Collaborative therapy with professional organisers
What is a Professional Organiser?
Some people have engaged the services of a professional organiser to help them to become more organised. A professional organiser is a highly skilled professional who can help with changes to a living or working space. Usually they will work with people to find out what their visions and hopes are for their space.
How can a Professional Organiser help?
Professional organisers assist the person to sort and categorise their items (placing like with like), decrease the amount of possessions or information that are being retained (deciding what to keep, what to donate or give away, and what to discard) – honouring these items by finding a place for them to be displayed or stored. Professional organisers work with people in many ways – including but not limited to information (papers), collections (books, magazines, music, sporting), craft, photographs, clothing, pantry items, kitchens, laundry, bathrooms, children’s bedrooms, garages, and work spaces.
How can I assist when you have a professional organiser?
There is often a back story to becoming less organised. Strong feelings associated with recovery may limit the success of the organising work.
As a counsellor, I have had a long-standing interest in the field of professional organising, and some of the factors that can lead to disorganisation. I have developed professional networks with professional organisers in Victoria, other states of Australia and overseas and have undertaken extensive training and professional development to work with organising clients. I am happy to work with people who have engaged a professional organiser.
My work with clients in this area is mainly due to loss and grief and sometimes multiple losses but this also extends to the whole person and wherever they are in the change process. I am trained in modalities which can assist people with a range of issues that may have led to disorganisation over a short or longer-term. In particular, cognitive behavioural therapy, which is an evidence-based treatment, that works well with people who are working on becoming more organised.