dynamics and find healthier ways to manage their feelings. IFS also benefits, trauma survivors, people with relationship issues, addiction and substance abuse, development of self-esteem and self-confidence, personal growth and self-discovery and can also help creatives, performers, parents and caregivers leaders and professionals. Remember! IFS is a versatile approach that can be tailored to various needs and situations. It's about understanding the different "parts" within ourselves and creating a harmonious internal dialogue. Whether someone is struggling with emotional challenges or seeking personal growth, IFS offers a way to engage with their internal world in a more constructive and compassionate manner.

I use Flower and Plant medicine as a complementary treatment.  It's a natural emotional helping hand that often has a positive response from the users.

The modern father of Flower Essences Therapy is the British Physician, Dr Eduard Bach. According to the Flower Essence Society (FES): “Flower essences are liquid extracts of flowers and plants, used to address profound issues of emotional well-being, soul development, and mind-body health. They are part of an emerging field of subtle energy medicine, which also includes homeopathy, acupuncture and similar modalities.”
According to Cancer Council Australia, “Flower remedies are used to balance the mind, body and spirit, and help you cope with emotional problems, which can sometimes contribute to poor health.”

Clients engaging in Flower Essence Therapy alongside counselling services do so with the understanding that it is an adjunctive holistic approach and not a part of the counselling services endorsed by the ACA.
The decision to incorporate Flower Essence Therapy into your treatment plan is entirely voluntary and does not impact the evidence-based counselling provided under the ACA's ethical guidelines.
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Mindfulness  - Compassion and self-compassion meditation combined with breathing techniques

In some cases, talking therapy by itself is not enough to help clients with challenging emotions and behaviours. According to the latest scientific researches, trauma and anxiety can be stored in the body.
Clients may benefit from complementary therapies that can help us to enhance the results of traditional counselling. They are great tools to help with difficult emotions, trauma, and anxiety that can be hard to be expressed verbally. According to the Mayo Clinic website, meditation is a simple and fast way to reduce stress and anxiety.
The practice of meditation has many emotional and physical benefits such as building skills to manage stress and anxiety, reducing negative emotions, and improving sleep quality.
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This is Michelly here.

I have always been fascinated by human behaviour. For over 15 years I have been studying therapeutical techniques that help us to lead healthy, valuable, and fulfilling lives both physically and emotionally. Since 2017 I have been working as a Holistic Counsellor, a Flower medicine practitioner, and a Meditation instructor. In 2021 I become a registered Counsellor from ACA (Australian Counselling Association).
As a registered Counsellor I am required to follow a professional code of ethics and professional counselling standards. To keep my registration, I must have ongoing counselling supervision and professional development, so I can be on top of my game and provide the best kind of support to my clients.

Your therapeutic journey with me will be grounded in the Person Centred approach, where I strive to see you from the perspective of your full potential. I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to create meaningful change in their lives, with the right guidance and opportunities. As my client, you are the expert of your own life and hold the power to take action to meet your needs.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you think that this is for you. (BOOK NOW)
In the event of a crisis or emergency, please contact emergency services (000) without hesitation. If you require additional support, please see below for a list of mental health support services to assist you.

Alcohol & Drug Addiction:
Alcoholics Anonymous – 02 9799 1199
Alcohol & Other Drugs Information Service (ADIS) – 1800 422 599
Drug & Alcohol Specialist Advisory Service (DASAS) – 1800 023 687
Family Drug Support – 1300 368 186
Methadone Advice and Conciliation Service (MACS) – 1800 642 428
Domestic Violence:
Domestic Violence Crisis Line – 1800 65 64 63
Eating Disorders:
The Butterfly Foundation – 1800 33 4673
Family Services:
Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277
Child Protection Help Line – 13 21 11
Anglicare Campbelltown – (02) 4228 9612
Baptist Care Family and Relationship Counselling – (02) 4624 8700
Benevolent Society – 1800 236 762
Catholic Care – (02) 4254 9395
Mission Australia – 0439 260 721
Financial Support:
Financial Counselling Australia – 1800 007 007
Gambling Addiction:
Gambling Help Online – 1800 858 858
Grief & Bereavement:
Australian Centre for Grief & Bereavement - 1800 642 066
Health Emergency Services:
Ambulance/Police/Fire – 000
Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick – 9382 1111
HealthDirect Australia – 1800 022 222
Poisons Information – 13 11 26
Homeless Persons:
Homelessness Australia – 02 6247 7744
Indigenous Support:
Indigenous Professional Support Unit – 1800 110 869
Telephone and Crisis Support Counselling:
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Mental Health Line – 1800 011 511
Beyond Blue – Depression & Anxiety – 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978
Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Line – 1800 424 017
Black Dog Institute – (02) 9382 4530
Veterans & Veterans Families – 1800 011 046

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I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands throughout Australia. 
I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging and celebrate the diversity of aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to lands and waters of NSW.

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