Anger Management
Group Work
Life Coaching
Personal Issues

Registered Counsellor

Joanne Oakes

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At Trusting Connections Counselling, we embrace the power of nature and connection to self, other, and the world around us. We invite you to step into our nurturing sanctuary where nature’s tranquillity helps to soothe your mind, body, and spirit, as you work through your challenges. Our trauma-informed approaches are designed to guide you through a deeply personal and empowering counselling journey, one that fosters profound self-discovery, cultivates lifelong coping skills, and enables you to experience true connection and healing.Nestled in the serene hinterland of Mudgeeraba, our judgement-free haven offers highly engaging and unique therapeutic experiences that seamlessly blends traditional counselling with expressive therapies. We specialise in Equine Assisted Therapy, where our gentle herd become a part of the therapy setting, Therapeutic Play, where children can freely express themselves through toys and play, and Sand Tray, where miniatures can tell your story and you can process personal experiences. We provide a diverse range of modalities that allow you to explore life’s challenges in a way that resonates with your authentic self.Whether you seek individual support or the shared connection of a group setting, our tailored services cater to people of all ages and backgrounds. We meet you wherever you are on your path, welcoming every aspect of your being with open arms and deep understanding. Our goal is to create a safe, nurturing space where you can embrace balance and growth, free from judgement or constraint.I am highly experienced in working with children and have extensive experience in working with a wide of disabilities and learning difficulties, in my role as a teacher for over 15 years. I also support a wide range of individuals of all ages, and those navigating challenging times in their lives. Drawing from holistic modalities, including Gestalt, somatic experience, mindfulness, and child-centred play, I aim to restore balance and authenticity, empowering you to reclaim your innate wholeness.Our approach is grounded in warmth, compassion, and a deep commitment to meeting you exactly where you are. From this present centred place, we attune to one another, gently co-regulating through challenges. With an open heart, I welcome all thoughts, feelings, and behaviours as they arise, holding space for your unique journey with curiosity and acceptance.Whether you seek a safe haven to explore your authentic self, process traumatic experiences, or cultivate a deeper sense of inner peace and fulfillment, Trusting Connections Counselling is here to walk alongside you. Together, we’ll embark on a personalised voyage of self-discovery, one that nurtures your inherent worth and empowers you to blossom into the fullest expression of who you are.You’ve taken the first difficult step by seeking support. You can now connect with us on your next step and embrace the beauty of your unfolding journey.



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