HOME & PARK VISITS & WALK AND TALK THERAPY

 

Please Note: Barb is unable to take on any new clients at this time. 

What does this look like?
* A home visit: We arrange a time and I come to your home and we have a session there.

*A park visit: We arrange to meet somewhere in a park, preferably under cover at a picnic table. There are many places around the Sunshine Coast where we can find a quiet spot to have a session.

*Walk and Talk Therapy: We arrange to meet in a reserve, on a beach or at a coastal walking track and we enjoy the outdoors and some exercise while having a session.

Who will benefit from a home visit, a park visit or a walk and talk therapy session?
*Home visits allow you to have the convenience and comfort of working on yourself and your issues without leaving your home. For those who have anxiety or have a baby or small children, it is more conducive to work on yourself within the familiar surroundings of your home.

*Park visits are great if you enjoy being outdoors and you want a less “formal” session. Of course it’s important to find a place that is private and away from other people. This method works well for those who live in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane where I go once a month and do home and park visits.

*Walk and Talk therapy sessions are perfect for those who enjoy walking. Research indicates that exercise is beneficial for our physical and mental health. It is especially helpful for depression and anxiety.

Claiming on private health funds and Medicare

*Home & park visits can be claimed on many private health funds. Please check with your fund. A detailed receipt will be given to you for claiming purposes.

*Medicare also allows home and park sessions under a mental health care plan.

How to Book an Appointment

*Please email: barbaasen2@gmail.com and put “session enquiry” in the subject box. Please provide the following information in your email:

  • your name
  • address
  • Request a home visit with your full address and any instructions (friendly dog on premises/go to back door)
  • Request a park visit and make a suggestion for a park you would like to meet at (or I can make this suggestion)
  • days and times of your preference for sessions
  • short summary of why you would like to have a session / consultation
  • phone number where I can reach you on the day of session

*If I feel I cannot be of support for your issues or conditions, I will suggest an alternative or refer you to a professional who would be of better service to you.

Session Fees

*Please discuss fees when booking

 

Hello! I’m Barb

Registered Psychologist

B Psych (Hons), B.Sc.

*Fully Registered Psychologist with AHPRA (PSY0000946279)

Who is Barb Aasen? Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Barb left in 1979 to travel the world and ended up in Australia, where she has made her home for the past 40 years. A pursuer and teacher of personal growth and self-awareness, Barb believes in empowering herself and others to live a life that honours and embraces who you are at your core.

My Approach & Values

My What — What do I do?

I help others recognise their patterns, blockages, negative beliefs and deep core wounds and I support them to heal, cleanse and release all that does not serve them.

My Why – Why do I do what I do?

I believe my work contributes to the healing of the planet, by raising vibrations, one emotion, one belief, one heart at a time.

My How — I use guided meditations, inner child healing treatments, supportive intuitive counselling and traditional Psychological therapies.

My Gifts — A listening ear. A compassionate heart. New perspectives. Ideas, challenges, hope, support, love and care. I see the bigger picture. I inspire, illumine, nurture and empower. I point the way to your Soul.

 

My Credentials —-

B Psych (Hons), B.Sc.

*Fully Registered Psychologist with AHPRA

A lifetime of experience!

Barb currently lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She loves the simple joys in life: walks on the beach, conversations over a coffee or meal, having a massage, watching the sunset and the full moon rise, traveling to new places & experiencing new things, connecting & sharing stories with newfound friends, hanging out in her garden, going on rainforest walks, snorkeling, practicing yoga with others, sitting around an outdoor fire with friends. In short, Barb loves tapping into “flow,” living in the moment, finding her bliss in the simplicity and beauty of life.

My Areas of Interest

Depression

Anxiety

Panic Attacks

Social Anxiety

Feeling lost, alone and afraid

Stress (related to work, home, family)

Life Transitions

Menopause issues

Childhood Trauma

Spiritual Development

Interpersonal problems (with partner, friends, siblings, parents, children)

Low self-worth and lack of self-love

General overwhelm

The Soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

Caroline Myss

Take time every day to do something that makes your soul smile

My soul is from elsewhere. I’m sure of that. And I intend to end up there.

Rumi

The Soul is the truth of who we are.

Marianne Williamson

Contact Me

Feel free to drop me a mail

Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Queensland

CONTACT

PH: 0417 700 456

  LOCATION

I have a virtual office  on the Sunshine Coast Queensland and am available for Telehealth sessions only (via Zoom, Skype or Phone).

I am also available for home or park visits from Maroochydore to  Caloundra.