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About me (Ricky)
I started this platform in 2013 as a place to untangle my thoughts and gain some clarity around who I am and the impact I hope to have in the world.
It’s been quite a journey since then – of both the outer and inner kind. I’ve travelled across the ocean to another country and the state lines of my own. Taking each step as an opportunity to learn and grow – shedding limiting beliefs and behaviours that prevented me from having the relationship with myself that I truly wanted.
Now I’m in a much better place: I’m happy and fulfilled. But not only that; I’m also in a position to support others by utilising my lived experience and professional skill set as a qualified counsellor.
Counselling sessions can take place online or in-person for those based in Melbourne (Australia). The focus of each 60 minute session is dependent on what you feel called to address in that given moment as well as the goals set in our initial sessions.
I have a private counselling space with a separate entrance at my residential address in Ashwood. In contrast to some clinical and cold environments, the room is rather inviting with decorative touches intended to encourage comfort and introspection.
I have an interest in Narrative, Existential and Person Centered frameworks. I support my clients to challenge their interpretations of the past and construct narratives that empower them to take steps that are reflective of their strengths, goals, and authentic self. A combination of other modalities can also be used because ultimately, my therapeutic approach is guided by your circumstances.
The issues we can address include:
|Men’s issues||Career and life transitions||Identity and self-awareness|
|Addiction and substance use||Cultural and racial identity||Depression and anxiety|
|ADHD||Self-esteem and motivation||Body image|
|Grief and loss||Relationship issues||Spirituality and purpose|
I also provide resources and activities to engage with between sessions. Through my own experience in therapy, I’ve learned that you get out what you’re willing to put in. Life isn’t just a journey; it’s your journey. I’m here to support you in getting out of any ruts, over any challenges, and into a position of confidence.
Following the pandemic and the growing need for support services, I’m offering sliding scale pricing for a limited amount of time. No justification or evidence will be required to select a lower price point.
The starting rate for single sessions is $80 with the option to pay up to $120.
Big things start with small steps…
I prefer starting things off with a free, zero obligation call to discuss the possibility of working together. I want to make sure you feel comfortable with me and confident in my abilities. And as an ethical duty, if I don’t have the capacity to support you, I’ll do my best to recommend someone who can.