Expressive Healing for Individuals

I offer holistic counselling and life coaching sessions for women
in person, by phone or video call. 
Each session typically flows through three phases: 
Expressive Arts Healing - A Talking Conversation


Expressive Arts Healing - Body-Centred or Expressive Arts Process


Expressive Arts Healing - Integration Time


What I offer:

A holistic approach to healing and transformation that incorporates expressive arts therapies & body-centred practices:
  • deep, compassionate listening
  • support with emotional energy release 
  • support for your inner child
  • embodiment practices
  • menstrual cycle awareness & support
  • menopause mentoring & support
  • healing with sound & music
  • spiritual connectivity
  • guided visualisations
  • conscious dance & expressive movement
  • creative arts therapies ~ drawing, writing, clay, sand play
  • meditation & mindfulness techniques
  • personalised rituals & sacred ceremonies

I also have a network of excellent professional practitioners and colleagues I'm able to refer you to.

Coessence - Expressive Arts Healing - What I Offer

What happens in a private session?

We begin with a conversation where I invite you to talk about your life, what’s happening for you and what brought you to the session. During this conversation, I’ll be tuning into your energy, your words, your body cues, and reflecting back to you what I see, hear, sense and intuit. We’ll let the conversation go where it needs to go for a while so that we can get to know each other and form a safe relationship in which to trust and share the rest of the session.

I will then guide you into a body-centred and/or expressive process that resonates with you, and this may include: conscious movement, inner-child work, breath work, chakra energy clearing, creating a ritual, drawing, writing, drumming, guided visualisation, making a sacred object, dream work, oracle cards, sound healing, nature connection, spiritual guidance or a combination of any of these. 
This is a creative and intuitive process that unfolds as we work together, an experience that will be unique to you for your session.

The session will end with some reflection and integration time that may include meditation, journal writing/drawing, and setting some intentions for you to take home.

Where are individual sessions held?

It's your choice from the following options:

* In my beautiful straw bale studio in Witchcliffe ~, a calm nurturing space with natural light and a safe, sacred, cozy feel.

* Outside in a natural environment ~ in the forest, at the beach, by the river ~ a chance to slow down and connect with the healing power of nature. 

* Online video call ~ I use the platform and these sessions are surprisingly satisfying, especially if you live outside my area.

* Phone ~ it's amazing how effective a facilitated phone call can be!

If you choose do a series of sessions with me, we can mix it up and do any or all of these options over time.

What does it cost?

Individual Session
1 hour $100
1.5 hours $130
2 hours $150

Package of 5 Sessions:
If you would like to work with me for a series of sessions, I offer a package of 5 sessions with a 10% discount.

If affordability is a barrier for you, I'm happy to negotiate a fee you can manage that also values my time, skills and experience. I'm also open to negotiating payment plan.
To book an individual session or ask any questions you may have, please don't hesitate to contact me and I'll be happy to hear from you.
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Support for Your Healing & Transformation:


If you’ve already made a commitment to your own healing, or you're on the verge of making it, then you’ll probably be reading this because you know you need support. You've realised that you can't or don't want to do it all alone. We all need support; it’s part of being human ~ giving and receiving support. In reaching out for support, you're making a giant leap that will take your healing and transformation to a much deeper place.
Coessence - Support for your healing & transformation
Coessence - Something for yourself


I work with women who have recognised that they need to do ‘something' for themselves, even if they're not sure what 'it' is. I love working with women who are listening to the call of their inner voice, even if it's only a faint whisper or it feels like the scariest thing they've ever done.
Putting yourself and your own needs at the centre of your life can be a major contradiction but it's what we all need to do to heal, grow and transform.


The space that I provide is safe, sacred and nurturing. You are the expert on you. I don't give advice and I don't promise to heal you, but I will walk steadily alongside you as you make your own journey of healing and transformation. 
Together, we will bring our inherent intelligence, our unique gifts and inner wisdom to support your highest good. We will be supported by the divine intelligence of the universe, the loving and benign source of energy that is Life itself.
Coessence -  A safe and sacred place
Making a commitment to your own healing and transformation takes courage and persistence. I know from personal experience, it's a commitment I continue to make every day of my life. Over the past 28 years, I have committed a lot of time, effort and resources to nurture my own healing and spiritual life, and I know it's the best investment I’ve ever made. The ripple effect, within my family and out into the broader communities that I'm part of, is both visible and tangible. When I see the benefits reflected back to me, I’m encouraged to keep going no matter what.
Coessence - Expressive Arts Healing

What participants have said:

“I've loved my regular online sessions with Anne-Marie! The joy comes from having a wise woman walk alongside me on my journey. I particularly connect to the different techniques Anne-Marie offers to help me discover and embody new insights. I find the ones using my body particularly powerful and appreciate the space she holds for writing and drawing. The sessions have helped me be confident in handling stress and in my life choices. They have made living life seem much easier, more connected and more joyful.” Trudi
"Anne-Marie has such a beautiful and gentle way of assisting me to get in touch with my inner world. Even via zoom, Anne-Marie's presence makes me feel seen, heard and valued. Our sessions have helped me to get clear about what I need to move forward, positively, through a difficult period." Nerrida
"Sometimes in life it takes a while to build up the courage to walk down a path. For me, it was the courage to finally start taking care of myself again and putting my wellbeing first. When I first heard of Anne-Marie through a trusted friend, it equally took me months to take the leap and contact her. I remember our first phone call, when words couldn't really express how I was feeling, the depth of what I was going through. But Anne-Marie instantly put me at ease, and I knew she was someone I could trust. That leap of faith was affirmed when I first met her in person - she was there to catch me. I felt instant comfort and safety - that is one of Anne-Marie's greatest gifts. She deeply respects you and honours you, no matter what you say, feel or are going through. 

She is there to catch you when you fall. And we do fall in this work. It is inevitable. That first meeting my walls fell for the first time in years. To be able to feel so vulnerable in front of a stranger speaks volumes to their character and integrity. Although I have known Anne-Marie for only a few months I feel I have known her for years. When we have our sessions I feel I am returning home, to a long lost mother or sister. I can honestly say I have had some of the most profound spiritual experiences with Anne-Marie and I trust her implicitly. 

She is the real deal. I encourage anyone to take this leap of faith with Anne-Marie if they are truly dedicated and have the courage to look inside, or just need someone to hold them through whatever they are going through." Belle
"I have known Anne-Marie in both a group setting while she facilitated Chakradance and one-on-one while undertaking individual sessions. Anne-Marie's warm, grounded and generous energy permeates every interaction you will have with her. Her authenticity and capacity to facilitate a sacred and safe space allowed me to work through layers of trauma in ways that has forever changed my life. Working both intuitively, and with years of experience in body work I couldn't more strongly recommend starting a journey with Anne-Marie through Coessence." Jaimie 
"Anne-Marie is an extremely skilled experiential therapist, she works with integrity and care. Anne-Marie is skilled in creating therapeutic safety and sacred space." Madeleine
"Working on my healing over the past 8 weeks by going into the forrest with Anne Marie as my guide has been amazing. As Anne Marie has held a safe space for me and offered her skilful wisdom, and intuitive support, I have been able to explore my own healing. In that deep and at times difficult space of connection inwards, nature has seemed to connect as well, to know and support. At times, kangaroos have come, or an emu with his 5 babies, even the laugh of the kookaburra has seemed timely. And the solid ancient tree under which we sit seems to remind us of strength and stability. I can't think of a better way to explore and heal difficult life emotions and challenges than sitting amongst nature with the trees, animals, insects, flowers, rocks and stream to support with their healing presence."  Suzanne
We are all born with the inherent ability to love, to be loved, to heal and transform. This is our essential nature. As social beings, we all need other people to walk alongside us in the journey of life. That's what it means to be human. You Me We.

Nurture Mother Nature

Mother Nature provides everything we need to live a healthy, balanced and beauty-filled life. Her sacred presence is alive within us, supporting us in every moment, guiding us towards natural healing and transformation. Along with this gift comes our role in reciprocity, to read Her signs, take responsible action, give thanks, love and care for Earth.
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