Counselling and Coaching via Skype

As a Doctor of Psychology, I draw on over 10 years of research and training to provide you with the highest quality of Counselling and Life Coaching services available. If you need mental health support, want help clarifying and achieving your goals, wish to maximise your overall self-development, or if you're simply feeling stuck, I can help.

How I can help:

  • Mental Health Support. I can help you to address mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I can also help you to maintain your mental health during times of stress, such as when you're experiencing a significant loss or a major life transition.

  • General Wellbeing. I'll help you to identify which areas of life you are struggling with. I'll then help you to let go of the things that are holding you back and create new daily habits and patterns of thinking to improve your emotional and physical wellbeing.

  • Relationships. I can help you to understand relationship problems that you're struggling with and find healthy strategies to address them. I can also help you to improve the depth and authenticity of your existing relationships and attract new connections into your life.

  • Direction and Meaning. I can help you to clarify exactly what you want your life to be like in the future. This usually involves identifying your highest values, your unique strengths, and the things that matter to you most. I can also help you to explore spiritual and philosophical questions about life.

  • Achieving your Goals. I’ll help you to create effective strategies to achieve your goals and move you closer to your ideal future. I’ll help you to stay focused and motivated in each session, to learn and adapt when challenges arise, and to maintain balance so that you avoid burnout.

What to Expect

We'll start with a free introductory session. This allows us to meet each other and talk about the kind of support you need. If you don't know what kind of support you need, we'll do an assessment of how fulfilled you are in all the major areas of your life. This includes your mental and physical health, your career, your finances, your living situation, your relationships, and your sense of meaning and purpose.

 

If we decide to work together, we'll then book additional sessions. I usually recommend starting with six sessions. As we work togetherI’ll help you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and any challenges you are facing. I'll also help you take concrete steps to achieve your goals and improve your wellbeing.

 

I use an eclectic approach, which means that I use a wide range of theories and techniques. This includes Person-Centred Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focussed Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). The service I provide is tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

Counselling or Life Coaching?

People usually seek Counselling when they are struggling and need help. This could involve:

  • Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

  • Difficult life events including illness, a career transition, or the death of a loved one.

  • Relationship problems such as recurring arguments and fights, breakups, and loneliness.

  • Simply wanting to talk to someone who will really listen and understand what you're going through.

Life Coaching tends to cover a wider range of life areas and is more future focussed and goal-oriented. Life Coaching can help you to:

  • Get in touch with your highest values and the things that bring you meaning in life.

  • Set and achieve specific goals that move you closer to your ideal future.

  • Improve your health and wellbeing in all areas of life, including finances, physical health, relationships, etc.

  • Overcome blockages and stay on track with supportive accountability.

In reality, it's not always easy to define a service as either "Counselling" or "Life Coaching". For many of my clients, the service I provide is a hybrid of both. Ultimately, my service is defined by an understanding of your unique needs, goals and preferences rather than any generic labels.

My Promise to You

You can expect to be deeply heard and empathised with. You can expect to be treated with unconditional positive regard and respect at all times. I will provide suggestions and insights, but I won't tell you what to do; I'll always honour your own preferences and decisions. I will be your personal ally, dedicated to helping you live a healthy and meaningful life.

 

Dr. Denholm Aspy presenting a TEDx Talk in St Gallen, Switzerland.

My Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)

  • Diploma in Counselling

  • Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

  • Visiting Research Fellow (VRF) at the University of Adelaide.

 

I’ve gained international recognition for my scientific research on Lucid Dreaming, Meditation, and Connectedness to Humanity. I have extensive teaching experience, and I’ve worked with people in a wide range of contexts. This includes my Counselling and Life Coaching work, lecturing and tutoring psychology courses at the University of Adelaide, my workshops and other public events, and my time volunteering as a Telephone Crisis Counsellor with Lifeline Australia.

Service via Skype

I provide my services to people all over the world via Skype. You can receive support from the comfort and privacy of your own home, as well as when you’re travelling; all you need is a reliable high-quality internet connection. Studies show that web-based sessions are just as effective as face-to-face sessions for most issues. However, web-based services are not appropriate in cases of severe mental illness, trauma, or for people at risk of suicide. If this applies to you, please seek appropriate support through your GP.

Sessions and Fees

The first step is to book a free introductory session via Skype, where we can discuss working together and address any questions you may have. If we do decide to work together after your free session, I'll recommend regular weekly or fortnightly sessions for maximum benefit. If you don't already have Skype, you can easily download it for free here. Session fees are as follows:

Full rate: $125 per 50-minute Skype session.

Concession rate: $75 per 50-minute Skype session.

I offer a 10% discount when you pay for 6 or more sessions in advance. I accept payment via Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal and Bitcoin. Please note that you must be 18+ and proficient in English.

To book your free introductory session, click the orange "Book Now" button below!

Free Introductory Session via Skype
30 min
Free

 

Media Appearances

I've been interviewed more than 75 times on radio and have been featured in hundreds of newspaper and internet articles. You can click below for links to a selection of online articles about my work. For all media enquiries, please use the Contact page.

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