Rachel Wilkinson

Rachel Wilkinson

BA (Comms) Dip Hol Counselling, MA (Counselling)
Australian Counsellors Association (ACA) Member
Holistic Psychotherapist & Reiki Master

I have lived and worked on the Brisbane Bayside for twenty years and call the Redlands my home. For over 6 years I have worked in private practice with adults and youth aged 10+ seeking to bring back joy and navigate challenges in life. I work on developing compassionate therapeutic relationships with families to provide support during challenging times including parenting and family relationships, grief and loss, change, redundancy, couples counselling, separation, and divorce, bullying, anxiety, and depression. I assist clients to better manage symptoms of ADHD, ADD, as well as youth, individuals, and families of the LGBTIQ+ community.

I bring to this role a solid 25 years’ experience in the communications sector, with rich skills gathered across large multinationals and small not-for-profits in Australia, Africa, and Europe. I understand the struggles of balancing family, work, and life commitments having experienced both healthy workplaces and toxic environments. I use assertive communication techniques and strategies to foster stronger workplace and family relationships.

I love to support families by focusing on the creation of goals and strategies which are practical and achievable. I am trained in Holistic Counselling using the gentle enquiry of Byron Katie, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or tapping) and utilise grounding mind/body practices to calm the nervous system. I have a Master of Counselling which provides me with theoretical knowledge and tools to alleviate stress using evidence-based frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I am a certified infant massage instructor, kids’ yoga teacher and Reiki master. I am insured as a Holistic Psychotherapist with AON insurance. I have two teenagers and a neurotic Cavoodle puppy.

I see children (from age 10+) and adults, my interests include but are not limited to:

  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Separation
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Bullying
  • ADHD
  • Couples Counselling

Reiki Master

I have been a yogi student for over 25 years, and studied mindfulness, and meditation, travelling to Northern India to learn breathwork and mantra. In 2001 I completed my first Reiki Level with the International House of Reiki, Sydney.  More recently, I completed Reiki Level II and Reiki Masters and Teacher with Soul Byrds, Brisbane. My Reiki is from the Usui Ryoho lineage.

Reiki, pronounced Ray Kee, is a unique therapeutic practice that originated in Japan.  This technique focuses on restoring balance to the body’s energy centres, promoting overall wellbeing. Scientifically proven to have positive effects on the nervous system and mood, Reiki generates a sense of calm and utilizes hands-on therapy, often accompanied by gentle heat.

Reiki sessions can be used with individuals experiencing:

  • Anxiety/phobias and social anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Pain
  • Support during chemotherapy/radiation
  • Fertility issues
  • Stress
  • Sleep problems
  • Relationship problems
  • Change, life transitions

Incorporating Reiki into your holistic wellbeing journey at Zest Infusion can offer profound benefits for your overall wellness. I am looking forward to assisting you on your path to total wellbeing.