Sophie Lippell

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  1. WHO AM I? Sophie Lippell 29-Jan-2013
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MY THERAPY PHILOSOPHY

I believe that everyone has the ability to make positive changes in how they feel about themselves and their lives. Everyone has the potential, and deserves, to live an authentic and meaningful life.  What I love about being a therapist is that it gives me the opportunity to walk some of the way with you on the path of self-discovery.

“And then the day came
when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took
to blossom.”        (Anais Nin)

I believe that risk can more easily be taken when you feel supported by someone who knows how it feels to take those risks too.  As a therapist who has travelled on my own path of healing and recovery, I feel honoured to facilitate this journey for others. 

Change can only happen when you feel safe. It is within the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship that you can allow yourself to face the uncertainties of life with calmness and acceptance. In a secure, compassionate and caring environment you can safely unburden your heart and mind.  This allows you to explore your issues in greater depth, so you can gain new insights and new ways of handling them.

You are the expert in your own life.  You already have resources and strengths that you have been learning and drawing on for all of your life.  I will always encourage you to make your own decisions based on what you know to be best for you.  Whether you are clear about it yet or not, I believe that you already know what you need.  My role is to support you to connect with your own inner wisdom and to utilise your strengths.

I am committed to working with you so you can make the right decisions for yourself and create a much better balance in your life.

Contact me today.


PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING

Psychotherapy and counselling can help with many concerns including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship & intimacy issues
  • Addiction & Dependency
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting & family system
  • Life transitions and changes
  • Anger management
  • Difficulties caused by trauma and abuse
  • Work and career stresses
  • Spiritual connection and sense of purpose
  • Self-esteem & acceptance

Therapy can help you to feel that YOU are in control of your feelings rather than them being in control of you. It can help you develop personal resilience and find more effective ways of putting your new insights into appropriate action.

I can support you to safely explore areas you may have previously found challenging to reveal openly.  You will be heard, supported and guided to connect with your own inner resources and strengths. READ MORE....



HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnotherapy provides powerful support for creating positive changes and improvements in the quality of your health, state of mind and emotional well-being. 

I can help you:

  • Improve your concentration, memory, self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Enhance your performance at work, sport and school
  • Break old habits
  • Free you from addictions
  • Manage pain
  • Reduce stress and trauma
  • Undo negative thinking
  • Deepen your ability to relax

Hypnotherapy assists a client’s growth through self-empowerment and the release of destructive habits and thought processes.  It can aid you to un-train disempowering beliefs and unwanted habits, and learn new ways to enhance your life by creating new beliefs and habits. READ MORE....



COUPLES COUNSELLING

All relationships have their ups and downs.  There are good times and hard times.  Couples who work through the difficult challenges tend to develop stronger bonds that make their relationships more satisfying.  Couples can learn to communicate better, resolve conflicts, deepen their level of intimacy and enjoy a lasting partnership.

  • Do the same problems keep coming up over and over?
  • Are you constantly fighting but nothing seems to get resolved?
  • Have you and your partner given up on communicating with each other because it only ends up in misunderstandings?
  • Are you trying to wade your way through mistrust caused by infidelity?
  • Are you worried that you are heading towards a separation or divorce?
  • Do you want to break free of painful patterns of relating so that you can have a fulfilling relationship in the future?

Even with the best of intentions to resolve their problems, couples don’t always have the necessary skills to work things through in a satisfactory way.  Often problems keep occurring and you can end up feeling overwhelmed or stuck.  READ MORE....



FAMILY THERAPY

Family Therapy can involve the whole family system or just some parts of it.  This could include counselling for a couple experiencing difficulties on their own.

I offer Family Therapy to help you find better ways to deal with a wide range of concerns including:

  • Conduct disorders
  • Mood disorders, such as long term depression or anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Separation and divorce

Regardless of the problem’s origin, or whether the clients consider it an individual or family issue, involving the whole family in the solution is often very beneficial.  READ MORE....



ADDICTIONS THERAPY

Let me assist you to take the relevant steps so you can control an addiction rather than letting it control you. 

I understand exactly how it feels as I have been on this journey and successfully made the transformation.  I struggled with addiction and dependence problems, in the past, and through therapy I learned how to live an addiction-free and fulfilling life.

Addiction is a complex, but treatable, disease that affects both brain function and behaviour.  It is characterised by an intense and, at times, uncontrollable craving for, and dependence on, an activity or substance, even in the face of devastating consequences. 

It often develops as a result of a need to temporarily feel good or to escape emotional or physical pain.  It can therefore be seen as a coping mechanism which is employed to avoid a perceivably intolerable reality. 

Some of the most common addictions are:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Food
  • Gambling
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Exercise
  • Sex
  • Love

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SPIRITUAL REGRESSION THERAPY

Have you ever wondered:

  • Why am I here?  What is my purpose?
  • What are my soul lessons?
  • Who is my Spirit Guide?  Who is my soul mate?
  • Why do I choose both the difficult and the loving relationships in this life?
  • Why do I have the challenges I face emotionally, in my physical health or spiritually?

It is an integral part of our human design to yearn, to know who we truly are, to strive, to evolve in consciousness and to expand to a larger context of why we live or die.  Spiritual Regression Therapy helps you find answers to these questions and brings healing, clarity and a deep sense of meaning and purpose to your life.

The potential for Spiritual Regression Therapy is limitless.

Past Life Regression   READ MORE....

Life Between Lives Therapy  READ MORE....



SUCCESS COACHING

Success and Life Coaching has experienced explosive growth over recent years in Australia and internationally. This growth is due to the amazing results achieved by people and corporations when applying the life coaching principles.

  • Have you ever felt ‘stuck’ or confused about what you should do?
  • Have you ever wanted to achieve a new level of success in an area of your life?
  • Do you want to learn new ways to create the results you are seeking?

Be supported to reach exciting goals in various areas of your life. Develop new ways of being, based on your own unique values, preferences and perspectives. Let me assist you in closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be.  Create the life you have always desired.  READ MORE....



PHONE/SKYPE

There is a growing trend for individuals to access psychotherapy, counselling or coaching by telephone and Skype.  A 2002 study established that, for many concerns, it is just as effective as face-to-face counselling or coaching.

Time can feel limited in our busy lives and we are already committed in ways that may make it a challenge to add travel time on top of that precious therapy or coaching session.  By utilising the telephone or Skype, you can be free of constraining factors, such as geography and time, which can make receiving support much more accessible for many people.  Research indicates that it is particularly effective for people suffering with depression or anxiety as it can be conducted in private and at an individual’s convenience. It also provides a degree of anonymity which may be comforting to some, and reduces the intimidation that may be felt about disclosing vulnerable issues. 

I am happy to offer telephone and Skype consultations. This means that you can be anywhere in the world and maintain regular support in whatever way works best for you.

I’d like to support you. Contact me today



SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

PIVOTING PARADIGMS

“To be able to shape your future, you have to be able to change your paradigm.” (Joel Barker, author)

A paradigm is a pattern, or model, on which we define our lives. Throughout our development we received unconscious programming from our parents, schooling and community; each of us has created a core paradigm. It consists of distinct concepts, beliefs and thought patterns which create a discipline for our lives. This forms the basis of our habitual behaviours and for how we respond to the world, as it provides a model of the problems and solutions we recognise or adhere to.  READ MORE....


DISMANTLING CO-DEPENDENCE

Co-dependence is a term often used nowadays, to describe an enmeshed way of relating with others.  The basis of this type of enmeshment is a lack of relationship with oneself.  The longest relationship you will have in this life is with yourself - if it is not a kind and loving one, this cannot help but create unfulfilling relationships with others.  READ MORE....


WELCOMING THE WHISPERS

We are all constantly looking for answers to our incessant questions, or for solutions to those problems and unexpected challenges that keep cropping up in life.  We can seek for them from others, but will only ever receive their answers, specific only to their lives.  You need to get the answers from inside your own experience for your own life.  You have that inner wisdom and intuition.  You are constantly receiving messages, through all five of your senses.  Your brain processes these millions of bytes of information and, together with your stored resources, strengths and many years of gathered information, offers you sixth sense or intuitive messages.  Why do we ignore them? Because we don’t trust them or ourselves, we do not like what we are being told or we fear taking the required action.  We need to learn how to tune in to listen to these whispers.  READ MORE....


SOUL JOURNEYS

This one-day workshop assists you in learning more about spirituality and to discover more about your own soul’s journey.  Learn about reincarnation and explore your own past life memories.  Within the power of a group, you will be taken through process-driven exercises to connect you with your soul purpose, experience past life regression and deepen your connection with your Spirit Guide.

Enhance your spirituality – power up your purpose.

All materials provided.  No pre-requisites.

For all enquiries and bookings Contact Sophie


REFLECTIONS AND GOALS Level 1

This one-day workshop helps you explore and identify your core beliefs and values.  Undertake written exercises, powerful meditations and experiential processes to uncover the hierarchy of your important values.  Evaluate your life to see where you adhere to, or deny, those values.  Be taken through unconscious mind exercises that powerfully support your to reach for your dream life.  Complete the day by creating a decorated journal or notebook, with the first baby step actions written in.

Validate your values – live your dreams.

All materials provided. No pre-requisite.

For all enquiries and bookings Contact Sophie


REFLECTIONS AND GOALS Level 2

A one-day workshop to identify the areas of your life which need effective change, in order for you to live the life you love. Enhance the awareness of your dreams and intentions, and experience powerful processes to create inspiring goals that transform your life. Deepen those intentions by clarifying the steps, and supports, you need to put in place to happily and easily achieve them. Complete the day by creating your own Vision Board. Vision Boards help to integrate and reprogram the conscious and unconscious minds, to produce the powerful results you desire.

Grasp your goals – transform your life.

All materials provided.  Pre-requisite is Reflections Level 2.

For all enquiries and bookings Contact Sophie


Places are limited and offered on a first in basis



SUPERVISION

I offer clinical supervision to groups and individuals - including psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and hypnotherapists.  I incorporate a wide spectrum of therapeutic modalities and spiritual theories.  Those used will depend on how you work, where you work and what you need from me as your supervisor.

My aim is to help you develop your own style, with your own unique approaches and perspectives to enhance the service you provide for your clients.  I tailor the approach to you as an individual and I ensure that my supervision method matches the content of your clinical practice.  I assess skills on an on-going basis and we evaluate outcomes, together, regularly. I work with transference and counter-transference issues, and support you to work with concerns that may be triggered by your own history and development.  READ MORE....

  

 




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