Melissa Martiensen is a qualified counsellor.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons), a Professional Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology (Applied) and an Advanced Diploma in Sandplay Therapy.
About me ...
I have had a lifelong interest in psychology/psychotherapy, theology, spirituality, meditation and the natural world.
I grew up in Sydney and have travelled extensively throughout the Americas, the UK, Asia and Europe. I have lived in various regions around the Australian mainland and have settled in the Blue Mountains where I operate my clinic from my home in Katoomba.
I love what I do and feel honoured to be of service to people, supporting them through their difficulties and helping them discover their authentic Self.
The Transpersonal acknowledges that we are more than just our personality and desires, we are multi-dimensional in nature. It helps us to turn our gaze from the outside world towards our inner world. A session at Inner Room Counselling gives you the time and space to be truly heard and to delve into the deeper regions of your psyche in order to initiate real change in your life.
Often it is difficult to see beyond our story and yet it is our unexplored story that keeps us repeating old patterns.
In order to change we need to access the parts of ourselves that are usually hidden. Our habits and behaviours are entrenched and and in order to truly change we need to become aware of what is driving us from below the surface of our conscious mind. But how do you access these hidden parts ?
We can endlessly talk about our problems and conflicts but having an understanding of them does not mean that we can change. It is necessary to dig deeper. Transpersonal therapy offers tools that help you to safely access and navigate through deeper regions of your psyche, beyond your story, allowing you to make astounding discoveries about yourself that lead to positive, transformative and lasting change.
"As a plant produces its flower, so the psyche creates its symbols".
Sandplay therapy uses symbols - the language of the unconscious - to allow us to see what is usually hidden in our subconscious world. These figurines and symbols represent aspects of the physical, spiritual, mythical and archetypal worlds. It is a process of discovery in which you are able to express and discover unexplored regions of your psyche. Sandplay is an invaluable, extraordinary and transformative experience that enables you to make known and visible that which has been hidden within.