Meet all the kind, caring and understanding professional therapists, and staff here at Total Recovery. We have the most experienced staff in Australia, with many years of experience in the health industry and relevant modalities that you will need to make the shifts in your thinking, long term.
Apart from the fact that they are brilliant at what they do, it is fair to say they are all wonderful people who get great joy from the changes they see daily in the people who join us on retreat.
Total Recovery is happy to welcome Natalie Walsh BSocSc (Psych) (Hons), Registered Psychologist
Natalie is passionate about helping people to reach their goals and affect the change they are seeking. Natalie is a registered Psychologist who has worked in various capacities, in rural NSW and the city of Adelaide. Natalie has coordinated and run community based programs in stress, anger, parenting and palliative care. Natalie has worked extensively with victims of severe trauma including torture/trauma counselling to refugees. Natalie gets a real sense of achievement assisting people with anxiety based problems (anxiety, PTSD, adjustment etc) and loves to witness the changes occur when the anxiety diminishes. Depression, anger, pain management, relationship difficulties, all areas Natalie is familiar with and enjoys being privileged in the process of change that occurs with clients. Personality disorders, Bipolar, Borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, are all manageable, we can work to improve lives and achieve the outcomes you so desire.
Natalie’s approach is to assist to manage the immediate responses, how to ride that feeling of anxiety, panic, craving, compulsion. Then explore the origin of the belief that underpins the behaviour and thought. Natalie is skilled in treatment modalities of ACT, CBT, DBT, Schema therapy, but believe education is the key, psycho-education helps to achieve understanding and lessen the fear that creates many of our behaviours.
Carolita is originally from South America where dance is a natural way of expression in daily life. She brings the relaxed exuberance of Latin-American dance and music to small groups where self-expression and release can be experienced in a safe and non-judgmental way.
Individuals are taken on a journey through different traditional styles of dance where there is opportunity for each person to experience the unique movements of their own bodies in an atmosphere of self-acceptance.
There is time set aside during the class for gentle warm-up at the start and wind-down meditative time towards the end of the class to help integrate the body/mind/soul connection, with lots of fun and laughter in between.
Veronica heads the scheduling department. Making sure each and every client’s daily schedule runs seamlessly. It is so important that a person’s program runs smoothly each and every day. She is the finest at what she does. We are so proud to have her heading Scheduling.
Rebecca Heads Client support for clients when they return home. With many years of experience she is a brilliant source of support for former clients/ She also is a natural Therapist in stress management. What a wonderful and effective team member.
Yoga Instructor Course
Yoga Therapy Center Bangalor/India
Co-Facilitator Group Therapy
She is now working towards her postgraduate degree, Graduate Diploma in Counselling for Health and Social Care.
IT Department Head Tristan heads the IT team, making sure our IT is working at its optimum. He has many years of experience in It Web design and service and customer liaison. A brilliant IT Professional.