“I literally come from salt water people. My tribe lives along the coast and children learn to swim before they can walk. When I'm feeling overwhelmed or sad, I call my mother and the first thing she says is: 'Go to the beach Faith, the ocean can heal anything'”. 

About Faith

I moved to Australia for love over 26 years ago. After losing a much-wanted pregnancy, I fell into a deep depression where I was abusing alcohol to medicate my grief. After committing to rehab and many years of personal development, I discovered that the core of my problem was a deep sense of self-loathing and a belief that I was unlovable and unworthy.

 

I threw myself into 12-step recovery and worked with a number of spiritual teachers. I also embraced various philosophies and went deeper into my practice of meditation and yoga. Through it all, I came to a place of self-love and self-acceptance.

I am passionate about guiding others back to a loving place where, with courage, they begin to discover lost hope and gain the strength to put the broken pieces back together again.

 

When people first come to me, they have a deep sense of hopelessness. I want them to know that even though they have no hope at that moment, my job is to hold onto hope for them until they are strong enough to embody it for themselves. 

My clients describe me as a practical and grounded healer and counsellor. My three-year adventure into a social science degree has impacted my practice, bringing a balance to my naturally intuitive nature. I am passionate about helping my clients to find their inner strength and to integrate it into their work, relationships and passions.


I travel to London twice a year where I run group meditations, and am also available for one-on-one sessions with London-based clients during this time.

"I have experienced a growing confidence and wellbeing because of the healing and counselling work I have undertaken with Faith. Her deep and intuitive understanding of both pranic healing, chakra balancing, and energy work has encouraged stronger confidence and physical wellbeing in my daily life. This has been supplemented with the use of sadhanas, to change negative mental patterns and get rid of belief patterns that are no longer useful. Most exciting though is her ability to help her clients access their inner-child and their greater self, and thus a great source of strength, fun, creativity playfulness and courage within. In my business as a creative practitioner, making work for children, this has been invaluable. I would highly recommend Faith to anyone wishing to grow in their confidence and wellbeing, and can only begin to express my gratitude for her exceptional skills, alongside her natural and intuitive healing abilities."

Catherine F, Writer, Sydney, Australia.

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  • Bachelor Degree in Social Science (BASS), majoring in counselling

  • A fully accredited Ignite Your Spirit Therapists (IYS) energy healer

  • Cert. IV in Training & Assessment

  • Specialist in addiction counselling

  • Accredited Aboriginal Mental Health Assessor

  • Qualitative researcher on the mental health impact of racism

  • Trauma-informed and strength-based approach

  • Member of ACA (the Australian  Counselling Association ) Level 2

  • Member of International Institute of Complementary Therapists since 2015

  • Senior Meditation Teacher of MAA (Meditation Association of Australia) since 2018

Qualifications and professional memberships 

My approach

Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (TICP) is a strengths-based framework that is sensitive and responsive to the impact of trauma by creating physical, psychological, and emotional safety. It also gives survivors the chance to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.  

 

Using a Trauma-Informed Approach, I can recognise the signs and symptoms of trauma in my clients and integrate this knowledge into their treatment plan. This helps me to ensure that my clients are not re-traumatised during the therapeutic process.

Work with me

 

I have been seeing clients for counselling, energy healing and mindfulness coaching since 2013. One-on-one sessions are conducted face-to-face in my Sydney practice or via Skype or FaceTime.

I also hold regular healing meditations in Sydney and London. Sessions can be tailored to suit the needs of the group,  and may include:

  • meditation for anxiety

  • using mindfulness tools for mental well-being

  • relationship healing

  • creating a safe space for cross-cultural groups to address issues of racial awareness and unconscious bias.

One on one

Group events

"For my 50th birthday I wanted to create a ritual that would honour the people in my life and the deep gratitude I felt to have reached this milestone. As someone who designs and enacts rituals for others myself, I could not ask just anyone to hold the space, but I knew Faith was the right person. Faith not only prepared rigorously and carefully, she sat with me beforehand and readied me for the ritual. She presided over the ceremony with wisdom and grace, bringing her own soulful touch to the occasion. With her guidance, intuition and presence, she elevated the energy and held the space, helping create a powerful auric field suffused with love and honesty. I feel blessed to have had her facilitate my ‘turning."

 

 Joanne Fedler Internationally best-selling author, speaker and writing mentor

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What motivates me

As a woman without children, I believe my purpose is to offer support and nurturing to those who have lost their way. I have a fierce belief that everyone has a purpose and that everyone can heal. I do not believe for a moment that I can fix anyone but rather that my role is to walk alongside my clients on their journey to wholeness.

 

Who I work with

 

 

Most of my clients are successful, talented intelligent women who have spent the last decade or two building a life, creating businesses or careers, and/or raising children. It’s as if one day they looked up and wondered how the hell they got here. They looked over at their partner and wondered what they were thinking when they chose them. Or they never married and are now wondering how they are going to find meaning in their remaining years.

 

What will be their legacy? These women are usually mentally, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. They have been so busy running everyone else’s lives it’s like suddenly they’ve woken up and thought why?

 

 

How you can work with me

 

I offer one-on-one 50 minute counselling, energy healing or mindfulness coaching face to face in my Sydney-based practice, or via Skype or Facetime.

You can also join one of my group events, which include healing meditations and workshops.

"Faith is an amazing therapist. Her gentle, empathetic approach allowed me to build trust very quickly. Her ability to hold the group's vulnerability during her healing workshop was also very nurturing. I can't wait to work with her with my own wellness community. An incredible woman!"

June Allen, racial wellness educator