Amaya is a counsellor. Her natural empathy, mentoring and coaching style to promote positive change sparked a lifetime desire to formally qualify as a counsellor and coach at the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
Utilising positive psychology techniques, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and solution focused brief therapies, Amaya combines these theories with counselling and coaching skills to help people realise their full potential and to help those become “unstuck.”
Amaya has experience in working with drug and / or alcohol addiction, combined with mental health issues such as phobias, anxiety and depression.
An accredited, experienced and regular Telephone Crisis Support for Lifeline, Amaya has the ability to apply empathic and safe intervention for those at risk of suicide.
Many clients come to Amaya for support in self-esteem issues, self-identity, being “stuck” or are simply overwhelmed.
- Person centred counselling
- Understanding problem behaviour
- Replacing addiction with healthy habits
- Empowering self for change
- Setting and achieving goals
- Unlocking personal strengths
- Defining core beliefs and values
- Overcoming fear and obstacles
- Strategies to manage anxiety and depression
- Support with trauma
Qualifications / Memberships
Bachelor in Counselling (Coaching) | Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)
Diploma in Counselling | ACAP
Accredited Coach Training Program Graduate | International Coach Federation
Mental Health First Aid Certification | Lifeline
Suicide First Aid Certification | Lifeline
Trauma Informed Care Training
Member | Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
Member | Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
Where and When?
Amaya has rooms on the Northern Beaches (at the Lotus Centre) as well as Sydney CBD, George Street, near Wynyard Train Station.
Also Skype and telephone counselling are offered to those who are unable to travel or prefer weekend or evening sessions. Everyone is busy!