Counselling

Counselling

peaceful photo of flower in pondKrys has experience in individual and couples counselling, providing expert counselling to explore solutions to the current situation and education on why we react the way we do. If your concern is listed below please read it to give greater awareness.

Please contact us by email at krys@counsellingaus.com.au or
talk to Krys in person on 0419 033 991 or 08 82696853.

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Counselling Services

  • Relationship Counselling
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Intimacy issues
  • Working through trauma & grief
  • Anger management
  • Work issues
  • Coping with depression & anxiety
  • Building self esteem
  • Managing stress and dealing with childhood issues.

Counselling Workshops

  • Stress Management
  • Assertion & Communications Training
  • Development of Self Esteem
  • Diffusing Anger
  • Enhancing Relationships.

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Relationship Issues

Relationship Issues

Relationship IssuesAn experienced University Trained Practitioner, Krystyna has 28 years of experience in providing clarity and direction to couples. As a private practitioner she is extremely intuitive and is able to pinpoint & tackle issues in the early stages of the counselling process.

Krystyna is solutions orientated and endeavours to present options that are easily exercised so that change may occur much sooner than later.

Her approach is respectful with regard for each person’s point of view.

Krystyna engages couples with acknowledgement of their present situation – a plan of action is formulated to exercise strategies and skills for greater empowerment and harmony.

Relationship questions to ask yourself 

  • Are you tired of disagreeing with your partner?
  • Are you concerned that your relationship is falling apart?
  • Are you scared that your partner is distancing from you?
  • Do you feel misunderstood & unloved?
  • Are you ready to be cherished at a new level?
  • Do you want to rediscover the intimacy & passion?
  • Do you want to take your relationship to the next level?
  • Are you ready to take on new tools & techniques that lead to lasting love?
  • Ready to demonstrate Appreciation, Attention & Affection with amazing results?

ACT NOW if you have answered yes to any of these questions

Change to Save your Relationship

FOCUS & GOAL is to witness change in the shortest period of time.

DON’T WAIT for trust, respect and affection to break down to crisis levels.

SEEK HELP EARLIER as it will ensure that your relationship has the best chance of succeeding – this in turn alleviates emotional pain, distress and financial loss.

Specific areas of Relationship Counselling include

  • Better Communication
  • Assertion
  • Identifying Needs
  • Marriages that Work
  • Factors that Help Relationships succeed
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Anger Management
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Grief Issues
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Surviving an Affair – repairing & loving again.

Mindfulness is love in action. Cherishing of one another inevitably builds greater intimacy and heightens sexual fulfilment and contentment.

Confidentiality is respected and practised at all times.

Communication Skills

Communication Skills

Communication SkillsGood communication is vital in relating to others.

Without these skills, continual frustration, misunderstanding and aloneness prevail. Krys helps clients to communicate with confidence, clarity and credibility.

Workshops

Krys runs Communication Workshops and has achieved tremendous praise for outstanding results. She encourages individuals to take risks and to step forward in expressing their needs and wants in a respectful adult manner.

Krys also supports individuals who have difficulty in social interactions. She teaches individuals how to approach new situations with confidence and assertion.

Many relationship breakdowns occur because of poor communication skills.

Effective Communication

Krys encourages Effective Communication which allows for the exchange of thoughts, feelings and ideas. Listening skills and acknowledgement skills are vital to sound communication. Krys works with her clients to ensure that they are proficient in exercising these skills. Without these skills communication will fail.

Communication Skills include

  • Attentive Listening
  • Reflection and Clarifying Skills
  • Acknowledgement Skills
  • Body Posture, Facial Expressions & Gestures
  • Eye Movements
  • The Spoken & Written Word
  • Understanding Difference between Assertion /Passivity/Aggression
  • I – Messages
  • Barriers to Communications

The ability to communicate with others is not something with which we are born, but it is a skill which can be learnt – everybody has the potential to communicate effectively.

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Sex and Intimacy

Sex and Intimacy

Intimate CoupleKrys brings enthusiasm and perspective when working with couples experiencing sexual difficulties.

Sex is not the foundation of a healthy relationship; it is a natural extension of a relationship in which giving and receiving mutual support and comfort are common. A great sexual relationship needs to be embedded in a vibrant overall relationship where intimacy is nurtured.

Intimacy in a Relationship

Krys engages couples to review the importance of intimacy in their relationship, being vulnerable with each other and disclosing who they really are.

Krys assists couples to trust one another in expressing their emotional, verbal and sexual needs.

Couples may experience differing needs for emotional and physical intimacy.

To experience maximum desire, emotional and physical intimacy needs to be negotiated and met to the satisfaction of both partners.

Failure to do so can lead to distance and tension.

Sex and Intimacy areas of exploration include

  • Sexual difficulties
  • Initiating a difficult conversation
  • Being realistic about sexual expectations
  • Sexual incompatibility
  • How to persuade your partner to be more outgoing
  • Negotiating a sex contract
  • Sensuality, sex & intimacy
  • Tips for great sex

Sex cannot be viewed as a light switch.

Learning to be romantic and enjoying each others company will always win hands down over just wanting, or demanding sex.

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Anger Management

Anger Management

Anger ManagementKrys’ ability to see past presenting issues is instrumental in connecting with individuals with anger issues.

Anger is a natural and appropriate response to a number of situations including being lied to or otherwise betrayed, and in those times it would be unhealthy not to feel anger and give it a voice. Verbalising the emotion and working it through is how to relieve the physical and mental stress anger creates.

Krys facilitates the opportunity to resolve the problem with the other person and move past being angry.

Unhealthy anger, conversely, results when people flip out automatically as a reaction, or the extent of the anger is out of proportion to what happened. They hold onto grudges, rage at “stupid” drivers, unfairly blame their spouse/partner for events, and get angry at silly mistakes of their own.

Being angry is what they do because it’s the only way they know how to react in a situation, so they do it a lot.

Cause of Anger

Anger usually comes from unresolved hurt. It is a physical state of neediness, that internal happening that prepares us to cope with hurtful, frustrating and fearful experiences. Unfortunately unless there is some resolution this anger can become quite toxic to self and others.

Dealing with Anger

There are two ways of dealing with the emotion of anger – the constructive way, or the destructive way. Krys’ expertise in teaching individuals to take responsibility for their actions and equipping them with an awareness of sensing the beginning of the uncomfortable feelings allows the client to immediately intercept the negative emotion before it gets out of control.

Anger issues to be explored include:

  • What’s behind the anger?
  • Destroying your Health and your Relationships
  • Exploring the Source of the Anger
  • Examining the Unidentified, Unfulfilled Need
  • Fair Fighting Rules and Problem Solving
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

Krys encourages constructive action, coupled with new behavioural strategies. This will result in decatastrophising and not “sweating the small stuff”. New habits develop and a calmer demeanour will be evidenced as the ability to manage life’s ups and downs is exercised with greater confidence.

Being in charge of your own emotions is a strength. Out of control behaviour results in reactivity and negativity.

Step out and take the challenge. Learn new ways to escape the anger prison.

LIFE IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL.

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Self Esteem

Self Esteem

Self EsteemSelf esteem is an emotion.

It is the degree that we consciously or sub-consciously accept and like ourselves, despite our mistakes and human frailties.

It determines what we think about ourselves and how we behave toward others.

Krys uses a number of invaluable tools and approaches to turn negative self talk, and negative thoughts into positive action.

She teaches clients how to break the destructive cycle of remaining in “think” and “feel” for too long. Getting stuck in this cycle inevitably leads to anxiety, low self worth, and depression.

Self Esteem approaches and strategies

  • Recognizing Negative Self Talk & the Triggers
  • Determining Rational & Irrational Thoughts
  • Straight Thinking Exercises
  • Strategies for Challenging Negative Thoughts
  • Genuine Self versus Survival Self
  • Authenticity Test
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • EMDR

Krys teaches her clients to value and care for themselves. Sometimes they remain stuck because of past hurts and trauma.

Self Esteem Healing

Healing will occur when there is a commitment to accept and understand the present reality, and a desire to change what isn’t working. It also requires an openness to be aware of that which is holding a person back from reaching their full potential. Actioning new strategies is imperative for true change to come about.

Krys’ manner and sensitivity motivates her clients to desire an enriched life of authenticity, and contentment.

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