PHONE: 0431 177 155
I’m Yvonne and welcome to my website. Satori is a Zen Buddhist word which loosely translates as ‘finding new meaning’. The space I offer supports people who are experiencing all manner of life's hurdles and pain, without judgement and with love and kindness.
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I’ve come to an understanding that how we live our lives, and how we each make meaning of our experience and the hands we are dealt can have significant impacts for us throughout our lives and at the end of our lives. Who we are, how we live, what we have achieve or have not achieved - all builds towards how we see ourselves, how we think others perceive us, and the legacy we leave.
I truly believe that finding peace, developing a strong sense of self and finding our own exceptional and inimitable way to live meaningfully and with purpose is achievable and attainable no matter where we are in our life journey, or what roads we have found ourselves travelling.
Whatever experience or life transition you are navigating I would love to support you in a way that honors your story and encourages you to appreciate, believe and value what you bring to the world.
Hello and welcome to Satori
I work from a secluded and tranquil ground floor room in a small Queenslander workers cottage 4km from the city centre. There is a view across a lush tropical garden, with the sound of running water from the fish pond nearby. For people who like dogs, Wednesday will love to keep you company and bring you a toy. For those not so keen on canines she is more than happy to stay in her space upstairs.
The space at Satori is large and airy, offering plenty of distance (over 2m) between us. The premises has large open french doors and garden sessions are also available. With these options available I feel at this time that face to face visits can still go ahead (see COVID-19 details information below).
Having trust that your story is private and confidential is of paramount importance. The Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IP Act) recognises the importance of protecting personal information and have strict rules or ‘privacy principles’ in relation to how it is collected and stored.
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As a professional Social Worker I am an accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and I adhere to the policies and Code of Ethics of the Association. The AASW Code of Ethics can be viewed at www.aasw.asn.au
In a nutshell what it means is that I have an ethical and legal responsibility to not share your information.
A policy on confidentiality and privacy of information is available and a Client Consent Form is provided to all clients prior to the first session. All clients are required to sign this which outlines the confidentiality policy and fees etc.
Satori offers a safe and beautiful space for counselling, psychotherapy or professional supervision, for a person of any identity, culture or belief system.
Satori slies in the city of Meanjin (Brisbane) on land belonging to the Turrbal and Yaggera people.
I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Land on which we live and work .
You can either email: email@example.com or leave a message: O431 177 155 and I will get back to you in a timely manner.
Once we make contact I will usually ask (at a time convenient to you) for a short chat so that both of us can feel comfortable we are meeting for the right reasons and you feel comfortable about coming to see me.
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a service provided by employers to help workers maintain their well-being in an increasingly complicated world. Counselling can assist with anyone dealing with personal and work-related problems
Acorns grow into mighty oaks and can be squirreled away until needed. These sessions are designed to be just like that. Life affirming, strengths based and sustainable - offering skills and tools that can be used whenever they are required in life. Please get in touch if you would like more details.
If you live outside of Brisbane, or if you or a loved one cannot leave your home, please get in contact. If you you have access to a computer I can speak with you via Zoom which is a free downloadable app. I will happily walk you through the set up.
If you and your GP have discussed accessing support through the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative and you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan, then you are entitled to a medicare rebate for your counselling sessions .
Social workers and other professionals who would like to access professional supervision and/or professional development opportunities are welcome.
Satori provides a wonderful space surrounded by nature - to unpack, explore, reflect or discuss casework and practice. A space to gather thoughts and to be able to work from heart as well as head.
Supervision is your precious time to hone and grow a continuing best practice. This is honoured in a 1.5 hour session at a time most convenient to you. If you are a student or are paying for supervision out of your own pocket this is reflected in the pricing. Please get in contact for more information or a Schedule of Fees.
Professional development specific to death and dying
If you would like to email your requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org I can tailor a session/program to suit.
Rural and remote practitioners
For social workers and other professionals who live in a rural and remote area, I offer video-conferencing through Zoom Pro.
Satori Counselling Services will continue to follow COVID-19 protocols into the foreseeable future.
Every person who has attended the practice has been amazing throughout the Covid situation and this means Satori can continue to offer face to face therapy in this lovely space.
For your peace of mind please know the following:
All clients are required to follow the guidelines and recommendations set by the Department of Health and not attend in person if unwell.
Satori will continue to keep you updated if there are any changes or concerns, however if you have any difficulties at all, please do not hesitate to contact the number at the top of this page.
If you have any concerns in relation to your health status please contact the COVID-19, 24 hour Hotline 1800 675 398.