Chad has a background that is very diverse and he has been involved in the Community Services for the past 20 years working as a counsellor and Case Manager both with youth and adults in areas such as Youth Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Employment and Rehabilitation. Chad is passionate about helping people, and has been successfully counselling clients throughout the Shoalhaven area, facilitating their self-growth, awareness, healing and consciousness after starting Holistic Approach. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands Chad also teaches techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life including depression and anxiety. He has a Certificate in Life Coaching and Mindfulness. Chad is currently studying NLP, is finalising his Psychotherapy undertaking an Internship with Metavision Institute, registered with PACFA Australia. Chad works predominately doing online counselling, but also sees clients in therapy rooms by appointment.
Working with Chad, is a varied experience and no two sessions will be the same. Chad‘s counselling focuses on what the client brings to the session, using a flexible approach with utilises a Processwork background. Sessions conducted online are an adaptable alternative that has great results, bringing peace and connection to the experience, while comfortably doing it from wherever is most comfortable and convenient for you. When you are feeling overwhelmed in your life, and you want to make changes but don’t know where to start, Holistic Approach is the perfect solution. Depression, anxiety, relationships, conflict, body symptoms, illnesses and career crises are just some of the major reasons people seek out professional help.
We live in an obsessive culture. Behaviours like eating, spending, social media, relationships, gambling, internet and sex. All obsessions stem from a deeper problem and can be dealt with, the behaviours are generally an escape, and coping strategy for life. Through treatment and awareness even the hardest habits can be worked through and will allow you to feel in control of your life once again.
Work is good for mental health but a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems. In particular, high pressure environments, being overworked, night shift, being away from family and not earning enough to live comfortably are examples of challenges that can contribute to mental health issues. We can work with any workplace issue and bring light to ways in which you can make changes to allow you to live a content, meaningful and manageable life.
Bullying, friendships and behavioural problems may be some reasons why a young person may need to seek out our service. Times are hard for young people to "fit in" and added stress like family separation, blended homes and dealing with step parents may be other reasons. With youth mental health on the increase, we are seeing more and more young people seeking out our services. We have strategies that work, and bring about change in their lives.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives and lead us to see a counsellor. Depression is sometimes not clinical, and a reaction to an event or traumatic experience in your life. Through our treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Chronic relationship conflict and stress is a serious issue. It has been linked to poorer mental and physical health. Relationships that can become problematic are with family and friends, relationships and partners, work colleagues, neighbours and just about any area of your life. We can get to the core cause and bring about awareness and help you to rebuild happy and healthy relationships in all areas of your life.