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Expertise to Heal

Sort through different issues you may be experiencing due to trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, abuse and sex.

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Individual Counselling

Deal with many personal issues in life such as anger, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, PTSD, school difficulties, career changes and loss.

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Coaching

Our Life coaches can help you overcome fear, self-doubt and work with your strengths to set meaningful and achievable goals. Shift your life towards a more positive and fulfilling direction.

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Family and Couples Counselling

Working from a neutral space without judgement, the focus will be on the two people involved in any relationship. Both will be heard and guided through any issues.

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Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Having difficulties communicating with those around you?
No more struggle to communicate effectively. No more fights with anyone in your family,
neighbours, workplace or friendship circles.

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Rehabilitation Counselling and Disability

Whether you were born with a disability or have acquired one later in life through illness or injury. We are here to guide you to deal with the many challenges and the multiple emotions you experience.

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Directors

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Directors Profiles

Founder and Director: David Chittenden

Masters in Rehabilitation Counselling
and Marriage / Family Therapy (Blue card holder)

Directors Profiles

David Chittendon holds a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counselling & Marriage/Family Therapy. Shifting Lives was established in 2019, after more than 12 years of experience working with people to help realise their true potential and worth – resulting in the positive shifting of their lives. Specialising in dealing with past trauma and helping to clear these often-hidden triggers, means you can move forward and finally live the life you deserve to live. Having been blind since birth, David understands the difficulties people can have with Disability/Different Abilities and the need to be capable of independently managing daily activities, family/personal connections, employment, public perception and acceptance. These problems often relate to the lack of access and education to high-tech solutions with the potential to increase the quality of life for you or your loved ones. With over 20 years of experience, David will work with you to find what works best for you and your lifestyle.

Are you facing problems?

Meditation

Our Family Resolution Practise at Shifting Lives can help you communicate better with those around you.

NDIS

Shifting Lives provides therapy under the NDIS and we offer services to clients who are plan managed or privately managed.

COUNSELLING

Modern life is busy and can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming. 

Family Dispute

Our family dispute resolution centre aids families going through tough times by offering professional guidance.

Testimonials

From mum about her 10 year old son who was diagnosed with ASD, We’ve been seeing his paediatrician since he was 18 months old and she’s always wanted to see him every six …

Jenifer (Name Changed)
5/5

In the beginning, I was forced to find professional help. My partner insisted I wasn’t ‘normal’ and that I needed to find help. We started by both having individual sessions a…

Michel (Name Changed)
4/5

I use Shifting Lives for my pre-teen and teenager. They feel like they are checking in with a friend, but David has worked through countless problems with them and given them …

Melissa (Name Changed)
5/5
He understands what it is like to be a teenager and blind.
 
Oliver (Name Changed)
5/5

I enjoy talking to David about my disability and what it means for me as a kid at school.

Alex (Name Changed)
4/5

I can highly recommend David from my own personal and family experience. I tracked David down after a few years as I wanted to thank him. David is blind but this should be no …

Tina (Name Changed)
5/5
From mum about her 10 year old son who was diagnosed with ASD, We’ve been seeing his paediatrician since he was 18 months old and she’s always wanted to see him every six ...
Jenifer (Name Changed)
In the beginning, I was forced to find professional help. My partner insisted I wasn't 'normal' and that I needed to find help. We started by both having individual sessions a...
Michel (Name Changed)
I use Shifting Lives for my pre-teen and teenager. They feel like they are checking in with a friend, but David has worked through countless problems with them and given them ...
Melissa (Name Changed)
He understands what it is like to be a teenager and blind.
Oliver (Name Changed)
I enjoy talking to David about my disability and what it means for me as a kid at school.
Alex (Name Changed)
I can highly recommend David from my own personal and family experience. I tracked David down after a few years as I wanted to thank him. David is blind but this should be no ...
Tina (Name Changed)

Case Studies

Emotional Recovery Leads to Happy Marriage

When Terry (name changed) first came to us, she thought that she did not need therapy, she came in because her doctor advised her to. Terry was 39 years and was struggling with too much weight and just existing through life. She was heterosexual but had no interest in men. Her life changed, too!

Nothing like Repaired Relationship

John and Marcy had been together for 26 years. John stated that they had been having problems for the last two years. They had become distant and we're not really talking. Marcy then stated that these problems had been going on for 10 years and she wanted a divorce. They still managed to stay together! Read to know how.

Overcoming Panic

Elsi was suffering from severe agoraphobia. This means that she was afraid to leave her house. Elsi's ex-husband owned a taxi which he forced her to drive. This way, he did not need to pay for a driver. But when Elsi said that she was scared he would beat her. This is the story of the five sessions that helped her heal.

Blogs

What are the Advantages of Online Counselling

Online counselling includes online video and telephonic treatment. As we are in a digitally bound environment after a pandemic, will a session of online counselling be advantageous?

What happens in relationship therapy?

Mending a broken relation is a two-way process. How does a professional therapist approach this problem?

Mindfulness: Practice Unknown to Many.

Mindfulness is a form of meditation in which you concentrate on being acutely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the present moment, without judgement or interpretation. Know more about the process.

Video Session

The changes you want to make in your life are a matter of choices. Therapies work wonders if you are willing to put in the work needed. Learn more about what we do and how our previous therapies have shifted perspectives for better lives.

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