Are you dealing with the stress of day-to-day life, busy schedule, personal or work-related issues? Or perhaps it’s the difficult past that is a barrier for you to feel calm and peaceful.
At Coherence Personal Counselling we use different counselling modalities in combination with helpful stress reduction techniques such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to help you overcome a problem or difficulties. EFT is often referred to as “Tapping” or “Psychological Acupuncture” but without the use of needles, instead it uses a two finger tapping process with a cognitive acceptance statement. EFT is a brief novel intervention combining elements of exposure and cognitive therapy, and somatic stimulation. It has shown to lower cortisol levels and is therefore a great stress reduction technique. It is easy to learn and do, can be self applied and often provides relief in minutes. It often works no matter how long you’ve had a problem, results are usually long lasting; and can work where nothing else will. EFT is a powerful self-applied, stress reduction method based on extensive research that shows emotional distress contributes greatly to illness. EFT can address a range of issues by simply focusing on the issue you would like to address with an acceptance statement, along with a simple two finger tapping technique.
Alja Hopkins graduated in Bachelor in Social Work in 1999 and worked in various clinical, counselling roles since, both in Europe and Australia; for the past thirteen years in a clinical role within the medical model of care. Alja continue to question “Is there more in the way we can help and support clients deal with their emotions?” Alja has up-skilled in the area of energy psychology and has gained certification in Evidence Based Emotional Freedom Techniques by Australian Psychologist and world renowned researcher Dr Peta Stapleton, and complete certification in EFT including Optimal EFT by the founder of EFT Gary Craig. Alja is also certified HeartMath system mentor and coach.
Alja has travelled with Mind Heart Connect Fundation to support training delivery to professionals working in traumatised communities to Kimberly region as and EA for Dr Lori Leyden, world renowned trauma healing expert. Alja now runs her own private practice in a beautiful Jetty location of Coffs Harbour, NSW east coast and is also servicing client online from anywhere in the world. Alja is passionate in supporting clients to live their full potentials via therapeutic sessions. Alja believes that she has finally found approached that worked in every situation, from minor emotional difficulties to acute traumatic or devastating, tragic events. Alja is committed to continuous learning in the field of Energy Psychology to be able to better assist her clients, communities, and spread it to colleagues. Alja believes that true healing is just like learning and growth. It never stops, one can only go deeper into it.
Alja specialises in trauma relief work (including acute), PTSD, anxiety, general health (including chronic conditions and terminal illness), perinatal, child, youth and family health.