Sheila Walsky

A gentle integrative mind-body approach to restore innate self-regulation and increase resiliency, relaxation, vitality and engagement with life. Effective with stress, trauma, pain, grief and loss, relationships, anxiety, depression, PTSD. In Nyon.

In my private counselling practice I integrate a number of different methods and adapt to what works best for the client, providing a safe, mindful, non-judgmental space to develop and explore new skills, ways of being, and relating to others and oneself.  As I focus on the present, the here and now, it is not always necessary to delve into past history in order to realise a change.  However, I do not lose sight of the fact that at times the past is present in our here and now if certain issues/events remain unresolved.

I incorporate in my practice the Somatic Experiencing (SE) method developed by Dr. Peter Levine, author of Waking the Tiger and In an Unspoken Voice.  This is a gentle, holistic, integrative approach which includes an awareness of the body’s felt sense.  A mind-body approach, effective for treating the effects of trauma, stress, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD,  psychosomatic symptoms and/or fears resulting from a traumatic accident, illness, or medical procedures, this method can help a person to restore their innate self-regulation, sense of relaxation, balance and wholeness, increase resiliency and engagement with life.  I also work with clients experiencing relational/family difficulties, illness, grief/loss, work/life challenges and transitions, or seeking support with fertility treatments, or parenting challenges.

ASCA accredited for complementary health insurance reimbursement. Professional member of the Federally recognised Swiss Association for Counselling (SGfB), American Counselling Association (ACA), International Coach Federation (ICF), and Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.  I have earned a Master of Arts in Psychological Counselling, an MBA, a Master Coach diploma, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner certification.

For coaching clients, my approach combines practical business experience with training in psychology and the neuroscience of how we function to affect a more meaningful, lasting change in support of achieving desired goals and objectives.

Using your skills in awareness and alignment of your whole person can clarify the way forward, resolve inner conflicts and avoid sabotaging goals. Enlisting the support of all the parts of us that make us who we are, leads us to define more coherent goals and act with more ease and flow toward achieving these goals.