At Abundant Life Strategies we are committed to serving the faith community and for those who seek Pastoral Counselling we seek to integrate the best that the science of psychology and the art of psychotherapy have to offer with faith-based principles and teaching.
Elen is tertiary qualified with a Bachelor and Masters degrees. For the past 17yrs Elen has build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience which underpins and informs her practice. This also includes theological and ministry studies which has been a component of her undergraduate degree and further studies.
Experience with the Christian Faith Community
Over many years of serving in ministry, I believe I bring a breadth of experience and understanding of church place experiences - the good, the bad, and the ugly!
As a therapist Elen has had the privilege of working with many in the ministry , lay workers, theological college students, pastors, and their partners, returned missionaries, and many from various church denominations in Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, and as far as the mid north coast.
Many of these clients seek the counsel of a someone who is professionally qualified, experienced , and who aligns with their faith. As a client, this provides a safe space to know that your counsellor will understand the perspective you are coming from, and maintain appropriate confidential boundaries.
Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, mental illness, grief or loss, relationship issues, infidelity, parenting challenges, work related issues, stress, trauma, or have come out of a troubling and/or abusive church environment, at Abundant Life Strategies we are here to support you and assist you towards healthy mind, body and spirit.
When we deny our stories
they define our lives.
When we run from struggle
we are never free.
So we turn toward truth
and look it in the eye.”
~Brené Brown, PhD.