Holistic Counselling focuses on the whole person rather than just the symptoms of an issue. It regards the mind, the body and the spirit as fundamentally interconnected.
When confronted with an illness or any life experience you may experience a myriad of feelings and emotions. At a time where calm and balance is beneficial for decision making you can find yourself overwhelmed and consumed by fear.
Faith Hope & Healing uses therapies that deal with the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects of yourself as you learn how to cope.
Using a person centred holistic approach the sessions promote wellbeing and personal growth. Online sessions are also available on Zoom.
India has guided people with all types of life obstacles but specialises in the “Cancer” area and “End of Life.”
Currently India is in the set up stage and is co-director of the “Amitabha Buddhist Hospice Service”. This service will assist and benefit many South Australians at end of life, enabling them to die peacefully in the comfort of their own home.
My qualifications include a Diploma in Counselling & Meditation Teacher.
I’ve Trained with The Gawler Foundation and volunteered at The Cancer Care Centre and Buddha House.
I have volunteered as a Counsellor at The Cancer Care Centre and helped set up and facilitate the “Young Women’s Support Group” for two years.
I have also volunteered as a support worker for Daw Park Hospice, and I am a member of the “Compassion in Action” team at Buddha House, where we hold monthly meditations and healing support groups. We are currently creating a Buddhist Hospice, a project that has been in my heart and thoughts for many years.
My Meditation and Teaching Practices continue, as do the many courses and retreats in Meditation and Compassionate Care.
I completed “Spiritual Care with the Dying” 1 & 2 at Karuna and more recently “The Deathwalker “course with Zenith Virago.
Through my own experience, I discovered a new life in cancer diagnosis. It allowed me to let go of my fear of death and took me to a place of living in the present moment. This has enhanced my life and led me to a place of peace and compassion.
I would feel very privileged to help you and your family.
Please note I also provide Counselling to many others outside of the cancer space, using Meditation as a tool to promote health and personal growth. Many of my Meditation students request private sessions on all aspects of life issues.
The Counselling Process
Faith Hope & Healing offer the following information to provide some idea of what to expect in the sessions. It’s sometimes difficult to take that first step in talking to a Counseller, however most people tell us that they receive great benefit in doing so.
The Initial session – Time: 1 / ½ hours in duration
The first session allows us to get to know each other. We will do a short meditation together to help you feel relaxed in the space, giving maximum benefit to the time we share.
You will have the opportunity to tell me your personal story in detail and together we will set some practical goals to help you in daily life. We can also discuss terms of payment, length of session times and how many sessions you may require.
You may notice me taking notes in the session. This helps me remember key points as I am listening. You are welcome to read them any time on request.
(24 hours prior notice must be given)
Additional sessions – 1 hour in duration
Once again the sessions will begin with a short relaxation Meditation. Within these follow on sessions we will be working through any issues and concerns in more depth and will work together on some strategies. We may also invite other members of your family or friends if you feel it is appropriate. There will also be time for feedback.
LOCATION: Cranford House, 339 South Tce, Adelaide SA
COST: Sessions are $80 per hour.
Bookings are essential. Please call India on 0400 401 028.
Meditation Support Groups
Meditation and Support Groups are key healing strategies at Faith Hope & Healing. Teaching is available either one on one or in groups and we can discuss this in more detail during your initial session.
See “Meditation Sessions” for times and further information.
“Women’s Holistic Cancer Support Group”
There is a lot of research to indicate the many benefits of being part of a “Cancer Support Group”.
The group provides a safe environment to share experiences and learn from others who are facing similar obstacles. It can also broaden your knowledge and education to help you navigate the challenges you may be feeling.
The “Women’s Holistic Cancer Support Group” is not restricted by age, the type of cancer you are experiencing or what stage of the journey you are at. You can be newly diagnosed or many years into your diagnosis. All I ask is that you come with an open mind and heart and be prepared to heal!
Sessions will consist of a cup of tea and sharing experiences. These sessions will always end with an uplifting meditation to send you home feeling positive and relaxed.
I will sometimes invite various practitioners to assist you on the healing. journey.
LOCATION: Springwood Studio
DATE: Second Sunday of every month
TIME: 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
COST: Sessions are free of charge ($5 donation for utilities)
Please call or text me on 0400 401 028 if you would like to join the group.
Faith Hope & Healing provides a safe space to release feelings and discuss your personal experiences. Any information shared in the sessions will be confidential. Any information passed on, including information to your doctor or a health practitioner will only be shared with your permission.
All fees are to be paid in cash on the day or alternatively by arrangement of direct deposit.
24 hours cancellation must be given for all sessions and courses via a text message to 0400401028. Unless there are extenuating circumstances failure to do this will incur a 50% cancellation fee, and an invoice will be issued.
After Hours Support
After hours support will be provided at Faith Hope & Healing between the hours of 6 am and 8 pm. Please contact me by text message on 0400401028 and I will endeavour to call you within 2 hours. Please note that text messages are not always seen immediately. If you have an urgent situation please call your GP, an ambulance at 000 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
There will be no charge for the first 10 minutes of phone calls after hours.