welcome to holistic journey
I AM LYDIA GAH, DIRECTOR OF HOLISTIC JOURNEY COACHING AND COUNSELLING. A BOOK AUTHOR, PUBLIC SPEAKER, CHILD CONSULTANT, PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISOR AND LIFE COACH.
I AM PASSIONATE IN TRANSFORMING PEOPLE'S LIVES THROUGH A HOLISTIC PHILOSOPHY OF INTEGRATED CARE THAT ENCOMPASSES THE WHOLE PERSON- MIND, HEART, BODY AND SOUL.
I have over 15 years’ experience working in diverse roles in the fields of Family and Individual Counselling, Pre Marital Coaching, Youth Coaching and Mentoring, Child Consultation, Professional Supervision, Community Development, Project Coordination and Implementation.
A wealth of professional and personal experience has been acquired while performing these very diverse roles across Australia and Papua New Guinea.
I have also practiced in the area of Community Development where I have worked with local communities to initiate and implement community projects for the growth of their communities.
Working with local communities has led me to start a community project in 2013 called Survive & Thrive – PNG which I am currently implementing. This project’s aim is to serve the needs of rural and remote schools and communities in Papua New Guinea.
For more information on this project, view the Youtube video or visit our Facebook page where you will gain further insight into the work I have completed so far.
A recent undertaking is the publication of my book, "Survive & Thrive - My Courageous Journey Out Of Domestic Violence".
Your journey is my business. Through holistic journey I will endeavor to walk with you and support getting you where you desire to go. I do this by developing specific and tailored sessions for you to suit your specific need. This means different client will have different approaches and interventions tailored to their own needs.
My role in your journey is to train you to think and view life differently, guide, encourage, and empower you. I will give you the skills and strategies to enable you to apply them in your life moving forward.Intervention with my clients is from holistic and strength based approaches – one that considers the totality of the human person. This approach stems from the believe that a human person as three aspects to his/her being, the mind, body and soul.
Many years in the role of counsellor has shown me that unless these three important and integrated aspects are unpacked and dealt with, unresolved issues are often not unearthed and dealt with effectively, thereby leaving the client with no long term healing - mentally, spiritually or physically. This is often the case with a generalised counselling approach.