How many sessions would I need?

This depends on the issues you are seeking help with. Counselling can be effective for some people within 4 – 6 individual sessions, other’s may find that once they start ‘unloading excess baggage’, the process can continue for months.  Financial Workout is initially 6 sessions and many clients book in a quarterly or bi-annual Fitness check-up.

Where would the services take place?

Counselling and Financial Workout is offered at a private practice in Darling Point or Medical Centre in Bondi Junction. Walk and Talk is offered at Centennial Park, Bondi, Rushcutters Bay and Hyde Park or Domain, and Life Laundry takes place wherever you need our expertise! Appointments are based on availability and are arranged at a mutually convenient time.

What is a workshop?

Participating with others.  PACE Yourself workshops generally are for 6 people and for 2.5 hours for 5 sessions.  Workshops are offered for Financial Fitness and for Life Laundry.   Realising other people are facing the same issues and working through them together brings greater commitment and desire to move ahead.

How can I fit your services into my busy schedule?

Depending on the service most suitable there are counselling times before and after work. De-cluttering can be scheduled in advance to fit in with your schedule – and if clutter is wreaking havoc, setting a 3 hour time block, even for a very busy person, can be allocated.

How are you different from other service providers?

PACE Yourself takes a holistic approach offering counselling and coaching (listening and empowering) with the uniqueness of practical ‘hands-on’ assistance.

What is lifestyle management?

Identifying areas of your life that are not being managed well and creating proven solutions to remedy these and set up simple ongoing management systems. It may be assisting with clearing out an office, a home, a garage, a storage shed. It can also be listening and counselling around a relationship problem whether it is work, family or partner or helping get forward with finances, clearing debt, consolidating superannuation or investing.

What is de-cluttering?

Streamlining, recycling, dumping or organising ‘stuff’. Clutter or ‘too much stuff’ gets in the way of living a relaxed life. Living with clutter can de-motivate and make it difficult to focus. Being organised gives a great sense of wellbeing and feeling of being in control.

What is Counselling?

Counselling is treatment for interpersonal problems in life and involves talking with a trained professional who can offer support, advice and new perspectives on conditions ranging from anxiety and depression to career dissatisfaction and relationship worries.


Counselling provides ways to communicate feelings, understand thought processes and gain fresh outlooks on past events and current relationships. It can help to identify the problems and assist in their resolution, whilst clarifying goals for the future and the steps needed to achieve them.