Since 2016 I have been providing counselling to wildlife carers.
These often forgotten volunteers are on the front lines and see many things that most people cannot comprehend. Joeys found in their Mum's pouches at the road side, dog attack victims, tens of thousand of flying foxes lost due to heat stress events, and now our catastrophic bush fires. If you would like to support WildTalk, a not for profit I am in the process of setting up, please follow this link.
Living in our Nation's Capital, Canberra, we are surrounded by bush, National Parks and forests. Living close to the bush is great for getting out for walks, mountain biking, running, and water sports that are just a short drive away. All this nature brings with it, a plethora of native species that often end up needing human assistance. That may be because of cars, dogs, cats, gardening and sometimes human simply not being aware that animals are there.
Australia wide, in Spring joeys come out of pouches, in Summer there are more likely to be lizards and snakes. Birds are all year round. With rain the turtles start moving between dams (that's Doug in the header picture) There's always something being cared for by a volunteer somewhere. We care for animals because we care. This depth of feeling can sometimes bring with it feelings of loss, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, and anger. Sometime carers lose focus on their own health; physical and mental.
As a lover of the wonderful and diverse wildlife that Australia has to offer, I'm also aware that someone needs to take care of the health and well-being of the carers.
If you are a member of a Wildlife organisation or are an independent, licensed carer, and experiencing difficulties as a result of your work with the animals or related issues. I extend to you the following offer*:
First 3 sessions - 75% discount
Sessions 4 - 8 - 50% discount
As with all sessions, I am open to sliding scale should the need be there.
These session can be held at my private rooms or via Skype (Australian clients only). If attending a face-to-face session, you're welcome to bring nursing animals with you.
Confidentiality is assured.
This offer is available all year round. Please refer to the FAQs page for details on health fund rebates, and costs.
I also offer a range of training sessions for wildlife groups. These center around balance, self-care, and avoiding burn-out and compassion fatigue. Please use the contact page if you like more detail.
If you would like to have a confidential, commitment free conversation
call today on 0484 112 720