Testimonials

Counselling

           “Dear Antonia, I hope that you are proud of me - I need you to know that if it wasn't for your help, I would not have been able to do either of those things above - and yes, I can hear you asking the question - YES, I am proud of myself. Thanks Antonia!!! I know I still have a lot ahead of me, and will almost definitely need more help, but so far, I think I am heading in the right direction - Finally!!"




           “I came to Antonia after 15 months of suffering extreme grief and loss and severe depression from a bad family breakdown which culminated in an attempt on my life.  I was 49 yrs old.  From that first meeting Antonia has listened and guided me back to a point where I am again a functioning human being.  In her commitment to me she wouldn't let me give up and was able to show me that glimmer of light when I was in that black hole.  She has an empathy, warmth and wisdom that allowed me to feel safe to open up details of my life that I have spoken to no one else.   She is honest and caring and I have complete faith in her judgement. I live in the country 5 hrs from Brisbane and Antonia has been available to me by phone and email.  In a recent crisis Antonia spent a lot of time on and off all day talking to me and my family by phone to ensure I was going to be alright.  I don't know if she realises how much that meant to me.  After 18 months I don't see Antonia much but to know she is there for support or advice I know I never need to feel I am on my own if I'm not coping. Thank you Antonia!!!"




           “Dear Antonia, I wanted to thank you for all your assistance, support and encouragement over the past few weeks. I've only been to see you a few times but I just wanted you to know it has made a world of difference having the support of both yourself and Doctor. You went above and beyond of what I ever expected. So thank you for everything you have done.”




           "I have been seeing Antonia for 3 years. Antonia has a friendly personality, is a good listener, and provides a supportive counselling environment. Antonia provides an objective viewpoint, and gives clients some practical written homework exercises to do in their own time, to assist in personal development. Antonia is helping me to manage my relationships with family and friends, to cope with workplace issues, and to develop my self confidence. With Antonia’s help, I am on my way to achieving a greater level of general wellbeing and happiness." 


Advocacy and Counselling

           “Kids have been so sad for so long, I’m so overwhelmed they’re happy now. Thank you so much, if it wasn’t for you who helped me and taught me to grab the ball and run to scream for my kids. I just want to thank you for touching base and caring. I think everyone should have an Antonia in their life. You really helped our lives, and I’ll never forget you”.




           “Thanks to you Antonia, they offered me an appointment within 2 days. I can’t thank you enough for what you have done. The situation has been terrible but finally someone listened and understands the help we need. Thank you you’re amazing”.


Professional

           “I was blown away by the impact of your work and was hoping that you could share this ….”



           “Hi Antonia, Firstly, thank you for your excellent presentation at the Conference last week! Really appreciated all that you shared with us – some good practical advice mixed with your honesty and humour was a great combination”.



           "The insights you gave us were fantastic!"

Media

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Australian Story: Perfect Strangers

Donate or discard: discussing infertility and donor embryos

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Discussing IVF Policies

'Mums go online to track men who donated sperm'

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