I am a positive psychologist and psychotherapist who has a keen interested in human flourishing, capacity and resilience. I aim to empower women to live a fulfilling life, embracing mind, body and soul, and to achieve their dreams.
My training was in mental health and I spent many years working in a clinic that looked at human suffering and pathology. Having left, I focused on positive psychology in my doctoral studies and also became a psychotherapist and coach. I am currently training as a personal trainer and nutritional coach as I believe the mind and body are interrelated.
As such, since I won't be working in a clinical capacity in public health, there are no rebates for clients beyond what their private healthcare offers. I'd love to be able to offer discounted or free services to some people on lower income so they can really learn how to flourish. I also want to educate and provide my personal development courses to clients free of charge and also train other coaches (I have an accredited coaching programme).
While I aim to have a clinic, some of my work can be done online and via teleconferencing, thus maximising the global impact. Funding would allow me to coach up to 10 women for free and provide psychotherapy to more clients. I could then also give out my personal development course and work with individuals to help them through it.
The funding will also go on advertising and marketing and any resources needed to help women with their nutrition, health and psychological needs. It also allows me to tailor support to help women and also set up the clinic and provide a pro bono service.
I want to empower people to express themselves, to live a healthy lifestyle and to also have someone qualified to listen to. Coaching, counselling and psychology should not just be for the rich, but accessible to everyone. However, the standards in agencies, due to the large volume of work, mean that holistic services are limited and rarely receive governmental funding.
I'd love your support to set up a clinic and get my business off the ground.