Welcome!

 

Kylie Heenan | B.Soc.Sc., M.Couns. is a registered counsellor, clinical supervisor, relationship therapist, facilitator and writer with a passion for helping people to Deepen Connection & Live Authentically.

Kylie works with individuals, couples and groups in a collaborative, strengths-based way that invites awareness, understanding and reflection, thereby enriching relationships with yourself and others.  Kylie is known for her attuned and non-judgemental approach, helping people feel at ease to share their concerns at a pace that works for them.

Counselling with Kylie is like a friendly chat that brings clarity to your situation, identifies where you might feel challenged or stuck, and gently encourages you to create the change you want to see.

In one client’s words: “You articulate everything I’m feeling when I can’t put it into words.”

The therapeutic relationship is paramount to an effective counselling process, so screen carefully before you commit, ask questions and trust your gut.  Here are three questions to know the answer to before you agree to pay any practitioner:

  1. What are your qualifications? (e.g. Masters degree in counselling)
  2. Are you registered? (Go to the ARCAP register to check any counsellor)
  3. Do you have experience with my specific situation? (describe the key aspects you want help with, e.g. couples counselling, past trauma, domestic violence)

Qualifications ensure a minimum standard of training in counselling; professional  registration ensures a commitment to a code of ethics, ongoing training and clinical supervision; experience gives you confidence that there is some understanding of what you are bringing to counselling. Practitioners should also be up-front about their fees.

Kylie has dedicated many years to becoming a skilled practitioner, with bachelor and masters degrees specialising in counselling, and post-graduate studies in domestic violence and men’s behaviour change.  Kylie is a Level 4 member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), and has experience with a broad range of challenges, including trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, relationship conflict, anxiety and more. Kylie is LGBTIQ+ allied.

Counselling seasons are conducted in beautiful seaside Redcliffe… just 30 minutes north of Brisbane and 45 minutes south of the Sunshine Coast. Close to Queen’s beach and local cafés, Redcliffe is the perfect locale to wander after a session and take a moment to breathe and be.

Q & A:

Why did you choose to become a counselling professional?

Life has given me a broad range of experiences, some hearty challenges, and a passion for helping others to express the version of themselves that most aligns with their goals and dreams.

Working within a social constructionist framework, I adopt the approach that we play out a reality rooted in ideas and beliefs that were initially passed on by others when we were young.  Through repeated experiences, choices and conversations we have (with others and in our heads), these ideas and beliefs about the world and about ourselves become reinforced and thereby have the power to shape our reality.

I facilitate conversations with and between individuals that invite a broadening of perspectives, a deepening of understanding and compassion for self and others, and an expanding of ideas and actions that lead to authenticity in life and relationships.

I bring to our collaborative work my skills and experience in hosting conversations that are rich in compassion, non-judgement, hope, and a new way of looking at your life. You bring a wealth of experience in being YOU, in knowing what you do and don’t want, and in deciding what is best for you.

If you want a chat to be sure I’m the right person to work with you, just give me a call.

Why do you love to work with couples?

We are all too aware of the high rate of separation in our culture.  Separation is a choice I support both parties through if that’s what you decide is best for you.

I also meet people who feel that their relationship could have survived and thrived if they had been able to sustain a deeper connection and to find ways of responding to everyday relationship struggles sooner.  I work with couples to facilitate conversations that increase understanding, improve communication, and move towards the common relationship goals.

A healthy relationship is not determined only by staying together, but through finding a love that develops beyond romance, and a companionship that is enjoyable and enriching.  Relationship with self also impacts on relationship with others, so you can even work on your relationship in individual sessions. I have enjoyed seeing couples reconnect in love, share excitement about their future together, and reignite passion in the relationship.

Who else do you work with?

I work with teens and adults who might be struggling with those aspects of life getting in the way of who we want to be and what we want to achieve.  Although I don’t pathologise people, I work with those who identify with diagnoses such as anxiety or depression, and who’ve had experiences of loss or trauma. I also work with people who are finding juggling the responsibilities of everyday life, school, work, family and other commitments impacting on their happiness or fulfilment. When the pressure builds up, it’s helpful to seek professional support rather than bottle it up and explode or feel despondent.

I have recently brought a focus to providing clinical supervision for other counselling professionals – whether you are just starting out or a seasoned practitioner seeking a fresh perspective. Call to discuss your supervision goals and what you are looking for in a supervisor.

A personal insight…

Melbourne-born, I grew up on the beautiful beaches of Cairns and the Gold Coast and have settled happily north of Brisbane, Queensland with my husband and two smoochy cats. On a sunny weekend, you will find me pottering in my veggie gardens or wandering along Redcliffe’s foreshore. My healing practices are yoga, meditation, gratitude, laughter, collecting shells and rocks, and macro-photography!

I adore Greek islands, New Zealand hot springs and Swiss wildflowers … but my heart belongs to Australia’s eucalypts and bird-songs. Hamilton Island is a favourite escape.

My great uncle Bill was the incredibly talented artist William Ricketts and I highly recommend a visit to his wildlife and sculpture sanctuary if you want to see where pure talent married a deep love and respect for indigenous Australians and wildlife..

I find real and utter contentment in the marriage of radiant health and pure joy.  My life philosophy goes like this…

Eat real food, mostly vegetables, organic where you can. Drink pure water. Still the mind, calm the heart, move the body. Take deeper breaths. Say kind things to yourself and others. Read nourishing books. Listen to soul-stirring music. Make time for laughter and leisure. Get off your computer and social media. Become involved – no person is an island. Step outside and get sunlight on your skin. Grow a garden. Take a hike (literally). Stretch. Let go of what you can’t change; change what you can.

I look forward to working with you!  ~ Kylie

Let’s work together

COUNSELLING for Individuals and Couples

Unlike some forms of therapy which pathologise you or your relationships, we work collaboratively to identify your strengths, determine your goals, and plan your course of action.

Through transformative conversations that nurture and inspire, you develop skills that enhance your relationships, deepen connection with others, and move you in the direction that aligns with your preferred way of being and living.

The first step is to take the first step and make the call…

FOR IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS:

Please call or text 0408 880 208 to book a time for individual or couple consultations in Redcliffe, Queensland. Questions about our work together are always welcome.

Consultations are generally an hour in length and fees are currently as follows:

Individual counselling (1 person) $130 per session – 60 mins

Relationship counselling (2 people) $160 per session – 60 mins

Clinical supervision (individual or group) – call to discuss length and fees

Sessions are held in-person or via video – Zoom, Skype and FaceTime are available.

Workshops and Courses – check the Products page – sign up for emails to stay in touch.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

Please email me at  journeys@live.com.au to discuss your forthcoming event.

PAST EVENTS:

Paradigm Shift Summit 2017: Reloaded.  See my presentation here.

 

I look forward to working with you, as you Deepen Connection and Live Authentically.

Invest in yourself and your relationships.  The only time is now.

PRODUCTS & EVENTS

WORKSHOP

** New date coming soon!! **

Join me for a one-day soul spring-cleaning workshop to UNLEASH YOUR AWESOME!!

Email journeys@live.com.au for expressions of interest…

If you are wanting a SHIFT in your outlook and energy, this is for you.  If you are feeling discontented, exhausted or just need “me time,” this is for you.

We will spend a whole day exploring your inner beliefs, thoughts and feelings: creating, talking, sharing, connecting.  Undoing stuckness and unleashing awesomeness.

Only for those ready for a life-changing experience with like-minded people!  Numbers are strictly limited to ensure individual attention and the emotional comfort of all attending.

What I provide: Morning and afternoon tea, with herbal teas and chai available throughout the day.  All materials for activities.

What you bring: Lunch for yourself.  A cushion, blanket, yoga mat (if you have one) and light throw. An open mind and heart. Readiness to share and explore.

What you pay TBC once venue and dates are booked.

~ Kylie has a WEALTH of experience hosting group workshops, so come and join the fun and enlightenment. ~

“I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.” ~ Voltaire

Nurture & Inspiration

Stop trying and simply do

I love words, love their roots, love their meanings. So, here’s a bit about the word ‘try.’  It comes from an old French word ‘trier’ which means ‘to sort’. So think of a legal trial. It’s how we sort out the evidence and sort out who’s guilty and who’s innocent (not always accurately, mind). Think …