We All Need Someone to ‘Lean On’ at Some Point in Our Lives

In everyone’s life – without exception – there is always a time we need someone to lean on.

These are the times when we need to address some very important concerns. Such times present at different stages of life and in different ways for each of us. They may show up as a result of a crisis (e.g. a failure or disappointment) or for no apparent reason. Nonetheless, they are always easy to recognise.

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Perhaps you’re feeling a sense of dissatisfaction, frustration, anger, emotional pain, anxiety, depression, turmoil, or simply confusion. Maybe you’re feeling detached, disconnected, inadequate, not fitting in, overwhelmed, trapped, desperate, suicidal, or going around in circles. Or perhaps you’re feeling nothing (numb) and everything in life is going wrong for you. Whatever the case may be for you, such experiences are usually symptoms of deeper issues or concerns. They are different common, normal and inevitable expressions of human themes of life.

It is during these times that we all need to put our cards on the table. This means having someone we can talk to honestly and openly. That is, having access to someone we can trust and lean on; so we can feel understood and supported – without any judgement or bias. This is the purpose of counselling or psychotherapy.

Whether you’re feeling any of the above, wish to re-think or re-evaluate past or present life events, traumas or decisions, explore who you really are or would like to be – whatever you are doing or not doing, wherever you are going or not going, or working out where you would like to go, I’m confident I can help you to explore such critical issues.

I am also confident that by addressing whatever symptoms you’re experiencing or concerns you may have today, it is bound to make you stronger for tomorrow.

Individual Psychotherapy

I welcome private clients for individual psychotherapy/counseling (face-to-face and tele-health – online) in the following areas:

  • Anxiety, phobias and panic disorders
  • Anger management
  • Assertive communication
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Childhood trauma (maltreatment/abuse)
  • Delayed, complicated or unresolved grief
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Emotional detachment and lack of intimacy
  • Loneliness and emptiness
  • Impostor syndrome
  • Internet pornography addiction
  • Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
  • Men’s issues
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management

Please note: I do not work with minors. Neither I work with individuals who do not pay for their own treatment themselves.

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Would you like to?

  • Feel more motivated?
  • Feel more adequate?
  • Feel happier and content?
  • Feel calm, poise and balance?
  • Be able to comfortably express your needs and wants?
  • Experience peace of mind and mental focus most of the time?
  • Feel appreciated and respected by others and enjoy all your relationships?
  • Overcome previous trauma (including childhood trauma) or major life setbacks?
  • Develop the strength, courage and resilience to face life’s adversities without fear or anxiety?

If so, I can help you.

Clinical Supervision

As a Psychology Board of Australia’s approved supervisor, I supervise clinicians (psychologists and psychotherapists).

My supervision work is supervisee-centered, consultative, empowering and culturally responsive. I use adult learning principles that foster self-reflection, self-exploration, self-discovery, self-efficacy, capability and competence.

Sebastian Salicru talking to a woman
Sebastian Salicru talking to a woman

Executive/Leadership Coaching

As a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), I work with the individuals who are critical to the success of your organisation, to accelerate their development.

This includes the people that would be very difficult to replace given their experience and intimate knowledge of your organisation’s path / supply value chain. As they have the tacit knowledge, which would take years to develop by others, they are strategically important to the organisation, and it is in your best interest to invest heavily in them.

Generally speaking, I coach three types of leaders (executives/managers):

  • Senior Leaders (C-suite Executives)
  • Established or Seasoned Leaders
  • Emerging or High-potential Leaders