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Dr Adrian Hekel

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Holistic GP-Counselor

With over ten years of experience as a doctor in General Practice on the east coast of Australia, I became passionate about holistic health - and in particular mental health - as I came to appreciate how so many of us suffer in silence with conditions like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. I also learned more and more about the intricate, interconnected web of factors that affect our bodies, mind and emotional world, leading us either to a state of balance and wellbeing, or ill health and dis-ease.

 

In addition,  I realized that it can sometimes be challenging to get appropriate help which offers any chance of a real long term solution, addressing the true complexity of what is really going on for us. This has evolved over time into my unique holistic GP-Counsellor service.

 

I enjoy helping people with powerful mind and body-based methods which can help turn around self-defeating beliefs about ourselves and the world, and also access the 'feeling world' where the imprints of stress and trauma are stored in the body and can be transformed and healed.  I love sharing tools from such proven approaches as TEAM-CBT and Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), which I have seen create real and lasting change.  However, this is very different from simply talking about what is going on, so I have to be upfront that my approach isn't for everyone as it does entail some commitment to regular home practice between sessions.

 

Although this focused counselling work is the main focus of my practice, I also explore nutritional and environmental factors, as well as supplement and medication options if these areas need to be addressed. Note however that I do not offer emergency GP care, skin checks or other services that require nursing support.

I am currently working at Banyo Clinic, in the northern suburbs of Brisbane Australia. I am available to see new clients face to face here (with medicare rebate available), or privately for online consultations. You are welcome to connect via phone or email if you wish to book an appointment.  I also encourage anyone who is affected by trauma or other mental health challenges to look carefully at the content and resources on this website, which is crafted to assist you on your healing journey.

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