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 over the phone, zoom or in-person for those based in Melbourne (Australia). I work from a private counselling room in Hawthorn, but am also open to outdoor sessions which allow us to enjoy the comforts of nature while still having a degree of privacy. 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 an interest in Narrative 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.
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 $70 with the option to pay up to $100.
Let’s start with a chat
I suggest starting things off with a casual call to discuss the possibility of working together. I want to make sure you feel comfortable and understood. It’s also an ethical responsibility that I work within the limits of my training and experience. If I don’t have the capacity to support you, I’ll do my best to recommend someone who can.
Drop your details in the form below and I’ll be in touch.