Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.
THE THERAPY POD
The Therapy Pod is a small cabin nestled among the trees and natural beauty of the Tallebudgera Valley, Gold Coast hinterland, Australia.
Counsellors work both individually and collaboratively (with either horses, llamas or other humans) in this healing space offering a variety of services.
All therapists operating from The Pod have nationally recognised qualifications in Equine Assisted Mental Health, Diploma of Counselling and ACA recognised certification in Trauma Informed Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work. Therapists are members of a their relevant professional bodies (e.g. Australian Counselling Association & Animal Therapies Ltd) and therefore operating under a professional code of ethics; up to date with first aid and CPR certificates and covered by insurance.
In addition to Equine Assisted Therapy we also offer room based counselling sessions as well as therapeutic processes with sandplay, expressive therapies, symbol work, llama / goat walks, art and nature. We run workshops and organisation/group specific programs.
All therapy work at The Pod is based on a solid foundation, is trauma informed, somatic and experiential, integrating a variety of counselling skills and techniques from a range of modalities including psychodynamic therapy, gestalt, DBT, art therapy, trauma informed mindfulness and counselling.
Horses, llamas, nature and creative arts can all play a unique role and effectively help treat issues such as: trauma, autism spectrum disorder, depression, self harm, suicidal ideation, bullying, anxiety, grief, stress, low self-esteem, relationship issues, addiction and other life challenges.
Workshops/groups can help teach effective communication skills, self-awareness, responsibility and self-regulation, life-skills, leadership and parenting skills, skills to support healthy nourishing relationships/boundaries and confidence/self-esteem.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19. We are facing extraordinary times worldwide, as a nation, as a community and as individuals. It is vital that our mental health is cared for as carefully as our physical health. While we are keeping physically distant, it is more important than ever that we remain socially and emotionally connected. #InThisTogether - is a national conversation that everyone can join in on, sharing practical tips online, to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19. If you are feeling overwhelmed it is important you seek support, if not via the services here at The Therapy Pod there are a variety of alternative service providers available (check in with the links in resources or consult with your GP) - it is essential you are safely able to access the support you need.
Stay safe - look after each other.