At various times in our life we all encounter difficult or challenging situations and experiences. Sometimes in order to get relief from and completely eliminate our distress, we may need more skill and understanding than our usual support networks can provide. We may require professional guidance and support to gain insight, explore our options and ways in which to improve our lives. At other times we may just want an opportunity to review how to live in a more balanced and meaningful way.
Psychotherapy is successfully used to treat and cure emotional and behavioural issues including depression, stress, worry, low confidence and self-esteem, anxieties, fears, phobias, panic attacks, obsessions, grief, loss, communication and relationships, weight control, smoking, work and career, life transitions, and difficulties caused by addictions, trauma and abuse.
Some people are born with anxieties and fears and the anxiousness, self-doubt and negative thoughts become part of their personality. However it’s never too late to change how we feel about ourselves, to free ourselves from destructive old patterns, memories and thoughts that prevent us from healing and reaching our full potential.
Psychotherapy rapidly removes negative emotions and conditioning resulting in profound positive effects to your total well-being. By eliminating or modifying existing symptoms and patterns of behaviour, self growth is created. Access your personal power and you can make permanent changes within and enjoy peace and freedom.
It’s a therapy process that focuses on the self - both conscious and unconscious. Intellectual awareness does not trigger a therapeutic response; we need to change our subconscious beliefs to stimulate transformation.
The subconscious mind is the powerhouse of the mind and like a computer it stores every feeling, fact, idea and event that we’ve ever experienced. It’s our driving force and source of energy - acting the way it’s been programmed to act and having enormous influence on our emotions and behaviour. It has far more influence than our conscious mind, which is why willpower - a product of the conscious mind, doesn't work. To make change you need to address the negative conditioning from your subconscious mind. Unfortunately some suppressed, unresolved conflicts and traumas can emerge later in later as ill-health, anxiety, a phobia, compulsion or behavioural problem with no obvious cause.
How Can I Help You?
The special style of psychotherapy that I practice is short term, powerful therapy that achieves fast, yet long – term results. It’s a totally natural, safe and drug-free approach suitable for most ages.
I assist you to gain insight into your situation, to become aware of choices that you may not initially recognise and to stop sabotaging yourself with unhealthy thoughts and behaviour. I show you tools and strategies for more effective ways of relating and coping, and getting more out of life. Be transformed and live a happier, more satisfying and fulfilling life.
By developing personal resources and resilience you are empowered to take control of your life, resolve issues and reach your goals. With self-acceptance, confidence and deeper level of self-awareness you can overcome core issues that underlie painful feelings, insecurities and persistent emotional and physical problems.
Research has consistently show that those people who have psychotherapy and counselling when faced with a difficult emotional or life problem are much better off than those who don’t seek help, and that the benefits are long-term.
The effectiveness of the techniques that I use have been researched, tested and successfully proven worldwide for many years. They work in a deep and profound way and include counselling, cognitive therapy, the power of positive thinking, clearing emotional issues through a combination of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and TFT (Thought Field Therapy), and Hypnotherapy (Deep Relaxation).
Hypnosis is a normal, natural process that we all go into at various times of the day, such as when we're first waking up or falling asleep at night. It's a safe, comfortable state of altered awareness that's like being half awake and half asleep. It's highly effective in facilitating positive change. Hypnosis creates mental and physical relaxation which allows your subconscious mind to be re-educated and accept and respond to creative and beneficial suggestions.
Hypnotherapy is the the most powerful therapy for creating and enhancing self-esteem, emotional balance and calmness and overcoming behavioural or psychosomatic problems - ie., a functional illness; an illness that has no obvious physical cause. Hypnotherapy can help you overcome a problem that reason logic or sound common sense cannot cure. It can remove inhibitions, compulsions and obsessions. Hypnotherapy is also effective for overcoming phobias, self-limiting fears and anxiety and strengthening personality.
Renew your mind by clearing out ineffective, destructive beliefs that you hold about yourself, your life and the world, and replace them with life affirming, nourishing beliefs.
How Long Will It Take?
While many clients experience significant changes quite rapidly, the number of sessions required varies from person to person depending on how deep seated their emotional issues are and how many there are of them. At your first consultation I will discuss how many sessions may be necessary.
Another Valuable Technique:
When and if appropriate, Past Life Regression can be incorporated into a client’s therapy, or it can be experienced as an independent journey of self-discovery and inner healing, bringing clarity and new insight into your present life.
Past Life Regression is a widely used, valuable tool for enhancing the quality of your present life and understanding your beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It is a safe, natural and proven way to access stored memories. By looking back you can avoid making the same mistakes and can use the accumulated wisdom of your many lives to live and mature to your fullest potential.
Fast, effective, powerful therapy
Rapid relief and long-term results
Profound improvements to the quality of your life
Cure your problems by exploring the root cause
Replace old habits with new positive behaviour
Resolve long-standing fears and phobias
Increase your self awareness
Stop sabotaging yourself and making the same mistakes
Remove negative emotional blocks & upset
Eliminate stress, tension and anxiety
Reach your full creative potential
Reduce anger and conflict
Restore and promote emotional balance
Empower yourself with positive feelings
make healthy food and lifestyle choices
Feel worthwhile and confident
Improve communication and relationships
Learn to control your emotions
Learn skills to better cope and manage
Become assertive and decisive
Promote better decision-making
Feel calm and relaxed in all situations
Increase sports performance
Sleep easily and soundly
Improve memory and concentration
Maintain motivation and direction
Increase energy and vitality
Identify and achieve your goals
Enhance your work efficiency and income
Reach your full creative potential
Find meaning in life
Enjoy good health, happiness and success
Lindy Poirier is a respected, experienced professional Psychotherapist passionate about healing in a warm and caring way. Her qualifications include a Diploma of Advanced Psychotherapy, a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and she is currently undertaking further professional development.
With her specialised skills Lindy runs a successful private practice committed to helping clients improve their emotional, mental and physical well-being and facilitate personal growth, development and relaxation.
Lindy is a sensitive, attentive listener genuinely keen to understand your unique personality and life situation. Having experienced her own challenging emotional issues and travelled a journey of personal growth, she shares empathy and insight and can connect to others at deep and powerful level. In a confidential, safe environment you will experience valuable support, trust and guidance.
Clients often enjoy rapid relief in one session and are impressed by the measurable, significant benefits and amazing personal transformation that they experience within a short time.
Sessions with Lindy helped me gain self-esteem and liberation from the tyranny of my negative beliefs.
Francis C. (Glengowrie SA)
I contacted Lindy in 2010 for help dealing with issues I have struggled with for over 20 years. As soon as I spoke to her I felt that she was going to be be able to help me. She has a calmness and warmth which is evident even on the phone. In person Lindy is totally professional and at the same extraordinarily human - a difficult balance, I would think, yet she is quite comfortable with it. In the 6 months of sessions that I had with her she helped me recognise the source of my anxieties and the way they had been manifesting in my life, as well as showing me ways to put them into perspective and not let them control me in the future. I would without hesitation recommend Lindy to anyone, she is not only a wonderful therapist, she is a wonderful person.
Sarah H. (Hove SA)
I was barely functioning when I decided to make an appointment with Lindy Poirier. After unsuccessful sessions with both Psychiatrists and Psychologists I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever be able to live normally again. I didn’t want to go down the road of medication; I’d tried that in the past and found it more of a band-aid solution.
I was diagnosed by my GP as having an Anxiety disorder, well let’s say many disorders, which included generalised anxiety, health anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive and a phobia I had been living with since I was only a small child. Along with this I had debilitating panic attacks and a period of terrifying disassociation. But that wasn’t all, depression also took hold. I was at the point where I couldn’t work, didn’t socialise and didn’t really leave the house. I wasn’t even able to drive a car because my anxiety was so bad.
After only my first session with Lindy I noticed an improvement in my anxiety. Since seeing Lindy I would say she has completely ‘cured’ me of all my issues, not only the anxiety! The techniques she taught me proved invaluable in my recovery. I didn’t realise life could be this way, and that I could live it anxiety free. I took on dancing lessons, applied for a new job and won it, and can now live every day with a freedom I never imagined possible! I have no hesitations in recommending Lindy and the work that she does, she changed my life!
Alison V. (Ashford SA)
Lindy has helped me process some very difficult situations and make resolutions that have greatly improved my ability to cope. She has taught me self-calming techniques that I can use anytime, anywhere.
Through meditation I have become more punctual and mindful of what I am doing. I am more immune to criticism, and have learned not to take things too personally. She has given me confidence to handle myself calmly in conflict situations.
Lindy is gifted in her ability to articulate a problem, and get to the solution with great rationale.
I can not recommend anyone more highly than Lindy, to help anyone struggling with life’s problems.
Julie A. (Eden Hills SA)
From a very early age I exhibited some rather unusual ‘psychic abilities’ and have been able to hear voices from the other realms, which at times has left me in a very uncomfortable state both physically and mentally. There were times when I felt my brain was literally going to explode and life felt like it was spiraling out of control.
The intensity of the events increased with age, until I reached a point where I knew I would need to access help in order to become more aware of what was happening and to try and figure out how I could become comfortable with it all.
Finding the right person to help with my situation has been no easy task I can assure you, and I have searched far and wide. One day I found Lindy Poirier and after a few delicately probing questions, realized this was the woman for me. Lindy put my mind at ease straight away and assured me that no problem was insurmountable.
The work with Lindy has been life changing. I now have a much greater understanding of what has been happening to me throughout my life and have finally reached a point where I am comfortable in my own skin. In fact, now I actually enjoy and embrace my ‘gifts’. I will be forever in debt to Lindy for turning the light on and I have chosen to continue working with her in order to learn as much as I possibly can. With knowledge comes power and greater control of our ‘selves’. And I am sitting in a far far better place now, than I was 12 months ago when I first walked into Lindy’s office.
Leanne M. (Wellington SA)
Lindy has helped me release the negative burdens that were preventing me from moving forward in my life. My relationships are more harmonious and communication has improved. She has put a smile back on my face. I now feel I have the strength to deal with any challenges that may arrive in my life.
Sherie J. (Clovelly Park SA)
For me Lindy's program was a revelation and a success. After spending more than 10 years of my life with anxiety I was desperate to find a natural solution to my problems. I was tried of feeling trapped and afraid to live life as it should be and was slowly losing control. As the anxiety increased over time I was increasing in fear of all social situations including any activity outside my control and outside my comfort zone. I needed help and Lindy was able to allow me to overcome my anxiety with her relaxed method of therapy. Since the program, I'm functioning at a level I never thought would be possible to me. I am able to attend functions and events that only a short time ago I would've fearfully declined. The results were not achieved in one session as there were anxieties, fears, panic attacks which needed to be treated and worked through, but now I feel very strong mentally and at ease in my mind. I am now able to continue my life as it should be. The professional guidance and support offered during the sessions made this experience very comfortable and well recommended. Thank you for getting my life back.
David H. 39, (Clarence Gardens SA)
I came to see Lindy seeking an alternative approach to dealing with depression. With her easy communication style and sense of humour, I was on the road to recovery from the very first session. If you want an alternative to popping a pill,then Lindy is the person to see.
James G. (Willaston)
When I first went to Lindy my daily life was becoming more and more consumed with my issues. I was extremely unhappy and it was not only affecting me but also my family. My initial consultation brought immediate relief to my peace of mind and as the sessions continued I had constant improvement. I can now think about these issues, discuss them and then let them go, they no longer consume me. I am no longer trying to be the person everyone else wants me to be and it has been liberating discovering the real me and that I’m okay. I went to Lindy with an open mind and not knowing what to expect and found a professional, kind, caring, down to earth person who is an extremely good listener and practical with an amazing sense of humour. She has helped me feel good about myself, given me coping techniques and has enabled me to look at life differently. It is hard to put into words the difference that Lindy has made not only to my life but also my family but I am constantly heard to say “thank you Lindy”. I have had no hesitation recommending Lindy and I will continue to do so!
Kerryn W. (O'Halloran Hill SA)
Recently I was looking for some avenues to improve my current level of mental health. I have been in the self actualisation/self improvement field and also the spiritual field for over 20 years, and have been very happy with my development and current sense of well being. However, I was looking for a way to transform to an even greater level of awareness. I wanted to create a shift from feeling pretty good to feeling great and being really content in each moment, independent of external circumstances. I felt there were two areas that could be restricting me and that were possibly creating some resistance to where I knew I could be. I wanted someone accredited, professional, and who had the expertise to go deep into the subconscious. A lovely friend of mine who owns SA’s largest self help/religious book store recommended Lindy Poirier.
In total I had 11 sessions with Lindy, all which were greatly embraced and appreciated. In a short time I began to see some major changes take place. I was able to release a major childhood trauma, as well as accelerate my self worth to a whole new level, which in turn, created a greater level of wealth.
Not only this, as the weeks transpired, other shifts took place and I quickly reached way beyond the anticipated expectations and entered new paradigms.
I thank Lindy for the assistance that I needed with creating these transformations. I highly recommend Lindy to anyone who is looking for an affordable, professional way to release their obstacles, raise their awareness and open themselves up to an even greater experience of life.
Willem v d B. (Kurralta Park SA)
I first came to see Lindy at one of the lowest points of my life. I was going through significant personal changes and was not coping at all well emotionally. I had seen counsellors, who while good to help me clarify the problem, weren't doing anything to help me modify the underpinning drivers for my behaviours. After an initial 'crisis session' with Lindy we started on a series of hypnotherapy sessions which were brilliant in terms of both helping me relax and in reprogramming some of the very negative subconscious thoughts that had been endemic in my mind for a long time. After a while, the change in my outlook became apparent not only to me, but to those around me, who remarked that I seemed to be in a 'much better space' than I had been previously. At the end of the sessions I felt far more prepared to cope with some of the challenges I will continue to face - the problems are still there, but I know that I can overcome them now, and if I ever feel like I am starting to slip again then I will be back to see Lindy without hesitation.
Mark D. (Coromandel Valley SA)
Thank you so much for helping me to relax and sleep better! Of course my main hope when I initially came to see you was that you would be able to help me communicate better with my loved ones, as well as my friends and the rest of the world really.... to be able to say how I felt without feeling guilty. The depth of the relaxation I felt with your techniques has really calmed me down and I do not feel nearly as anxious or nervous at the prospect of the future.
Wendy B. (Hahndorf SA)
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Initial Appointment: 1 1/2 hours
Subsequent: 1 hour
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