You are not falling apart - you are falling into place! If you’re done with suffering emotional pain, I can help you gain relief using clinically proven energetic models. Learn how to let it all go so that you can climb the scale of emotions and return to your natural state of happiness.
“In virtually every spiritual tradition, suffering is seen as a doorway to awakening.” - Peter Levine, Trauma Expert & Doctor of Psychology & Medical Biophysics
Harmonise the Mind, Body & Soul
Hello and welcome to The Digital Dragonfly! I’m Shelley Molligoda Mohottige and I'm so pleased to meet you. Based in Adelaide, I provide a one-on-one, confidential, Telehealth counselling service for clients Australia-wide. I am a qualified and registered member of the Australian Counselling Association.
My approach is holistic - using a blend of traditional counselling techniques with somatic and energy-clearing modalities to help harmonise the mind, body and soul. Combining these powerful tools can facilitate the most welcome relief from emotional pain - transforming you from despair to joy as you journey up the scale of emotions.
Overcome Emotional Pain
The majority of us are moulded and shaped by our environment or unfortunate life experiences. As a result, we often (usually unconsciously) take ownership of 'false' beliefs which don't always serve us. Or, residual energies from unfinished Fight, Flight or Freeze responses, can linger within our bodies. This can create inner conflict leading to emotional and physical dysregulation. A holistic approach helps increase our self-awareness and gain emotional freedom, allowing our authentic selves to shine through. The therapies I use include traditional cognitive techniques such as Solution Focussed and Narrative therapies which focus upon the mind. I also embrace a range of somatic tools to help release trapped emotions and sabotaging belief systems - these are usually the culprits that may cause us to behave or react in ways we don’t always understand.
Why Holistic Counselling?
Quantum physics has identified that we are not just the mind - we are a complex combination of energy, the physical and psychological. Tools including EFT tapping, spiritual healing, meditation and breath work are all simple, yet powerful modalities which aid in releasing painful emotions and trapped energies. These methods (many of which have been used in indigenous cultures for thousands of years) can help reset our nervous systems, leading to a healthier management of our emotions. There are now clinical studies proving the effectiveness of EFT Tapping. Dr Peta Stapleton, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor at Bond University, ran clinical trials which showed after a course of Tapping, anxiety levels in participants decreased by 40%, depression decreased by 35%, PTSD symptoms down by 32% and immune system markers increased by a whopping 113%. Furthermore, participants showed sustained results twelve and eighteen months later.
The Benefits of Combining Cognitive & Somatic Tools
Think of it like this – we wouldn’t build a new house straight over a pile of rubble on unstable land. We first prepare a solid, healthy foundation. Then our new house is likely to remain strong and secure for a lifetime. I see healing in a similar way. Conventional talk therapy has its place, but has proven to be rather ineffective at addressing buried emotions playing havoc within the body. We cannot think our way out of emotional pain - we must feel our way through it. This is where therapies such as EFT tapping and energetic healing have the edge over talk therapy when it comes to releasing emotions trapped somatically.
By letting go from the body first, we create that solid foundation upon which we can build a set of new, high frequency beliefs. This is the fun part that can lead to sustained, true inner peace and happiness. I’ve witnessed many clients (myself included) successfully free themselves from lower frequency emotions this way.
Just as the Chrysalis Thought Life Was Over, it Transformed into a Magnificent Butterfly
By working together, we can devise a plan that feels comfortable and is tailored to your needs. Many of us are now familiar with holding virtual meetings, and counselling via Telehealth offers many advantages. It’s also a fantastic solution for regional Aussies who may not have access to local services. We can connect at a time that suits you, from your home or a place that feels safe and private, saving you time and effort.
Whatever you are now facing, please know the darkest hour always comes before the dawn. So, grab your darkest hour and take the opportunity it brings to propel yourself into the light once more. Begin your healing journey and become the creator of your own wonderful reality. With the right tools and guidance, we all have the power to rise like a phoenix from the ashes.
Free 30 Minute Consultation
Take advantage of the free 30 minute consult for new clients. It’s important to select a professional you have rapport with, to enable the best possible outcomes for yourself. Just click on the Access Booking Calendar button on this page to book your free initial consult. The Telehealth process is very simple - no downloading of apps or fancy technical skills required. After booking, you will be emailed a personal URL link that provides instant video access in just one click at your scheduled appointment time. And I don't believe in taking payment upfront - I gratefully accept payment via bank transfer or credit card at the conclusion of your appointment, not before. If you decide I am a right fit for you, it would be my privilege to work with you. I very much hope we get to journey together soon. Onwards and upwards!
No stress - the process is really very simple! Once you've registered and booked yourself an appointment through the online calendar, you will be emailed a URL link which is the 'key' to your appointment. This link is unique to you and will be the same 'key' for any ongoing appointments. There is no requirement to download Zoom or video applications onto your device. Please ensure your device has adequate internet access. A few minutes before your appointment, just click on your URL link, and when prompted, click the button to enable the microphone and camera on your device. Then wait a moment for me to join the meeting. We are then instantly connected into a private and secure video chat room. That's all there is to it 🙂
Have peace of mind knowing we can still continue our appointment via telephone in the unlikely event of a power outage etc. My mobile number is available to clients, so rest assured, knowing I will call you straight away to continue our session if we encounter any issues.
Counselling sessions must always be private and confidential and any database records kept under password security. The Telehealth service and booking system is provided by Australian-owned Power Diary, created specifically for the allied health industry and is compliant with Australian standards. I consult via Telehealth from my home office which is purpose-built and accessible only by me.
I provide Telehealth services only (video consult with telephone as back-up) to clients Australia-wide. Telehealth is a wonderful alternative for regional residents who may struggle to find services locally. Clients love the convenience, saving them time, stress and effort. Video consultations are proven to be just as effective as face-to-face "practice-based" appointments.
Yes, payment can be made either through bank transfer or by credit card through the PayPal button on this page. I gratefully accept payment at the end of your consultation, not in advance. I feel strongly that my clients should have the same privileges as if they were attending a physical practice, so I do not ask for payment upfront. After registering and attending a consult, an invoice is generated in your personal client portal and provides full instructions on how to make payment.
Claims are accepted through GU Health and Doctors Health Fund at this time. Unfortunately, Medicare does not issue Provider Numbers for qualified counsellors. The Australian Counselling Association is currently advocating for recognition of counsellors in this regard.
"My counselling sessions with Shelley have been beneficial in helping relieve my anxieties and changing self-defeating habits. She is so easy to talk to and has made me feel so comfortable and respected. The flexibility of having a video appointment is just another added bonus! Would highly recommend :)"
" I really recommend Shelley as I always feel uplifted and empowered after our consults. She’s like a breath of fresh air while also having so much empathy. I actually felt listened to, like she genuinely cares for her clients and always had my best interests at heart. Shelley really has a unique and special gift for counselling."
"Thank you for creating an easy and convenient way to book a consultation. I love that I am in the privacy of my own home during our sessions. Being a busy working mum, it isn't easy for me to make it to consulting rooms for appointments. My experience with Shelley has been immensely valuable and helped me believe that I am worthy. I now have a whole new respect for myself."