Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits.

John O'Donohue

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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.

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.

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