Hi, Welcome to Shire Total Healthcare. You were probably searching the net to find more information about diabetes, counselling or related services available in the Sutherland Shire and came across this site. Please read on as we can undoubtedly help you!
Shire Total Healthcare is owned and operated by Carolien van Geloven. Carolien is a registered nurse and Credentialed Diabetes Educator with nearly 20 years experience. Carolien is also a fully qualified Somatic (Body Oriented) Psychotherapist. Some of our other practitioners are Julia Phillips, Serge Koreneff and Melina Paisio; you can find more information about all of us here.
We have a range of services available at Shire Total Healthcare, including: diabetes education, nutrition and dietetic services, counselling, coaching, psychology and psychotherapy, hypnoenergetics and hypnotherapy. We help individuals, couples and families, for the short or long term, and can provide concession prices for students; pensioners and disadvantaged people (please contact us for more details).
So why would you come to see us?
If you are recently diagnosed with diabetes and are looking for answers for the myriad of questions that you are suddenly faced with, we can assist. Maybe you just need some dietary support, or perhaps you like to know how your medications work, when or how to check your blood glucose levels, or whether or not you will need insulin treatment? Contact us for an appointment and we can individualise the education to your specific needs.
Perhaps you were diagnosed with diabetes a long time ago, but you are struggling to come to terms with the diagnosis, make the changes in your life that your doctor seems to expect from you, or maybe you are trying really, really hard, but for some reason you just don’t seem to achieve the goals that were set for you. Carolien is particularly awaiting your call! She can help you overcome hurdles and help you set more achievable goals that are in line with what you want.
But if you feel depressed (or perhaps there are days that you would just like to pull the covers over your head and stay in bed), then you will be pleased to know that you are not alone. We can help you explore and change the ingrained patterns that keep you stuck, help you regain some joy in your life and provide a listening ear in a supportive and non-judgemental environment, for those times or those topics that you can’t talk to family or friends about, because they just wouldn’t understand. Having another to confide in can sometimes be all that you need to find peace of mind.
Maybe you are in the middle of a separation and you don’t have anyone to talk to about what you are experiencing… We understand how difficult it is to get on with life on your own and how overwhelming it can be to start anew. We can help you adjust to the inevitable changes in your life. But if things are not quite that bad that a separation is inevitable we provide Couples Counselling and could help you to really talk to (and listen to) your partner, so as to overcome relationships difficulties and develop that satisfying relationship that you yearn for.
If you are stressed, not coping with your life or just always feel exhausted, we may help you uncover reasons why you are living life the way you do and allow you to transform your lifestyle and find some more space and time for yourself. Maybe you have health problem such as hypertension (high blood pressure) or high cholesterol or perchance you are unable to keep addictions in check, control your weight or make healthy choices… We are here for you!
Do you just want to find out what it is that you want? Well in this case too we can help; you are worthy of having desires and we can help you find what it is that you want from life, what is your Life’s Purpose.
There can of course be many different reasons why you would come to see us… Whatever the reasons, we can offer you the support and help that you may need to change the patterns in your life that are preventing you from experiencing the satisfaction and happiness that you desire.