Being organized isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person; it’s about living the way you want to live, only better.
Professional Organiser, Author of Unstuff your life.
During periods of transition, your home, family, work or studies may become secondary. You may start to feel stress and frustration. You may feel overwhelmed and do not know where to start. You may be juggling many activities and constantly feel like you are getting nowhere despite feeling busy most of the day.
An organising consultant can help you become more organised and develop new skills to a level that suits your interests, lifestyle and home. These may include:
- Making decisions on the vision for your life, home and time.
- Assessing your existing activities, items and projects.
- Making the best use of your existing space.
- Organising systems to maintain an organised life to suit your needs.
- Helping you achieve a balance between work, family and study.
If you already feel that your organising skills are adequate, but would like to have coaching to stay on track and accountable, then coaching can also be offered. If you feel that you have strong feelings of grief and loss and find it all overwhelming, then counselling may also assist.
People experiencing hoarding may have difficulty discarding or parting with possessions. It may start with excessive acquiring as a way of avoiding grief reactions but then may continue to a point where other aspects of their mental health are impacted. Coping with daily living becomes a major concern and starts to impact relationship to self, others and their comfort with their home. Maintaining a household with excessive clutter may expose a person and their family to chronic physical and mental health illness including but not limited to stress, anxiety and depression. In addition, feelings of shame and guilt can prevent the person from having anybody over to their home resulting in isolation and loneliness. It can also result in household maintenance activities being neglected resulting in structural damage.
The Institute for Challenging Disorganization defines chronic disorganization that:
- Persists over a long period of time
- Frequently undermines quality of life
- Recurs despite repeated self-help attempts
It is a quality-of-life issue rather than a medical diagnosis and does not meet the criteria for hoarding disorder. People experiencing chronic disorganisation can benefit from counselling and coaching and may need some hands-on assistance to build their capacity.
I provide specialist hoarding counselling for people experiencing hoarding and chronic disorganisation. I help people struggling with the overwhelm in their heads, homes and their lives.
I hold the following specialist qualifications:
Foundation Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization
Level 1 Certificate of Study in
- Client Management
- Health issues and conditions
- Understanding the needs of ageing
- Understanding hoarding issues
- Life transitions
- Students and learning theories
- Time Management and Productivity
- Interpersonal Intelligence
Level 2 Hoarding (Institute for Challenging Disorganization).
Level 2 Chronic Disorganization (Institute for Challenging Disorganization)
Level 2 Ageing (Institute for Challenging Disorganization).
Level 2 ADHD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization).
Hoarding Home Solutions for Independent Service Providers Course (Hoarding Home Solutions).
Understanding and Treating Hoarding Disorder (University of New South Wales – Continuing Education).
I offer counselling, coaching and organiser consulting including virtual organising via telehealth (phone and online). I don’t offer hands-on professional organising services in your home or office. I can make a referral to a range of professional organisers who do provide hands-on organising and can also work with you and your professional organiser in collaborative therapy.