No matter who we are – It helps to talk about our problems.
Talking through our problems in a non-judgemental and empathetic environment will change our state of being.
Our world currently has a deficit of Empathy, which means there is a deficit of Vulnerability. Without Vulnerability we cannot have Empathy.
What is Counselling?
We live in an ever changing world of ideas, morals, behaviours, structures, cultures and environments. Therefore,we can become overwhelmed by the change -the change in our environment, in our career, in our relationships, in our lives.
The pressure of the ever-changing fast-paced living, in our work, home and social lives can take a huge toll on our emotion. Affectingour physical body, health and mental well being.
Many people will, at some point in their lives, find themselves in need to talk to a professional. Someone who will listen with empathy, listen with no judgement and be a reflective guide with absolute confidentiality.
The nature of counselling is a personal development process, because the counsellor offers reflective encouragement, guidance, and inspiration and of course challenges in managing and resolving practical, personal and relationship issues, in achieving goals, and in self-realisation.
The purpose of counselling is to assist the client to make their own choices and decisions. As a result, the therapist listens carefully and reflects or mirrors. In the work, the client awakens or is enabled to explore the issues and difficulties that he or she may be experiencing or feeling.
All sessions with David embrace a range of modalities and therapies, which may include:Communication Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Stress Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Communing with Nature, Colour Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Counselling with David Ellis
David offers a Therapist Centred or Therapist Directive approach, which means the structure of the session is predetermined and is led by the therapist. David prepares a structure based on the previous weeks sessions, and guides the session through that structure, always allowing room for anything new that has occurred in the clients week. This style of therapy helps to reduce the number of sessions, as it is directive on specific goals to be achieved, but it is important to realise that whilst on the journey, others issues become uncovered and need to be addressed to bring an effective closure to the underlying issue. David works a little differently than most therapist, He believes that the mind is not separate from the body and that the heart is a key feature in the integration of self. When attending a session with David, he may take you for a walk on the grounds, or bring you to the river, or sit in the temple or sit in the pyramid. So please bring comfortable walking shoes and a jacket. He believes that the journey inward is a precious and invaluable journey, that requires an investment of time and money, and a connection with the Universe as a whole. With that in mind, David offers his clients a free of charge, pre-consultation. This is where the new client can become familiar with David and his work, and be confident and comfortable that David’s approach is suitable for you.
At the end of the Pre-Consultation, you will be given a password to access a confidential questionnaire on this site, this allows the new client fill in important questions and fact-finding information which can be done in your own space and time, so it is not eating into the actual paid consultation time.
The Postive Mind Clinic
The Positive Mind Clinic is located on 4 acres of landscaped gardens designed specifically to promote inner peace and tranquillity. The Clinic itself is well appointed, accommodating two therapy rooms, a class room, a library, and a relaxation area. Tea or Coffee and refreshments are available at no additional cost. David encourages his clients to spend time in nature. The grounds of the Clinic are peaceful, scenic and beautiful and encompass a river walk, temple of Deity and a full-sized pyramid, making Atlantis an ideal starting point to commune with Nature and begin this journey.
Fees and Duration
All Counselling sessions run for 2 hours, with the exception of the Pre-Consultation, which is free and lasts around 30/45 minutes. The session will include talk therapies, hypnosis, outdoor nature connection, mindfulness, and a host of other modalities. All are totally relaxing and designed to make you, the client feel more positive and more in tune with who you are, allowing you to be the best you can be in life and work. The cost of a session for individuals is €150, this includes program material.