Understand your 'self' in the here and now...

Are your emotions affecting your quality of life… and therefore impacting on the choices you make?

Our emotional health cannot be separated from our physical health. Or put another way, the mind cannot be separated from the body.  You may have noticed that your body has a physical reaction to the way you think, feel and act. This is called the ‘mind/body connection’.  It is well known that the microbiome in our gut influence our mind, mood, and behaviour (both positively or not so positively).  In turn, our thoughts or thinking habits also affect the behaviour and integrity of our gut.

Stresses and upsets in our personal or work lives can all take their toll, both emotionally and physically. To re-balance your physical body, you often need to look at your emotional health.

Unresolved emotions or mental health issues can affect your physical body in many ways.

  • It can weaken your body’s immune system or digestive system, making you more likely to get colds, infections, digestive complaints.  Research now shows there is a clear link with early life stress and auto-immunity (approx 80% of our immune system resides in our gut)
  • When you are emotionally stressed, addictive behaviours and habits become apparent – you may turn to food, alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to “medicate” emotions.

Talk to someone who will understand you

Sometimes it really helps to have somebody experienced and objective to listen to you.

Someone who:

  • is “outside” of your problem
  • will give support to navigate through life’s ups and downs
  • will not judge you
  • Will suggest basic investigations of physical issues that may mimic mental health symptoms that are apparent

Together we work toward strategies to bring about gentle change in a supportive, safe and confidential environment.


Learn to choose differently

Are you caught in behavioural patterns that are not working for you? We all face challenges in our lives that at times can feel unrelenting and overwhelming. How we respond to these particular challenges will be determined by our nature, environment past and present, our learned behaviours…and even our DNA (we now know that past traumas from previous generations affect DNA through epigenetics).

Counselling & Psychotherapy can help bring more awareness and understanding to automatic and habitual emotional responses (what I term our “reactions”).  Giving you more scope to choose a different response in your relating to others…and yourself.  Perhaps mindfully working towards a response (rather than reaction) which supports you to feel more joy, peace and happiness in your life and relationships.

Trained in the body inclusive or somatic modality of Gestalt Psychotherapy and Counselling, with post graduate continuing education in Mindfulness, Positive Neuroplasticity Training and somatic/sensorymotor psychotherapy, I believe my job is assist you to discover your own uniqueness and your own answers.  By bringing your whole being (body, mind and soul/spirit, or whatever you want to term it) and taking into account your environment and relationship influences, Gestalt is a holistic modality which invites you into the present moment, to deepen awareness of how you are in the world. I aim to work collaboratively with you, and ultimately eventually make myself redundant!

I have professional memberships with Pacfa (Psychotherapy And Counselling Federation of Australia) and GANZ (Gestalt Australia and New Zealand).  Psychotherapy consultations can be claimed through private health insurers Medibank Private, and in January 2019 Bupa.

A supportive and safe environment

Would you like to be able to voice your concerns and beliefs in a supportive environment?

Sometimes life can feel simply overwhelming, confusing or lonely and too difficult to see the way forward.  If you feel like you’re in a fog, confused or unable to make decisions about your life, Counselling and Psychotherapy is an opportunity for you to be heard in a safe confidential environment.  To gain some clarity or even a new perspective.

It can help you with:

  • Relationship problems
  • Stress
  • Loss & grief
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Fertility issues
  • Personal struggles
  • Life direction struggles
  • Work issues
  • Chronic health challenges (chronic pain syndromes, CFS, CIRS, chronic fatigue syndrome or similar)

All counselling and Psychotherapy consultations are scheduled independently to Naturopathic/Nutrition consultations. They run for 55 minutes and all sessions are private and confidential.

Contact me to find out more about counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have been seeing Sallyanne Boore for the past 8 years. I have seen her as a Counsellor and Naturopath, and without her understanding, encouragement and professional help, I would not have coped as well with many issues over the years. She shows genuine concern and interest with whatever I am experiencing or going through, she is understanding and compassionate and is never judgmental.
I always look forward to my appointments with her, as I know I will come away feeling invigorated, cared for and supported. I trust her completely with my health and my emotional wellbeing and do not know what I would do without her, as she is part of my everyday wellbeing and I am so grateful to have her in my life, as I know she is always there for me. Di, 64 years old
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