At Growing Hope Counselling I understand that your early life experiences can provide the foundations for how you develop and function in later years.
Located in the Baldivis area, I provide compassionate and non-judgmental support both in-person and via video call for people aged 5 to 30 years old to help overcome life challenges in a way that builds hope and increases your ability to cope with more confidence and self-belief.
I understand that as humans we do not exist in this world alone, nor do we experience things in isolation from other stressors. This is why I prioritise working holistically to understand your world in full and am happy to work alongside your partner or family.
Meet Your Counsellor
Hi! My name is Kiara.
I am a clinically accredited counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). My training has included a wide array of therapeutic modalities and as such has led me to work with an integrated and personalised approach. I specialised my Masters of Counselling to focus on children/youth, families, and couples as well as having completed further study in brief therapy interventions, eating disorders, Self-Compassion Therapy and Child-Centered Play Therapy.
Having worked for over 5 years in mental health with not-for-profit organisations in both outreach and centre-based support, I have empowered people to live the life they choose with greater self-acceptance, resilience, and compassion.
I am experienced in working with a wide variety of presentations including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, complex trauma, grief, and loss. I passionately believe that receiving therapeutic support in your early years can make substantial differences in your life and increase your capacity to develop and thrive.
When receiving therapy support you will be greeted with warmth, genuineness, and acceptance for who you are, what you are experiencing, and who you want to be. I will provide you with a safe space to explore your concerns and feel encouraged to pursue your dreams because I believe it is possible and that there is hope.
“Everything that made that giant tree is already contained inside this tiny little seed. All it needs is some time, a little bit of sunshine and rain, and voilá! Now, you might not feel like you can do much now, but that’s just because, well, you’re not a tree yet. You just have to give yourself some time. You’re still a seed.” – Flik, A Bug’s Life