Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.
THE THERAPY POD
Mental Health Service
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.
Therapists operating from The Pod are trauma trained and have nationally recognised qualifications in Equine Assisted Mental Health, Counselling , Sandplay Therapy & Symbol Work and Somatic Attachment Focused Expressive Therapy. Therapists are members of the following professional bodies: Australian Counselling Association, Animal Therapies Ltd, Blue Knot Foundation (complex trauma), The NeuroDivergent Collective and The Llama Association of Australasia. We operate under a professional code of ethics and are fully insured.
All therapeutic work at The Pod is based on a solid foundation, trauma informed, somatic and experiential, integrating a variety of counselling skills and techniques from a range of modalities including expressive arts therapy, gestalt, DBT, psychodynamic therapy, trauma informed mindfulness and ecotherapy.
Horses, llamas, nature and creative arts can all play a unique role and effectively working with issues such as: trauma, autism (PDA profile), ADHD, depression, grief, self harm, suicidal ideation, chronic illness, bullying, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationship issues, addiction and other life challenges.