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The Green Oasis is a peaceful, supportive space for women experiencing life transitions, grief or loss. With my training & experience, I accompany you with great care, non-judgement and empathy as you come to terms with what has happened or is happening in your life. 

Change involves a loss of your old life and crossing into the new. These spaces often feel liminal and uncertain, and they can be very unsettling, leaving you feeling unsure of your next step. This is when an experienced therapist can help, accompanying, steadying and guiding you on your journey.

Like being on a boat, ‘crossing’ from one side of the river

to the other, from your old life to the new - I accompany you on the journey. We work together, finding the right path for you to become more at ease with the changes in your life, finding a way forward, one step at a time, at a pace that's right for you. 

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The Green Oasis
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Counselling for women experiencing life transitions, grief or loss
Sydney CBD  •  Central Coast  •  Online 

change = loss = transition

We usually associate grief with the loss of a loved one, but we can also grieve for losses other than loss of life. Life changes — changes in employment, your living arrangements, financial security, relationship changes, or changes in your ability, health or well-being — all these and more can bring a sense of uncertainty and 'being at sea'.

 

Many of these losses can also have a death-like quality in that nothing will be the same again (aging, disability, workplace change, separation and divorce, and financial crises etc) 

Even changes we expect to celebrate can surprisingly bring a sense of loss or grief

(having a baby, getting married, retirement, moving home etc).

Relationship changes
  • Breakup of an intimate relationship

  • Divorce or separation

  • A change in your family structure

  • Moving in with a partner

  • Changes in relationship to yourself; your sexual, social or racial identity - 'who you think you are'

Loss 
  • Grief at the loss of someone you love

 

  • Loss of a parent, sibling or family member (whether loved or not)

  • Loss of a companion animal/pet

  • Loss of your health or physical ability

  • Changes and loss experienced at the end of life / in palliative care

  • Loss of someone you love to dementia

  • Losing your career, your job or income

Health changes
  • Receiving an unexpected or difficult medical diagnosis

  • Life-threatening or life-limiting illness for you or someone you love

  • Menopause or peri-menopause

  • Experiencing the process of ageing

Life changes
  • COVID related changes (ie working from home with others, home schooling etc)

  • Retirement

  • Moving house

  • Moving to a different town or city

  • Moving to an aged care or retirement home

  • Children leaving home, the 'empty nest'

  • Building or renovating a new home

  • Becoming a carer for  your partner, a family member, or a friend  

Life 'milestones'
  • A big birthday (fifty, sixty, seventy, and so on)

  • Leaving full-time study

  • Getting married

  • Having a baby

Traumatic events
  • Disability experienced by you or someone close to you

  • Experiencing a fire or other emergency

  • Experiencing a burglary or other crime

"People often make the journey from tragedy to transformation if they are properly supported"

— Frank Ostaseski — 

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