Reconnecting you to your wisdom, authenticity and purpose.

Amy Islip therapist

Counselling and coaching

We offer insightful, solution focused counselling and coaching to address relationship issues, work issues, relationship conflict, communication issues, stress, burnout, self-esteem, major life changes, childhood issues, depression and anxiety.

Emotional intelligence training

We teach the latest psychological tools and strategies to improve thinking, manage emotions and change behaviour.  Learn to navigate change, manage stress and mental health, create resilience and improve relationships.


Insightful and thought provoking coaching to identify strengths, overcome barriers to change and  increase clarity, connection, purpose and meaning.


Practical, solution focused individual counselling to explore issues, get clear on outcomes and generate options for change.

Mindfulness classes

Classes designed for anyone new to mindfulness and meditation or for those who would like to establish a more regular and consistent practice

Emotional intelligence training

1 hour power sessions and ½ day workshops utilising positive psychology and neuroscience for greater clarity, emotional freedom and more connected relationships.

Our Expertise

Stress management

Anxiety management


Managing change

Building resilience

Relationship issues

Workplace issues

Mental health

Childhood issues

Selfcare and avoiding burnout

Our approach and values

Our team have worked across a broad range of industries, institutions and government departments conducting counselling, coaching, and training to improve psychological wellness and emotional resilience.

We utilise the latest psychological tools and strategies from research based positive psychology and neuroscience to create meaningful and lasting change.

With empathy and humour Amy and Leanne help clients to understand themselves and others better, to manage their thinking and emotions, overcome difficulties and live with greater joy, clarity and purpose.

What to Expect?

Whether training, counselling or coaching we approach each session with warmth, humour and practical insights into human behaviour. You choose the service and frequency that suits to get the results you want.

1. Improved self-awareness and clarity

We work together to give you a clear understanding of how your thoughts, feelings and behaviour interconnect so you can choose helpful responses  rather than reacting in habitual ways.

2. Greater flexibility of thinking

We assist you to recognize stuck and unhelpful patterns of thinking and replace them with thinking that will move you towards your goals.

3. Improved ability to manage emotions

We teach the psychological skills to recognize, validate and manage difficult and painful emotions so you feel more centered and able to cope.

4. Strategies to manage difficult situations

We explore issues from different perspectives to give you fresh insights and greater ability to generate options to move forward confidently.  

5. Clearer sense of purpose and greater ability to act in line with values

We help you to get clear on what matters most to you and which values drive you so that you can be confident to take action. 

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Individual counselling

Practical, solution focused counselling and coaching to explore issues, get clear on outcomes and generate options for positive change.

More Details
  • Personal development
  • Stress and worry
    Relationship issues
  • Workplace issues
    Workplace conflict
  • Childhood issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Burnout
  • Lack of purpose
  • Lack of meaning


Executive coaching

Practical, solution focused  coaching to explore vision, values and purpose, overcome barriers and generate options for positive change

More Details
  • Strengthen vision
  • Strengthen purpose
  • Identify Strengths
  • Identify Values
  • Overcome barriers 
  • Set goals
  • Accountability


Emotional resilience training 

1 hour power sessions and ½ day sessions on the latest psychological tools to improve thinking, manage emotions and optimize behaviour in the workplace. Group and 1:1 coaching.

More Details
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness
  • Managing mental health
  • Building resilience
  • Navigating change
  • Setting and maintaining boundaries
  • Managing difficult relationships
  • Thriving through stress
  • Self-care for professionals

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Learn more about us

We love helping our clients grow so they can live richer, more joyful and meaningful lives.  With knowledge comes power so we make sure we continue our ongoing education and development so that we have the most up to date methods to help you tap into your wisdom, authenticity and purpose. 


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Training & mindfulness

“I attend the mindfulness classes and I’m sleeping better than I have in years.”

“We have had such great staff feedback about Amy’s regular resilience and wellness sessions and we can see that our staff are using the strategies to engage with each other more effectively.”

“Amy has a beautiful approach to mindfulness and self-kindness – we are encouraged not to judge our busy minds.”


“Staff members with mental health issues can be challenging but Amy approaches things from a different perspective, so we can better manage ourselves as leaders and keep clear, professional boundaries while still being humane. It’s reduced the stress and time we were spending on these issues.”

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