Essential Nature was established in Australia in 2013 as a psychology and counselling practice. It is now also an online service with sessions available to people across the globe. With a decade of experience, our primary psychologist, Bernadette Galea, is skilled in deep and compassionate listening, helping to guide children, adolescents and adults towards healthier and happier minds and more open hearts.

Essential Nature’s aim is to help you transform your life for the better. Whether the problem requires a rapid fix or deeper, long term transformation, Bernadette will work with you where you are right now. She will show you ways to cultivate your own internal guidance which will strengthen you to carry on and make choices that align with your core values.

Bernadette is committed to presenting clients with the tools to develop self-compassion and to increase self-awareness, leading to a more fulfilled and joyous life.

Essential Nature is a non-judgmental service and welcomes people of all races, religious and spiritual backgrounds and sexual orientations. Bernadette offers counselling to children, adolescents and adults in many different areas to help with a range of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counselling
  • Child and Adolescent Counselling
  • Depression
  • Family Breakdown
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spiritual and religious deliberation
  • Stress
  • Twin Soul guidance
  • Weight Management
  • Workplace issues