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Gold Coast Psychologist

A solutions-focused holistic therapist!

Holistic Psychologist on the Gold Coast

Hi and welcome! My name is Michelle van Namen, I am an Integrative Health Practitioner, Holistic Psychologist & Hypnotherapist with over 30 years experience.  I would be honored to help you to improve the quality of your life so you can experience more health, happiness, harmony and fulfillment in life. As a solutions-focused holistic therapist on the Gold Coast my aim is to guide, support and empower you to identify practical solutions, and to implement best practice strategies to assist you to overcome some of life’s challenges, and to significantly improve your mental health as soon as possible. Most importantly you need someone who is confidential, genuinely compassionate and non-judgmental – this is my promise to you!  Check out some more about me, and the unique and highly effective programs we offer. Hope to meet you soon!

How can our Psychologist help you?

Maybe you are experiencing severe stress, do you feel anxious, or perhaps you are suffering from panic attacks or phobias?  Or have you been diagnosed with depression or do you just feel really low and unfulfilled? Perhaps you lack self-confidence or have low self-worth? Are you fed up with certain patterns of behaviour that keep holding you back in life and prevent you from reaching your full potential?

  • How much has this impacted the quality of your life?
  • Just how much frustration and misery is this causing for you?
  • How has it impacted your relationships with others?

Perhaps you’ve visited the doctor and tried medications? Maybe you have consulted the help from psychologists or therapists already, but nothing has changed and things just seem hopeless? I know how you feel, I too used to feel the same frustrations and I was living in fear that I would never live a ‘normal’ life again.  I had a traumatic childhood and I was in and out of depression for many years, which led to many other health issues. I was fortunate enough after many failed attempts, to finally find some great help.  This inspired me to go on a long journey of self-discovery.  And through my own experiences and broad studies, and as a qualified psychologist on the Gold Coast I have the understanding, the skills and the genuine desire to help you!

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Unique Holistic Psychology Programs

At Integrated Health Specialists we have unique ‘Personal Accelerator Programs’ that truly work to breakthrough your personal limitations and improve the quality of your life, medication free!  Our psychologist utilises a wide range of services & techniques, so we use a combination of the relevant techniques to get the best outcomes for you:

Through nurturing support from our highly experienced female Psychologist, we offer a holistic approach to well-being. We consider all aspects of your current physical health and your state of mind, to improve your quality of life.  Health is the ability to live to your full potential and is a state of balance that exists on three levels: body, mind, and spirit.  The medical model focuses on the symptoms – not the causes.  We work on your underlying behavioural patterns (the causes) that are leading to the symptoms.  No diagnosing, labelling or medicating for the problem, but instead focusing on practical solutions to make real changes instead of the ‘band-aid’ approach!  Our positive psychology and solutions-focused approach means rather than just dwelling forever on your problems and in the past, we focus on moving you forward to make significant changes quickly and to experience optimal positive outcomes! Our psychologist facilitates and supports you to be an active participant in the healing process, rather than a passive recipient of “health care” and pharmaceuticals.

Our aim is to empower you with the tools you need to live a fulfilling and healthy life.  Conventional psychologists will often see you for months, even years and with no end to the therapy, and a dependency is often formed in order to cope.  Our one-on-one ‘Personal Accelerator Programs’ have proven structured systems that work, and range in length from 6 sessions to 14 sessions, depending upon the program.  Your program is structured to empower you to be able to take responsibility for your own well-being!

We are so confident that you will find our programs life-changing, that we offer a full 100% money back guarantee! If at the end of your program you are not satisfied with the outcomes, we will refund your money in full.  That’s how confident we are in our services, we’ve become a well-recognised clinic, and have been consistently rated one of the best psychologists on the Gold Coast!

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What is a holistic psychologist?

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Michelle van Namen – Holistic Psychologist

A holistic psychologist offers a counselling and psychotherapy approach that takes traditional “talk” therapy to another level working with an individual as a whole person, integrating the mind, body, and spirit. Holistic Psychologists understand that illness develops from dis-ease or being out of touch with the energetic flow of emotions and the wisdom of the body. This approach does not see these symptoms as bad, necessitating their removal or cure, but to take a more systemic view. The lack of balance in the psychology world today is actually unrealistic because it’s definitions of functioning are based on dysfunction. Symptoms carry a lot of information about what is going on at a deeper, inner level, and can be valuable for alerting us to the necessity of paying attention to our inner being. Dis-ease can be reversed as the body and mind can come into balance reciprocally to support the individual as a whole system. Exploring symptoms in this way involves discovering what is seeking to emerge in our knowing of ourselves, and then integrating this discovery into our day to day living. We actually all have superior capacities to tap into this wisdom and balance the energetic flow of the body, but we must learn how.

Holistic psychotherapy means adapting diverse methods to the person rather than the person to the method. Not applying pre-set techniques to everyone means the uniqueness of each individual can unfold organically. The dynamic process of therapy means that people actively experience making choices for themselves rather than being given advice or interpretation upon which they may or may not act. My services are designed to guide clients through all stages of their personal development so that they can achieve greater happiness in their lives and achieve greater results. As a holitic psychologist I help clients to develop greater self-awareness to really understand who they are, and what they truly want in their life.

“We do not change as we grow older; we just become more clearly ourselves.”

My holistic, medication-free approach is effective for all types of psychological problems and stresses – even the most serious and severe. Holistic counselling is solution-oriented and practical: it does not use psychological labeling, but instead uses only empowering best practice approaches to enable clients to resolve their issues in constructive ways. Clients will achieve this by initially learning to free their mind from stress to create the freedom to examine their problems, issues and goals in life in creative new ways, and then put their new insights into positive and constructive actions.

Clients develop the ability to free themselves from stress by freeing themselves from paralyzing inhibitions, negative attitudes, emotional impulsiveness, self-destructive behaviour patterns, and conscious as well as unconscious self-defeating actions and reactions. They will then learn how to become more aware of their ‘Self’, their current situation and their past. As a result, clients will start to integrate their thoughts, feelings and actions in more constructive and realistic ways. Clients will start to focus on the here and now; not on guilt or regret over a past that cannot be changed, and not on worry about a future that is unknown.

In therapy you will acquire the skill to give up blame. And as you move away from blame (of yourself or others) you feel the freedom of being truly in the constructive realm of choosing and working towards a life that is truly fulfilling. And by gaining such in-depth understandings you can learn to become free to get on – and stay on – roads of self-discovery and positive change! You learn how to become free to be responsible for the choices you make and you realise how you can empower yourself to actually choose to make positive or negative choices. Knowing ourselves more fully helps us to make creative responses to difficulties and opportunities. Responding in this way allows more passionate engagement with life, a richer experience of meaning, and increased fulfillment.