Counselling | Hypnotherapy
Lucia began her career in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne where she worked for over 28 years as a remedial therapist and acupuncturist. In 2019, she moved to rural north-east Victoria.
Her experience working one-to-one with so many different clients over the years has made her an empathetic and skilled listener, able to really tune into clients’ needs. Her keen interest in the mental health field, the brain and its amazing ability to change (plasticity) lead Lucia to pursue studies in hypnotherapy and counselling.
Lucia strongly believes in helping people to move along the ‘mood scale’ and reach their own unique potential. From her base in Victoria’s beautiful north east, she continues to assist people in their life journeys and discovering better ways to be themselves. As well as one-to-one counselling, Lucia assists families with a process called SleepTalk® for Children.
Through building trusting relationships with her clients, Lucia is able to gain an insight into their unique individualism and view of life – she learns how to see and feel the world as they do, in order to tailor an approach most suited to them.
Lucia welcomes her clients to discover an improved lifestyle, free from the extra stresses of life and to help in the process of achieving a calmer existence, both physically and mentally.
Certificate of Applied Psychotherapy (Human Givens, Aust.)
Certificate of Clinical Hypnotherapy
Consultant Goulding Process - SleepTalk® for Children
CertRM (Remedial massage)
Due to the current COVID-19 isolation protocols,
consultations will be performed via Skype or FaceTime.
Lucia focuses on solution focused change, in a relatively short period of time.
Human Givens are a set of emotional and physical needs that all humans must have in order to not only survive, but flourish. The principles of this therapy is getting to the heart of unmet needs and then accessing the individual’s own set of resources, or helping to find them, in order to be well.
Mental health issues arise when one or more of these needs are not being met, and behaviours are repeated because innately we have no other guidance system to call upon.
A human givens counselling session may involve the use of a variety of tools to help a person overcome anxiety, depression, trauma (including PTSD), fears/phobias and the many manifestations of mental health issues that may inflict any one of us at any time in our lives.
How? By listening to how you see the world, understanding how you can achieve a healthier outlook on your life by enabling you to visualize it (through hypnosis) and really SEE it and live it truly, for yourself. This type of counselling really gets to the heart of the matter in a reasonably short period of time, and with the use of storytelling, metaphorical analysis and lowering one’s hypervigilance (high emotional responsiveness), you can really move on and then LIVE that life without the anxiety and emotional attachment to ‘it’.
If you would like to learn more about the Human Givens, visit: www.humangivens.com/human-givens
If you would like to see the research to confirm the work of a Human Givens therapist visit: www.humangivens.com/human-givens/research
Hypnosis in this context, is used to help the client’s brain re-organise thoughts and their connection to long-held beliefs and the emotions we carry with them in our day-to-day which may not be of practical use and/or positive for us any longer.
Hypnosis bypasses the critical, analytical part of your mind in order to make deep, lasting change.
In a deeply relaxed state, the client is guided gently, into a state of focused attention, which is used to access the ‘sub-conscious’ part of the brain – we are very much re-creating the dream-like state which all human beings enter during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
Much research into sleep and the mind has been carried out over the years, which is why we use hypnotherapy to re-train the brain in circumstances whereby the conscious, everyday part of us is unable to make a deep and long-lasting change to an unwelcome circumstance, and/or the emotional reactions we may have to that circumstance.
Hypnosis is not necessarily used in every session, and is only used with the client’s permission. It is safe & extremely relaxing with positive outcomes.
More commonly, you may experience a simple, but effective, guided visualization, with the opportunity to feel/see/interact with the world with a different/more positive outlook.
Lucia is a member of the AACHP (Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy). Being a member of a professional body ensures your therapist is held to high standards of ethical practice & must participate in ongoing supervision and professional development sessions.
The Goulding Process – SleepTalk® for Children
“I am often asked if I see children for counselling and/or hypnotherapy. My answer is this: I could see your child, BUT, I have a far better solution to whatever it is you are facing. I guide parents through a process which not only enables the whole family to benefit, but it is delivered in the safety of your (your child’s) own home.
The process is safe, ethical and drug free and the results will last a life time – for each child in the family, and the family as a whole.” – Lucia DaPos
SleepTalk® is for any child. It is used all over the world for children with milder issues, to those with more difficult, challenging conditions.
SleepTalk® empowers parents to instil life-long gifts of self-confidence, positive self-esteem and reduced anxiety to all their children. It only takes a few minutes each night as the child sleeps.
All of us go through ups and downs in life but children given the SleepTalk® experience, will empower them to get through these life-experiences with less anxiety, better coping skills and self-confidence.
“My son, who is 11, reacts to things less dramatically and he is now stopping and listening; being less argumentative and more cooperative. He’s generally more relaxed and less rigid.”
“The process has made a huge impact on my child’s sleeping behavior; no more waking every night with nightmares. Our home is generally calmer & I enjoy delivering the process to the kids each night – it’s so easy.”
If you or someone you know, would like to start Phase 1 of the process you can also purchase it here: gouldingprocess.com/lucia-dapos
“The Goulding Process – SleepTalk® isn’t a cure for illnesses, but a gentle way to enhance children’s self-esteem and make their lives more positive.” – Joane Goulding – founder and creator of the SleepTalk®
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To book or to discuss your needs please contact Lucia:
0412 419 908 firstname.lastname@example.org