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The Australian Centre for Holistic Studies


Spoil Yourself
8 The Hwy

Servicing area: Mt Waverley & Eastern Suburbs

The Australian Centre for Holistic Studies
Lisa has 11 years experience as a Holistic Living Counsellor, Meditation teacher and Energy Healer.
In her practise she assists adults, teens and children and is available for Skype consultations.

Ask about our introductory 20% discount off your first session!

Holistic Counselling with Lisa Forde

What is Holistic Living Counselling?

Holistic Living Counselling brings a warmth, care and depth to the healing process that is rare to find. This compassion comes from counsellors having undergone their own extensive personal development so that they come to clients with a great depth and wisdom gleaned from the progressive resolution of their own past and present life experiences as well as their professional and extensive counselling training. Massage, meditation, inner child work, art therapy and many more interactive activities make up the toolbox of Holistic Living Tools with the client taking an active part in their own healing. Whether you are experiencing a crisis, family or relationship issues, depression, or just want more from life, there is so much to be gained by seeing a Holistic Living Counsellor.

Real People as counsellors

Holistic Living Counsellors undergo deep personal work in their training. All counsellors trained in this modality are taught to "Fill up their own tank first" and attend to their own emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health regularly so that they are really walking their talk. This brings much more of an authentic presence to the counselling process and you will pick this up by the very genuine intention and care you experience. You are provided with a very safe and supportive environment for healing to take place.

What can I gain?

Holistic Living Counselling allows you to explore whatever issues are troubling you right now. It can bring about deep level change and progress by assisting you in identifying any self limiting beliefs that are preventing you from moving forward. Interactive activities conducted within the sessions help you make your own discoveries and find the origin of unsupportive beliefs - becoming empowered to change them. This type of counselling is effective for short term or long term problems. Counselling can also be helpful for when you are just in a "slump" and find yourself unable to find contentment. Whatever the stumbling block, counselling can provide you with the tools to move through the problem and out the other side feeling clear and having learnt more about yourself in the process.

Holistic Living Childrens Counselling brings a gentleness and sensitivity that children thrive on. The playful and engaging environment created by the counsellor makes healing joyful, fun and effective for children whilst supporting them through their current challenge.

Counselling can help with
  • depression & malaise
  • overcoming crisis
  • anger management & release
  • stress management
  • family issues
  • relationship issues
  • coping with grief
  • self esteem issues
  • overcoming abuse
  • adapting to life changes
  • parenting issues
  • goal setting and finding direction
  • dealing with loneliness and much more..
Available by appointment in Mount Waverley . Phone and Skype Counselling Sessions also available. Bookings necessary. Call today to book your session.

"My sessions with you have been truly transformation and quite remarkable in so many ways. I came to you feeling bottled up and struggling with so many emotions and feelings which I was unable to express. Even from our first session everything began to change and from then on after each session. It was almost magical how it all happened so naturally and easily. I found my voice again to express my feelings, open up and know that my feelings matter. I developed a profound shift in my connection to myself and those around me. It has been an incredible journey with you and my life has changed forever. This has served me so much that I am now a better practitioner helping others.
I would highly recommend anyone needing help to contact Lisa. If you feel drawn then just do it. It was truly amazing. Thank you. I will miss our sessions." Melissa

"I feel so comfortable and supported every time I walk in the door. Lisa is very experienced and knows exactly what to do to help in a very accepting environment. Lisa has a huge range of techniques and tools to help with anything. Her caring, warmth and acceptance has helped me incredibly to work through some difficulties in my life. " Cindy

"Lisa helped me to heal so many painful memories and painful emotions. She empowers and supports you to truly live your potential." Trish

"I have been to see you a couple of times and together we have done some exploring. Whatever we did Lisa we lifted a big dark cloak. I think the universe is trying to tell me something. Go live your dream!" Shane

"My son hated school. My morning routine consisted of tantrums, point blank refusal and begging and crying not to have to go to school. Then when we got to school I had to leave him hysterical at the classroom door. Gut wrenching stuff for a mum. The very next day after his first counselling session my son was like a different child. No tantrums, refusals, begging or hysterics. A cheerful kiss and goodbye mum at the door. Why did I wait so long?" Susan

Lisa helped my daughter recognize, verbalize and manage her feelings which in turn improved the dynamics in our home. She has a warm, gentle, understanding and approachable manner and I thoroughly recommend her. My daughter still talks about her and wants to visit." Susan
Since my son has been seeing Lisa for his holistic counselling sessions he feels that he is happier and understands his emotions better. Today he went into my meditation room and used my paints to express how he was feeling. He said he just wants to paint what is coming out of his heart even if it doesnt make sense!! Woo hooo I could cry!! Vanessa

Available by appointment in Mount Waverley.

Skype sessions now also available

Energy Healing

The ultimate pampering. Receive a Reiki healing and Energy Balance Massage whilst lying there surrounded by beautiful sounds and scents. A relaxing and refreshing experience. Suitable for those who are in need of some nurturing and relaxation...and isn't that everyone??
Everyone who provides energy healing does so in a unique and special way. Lisa provides insights gleaned during the healing as well as providing a very deep and relaxing healing that will leave you feeling wonderful for hours.

Available by appointment in Mount Waverley Call today to book your appointment

Public Speaking

Speak to Lisa about presentations on stress management and relaxation and meditation techniques for your support group, school, staff training seminar or wellness program.
Lisa is experienced in providing professional presentations customized to your requirements. She specializes in supporting parents and carers of children or adults with special needs.

Please feel free to contact me for more information on any of these services

Qualification Details

Lisa Forde
    Dip Hol Counselling
    Ad Cert in Counselling Children Holistically
    Reiki 2
    Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment
    Member International Institute of Complimentary Therapists
    Member Australian Teachers of Meditation Association
    Principal ACHS

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