My Story

Kim Norton

December 15th, 2008

This is My Story

My Son’s Autism diagnosis rocked my world and was the catalyst for the greatest and most important journey of my life. It was 2007 and upon hearing the words I had suspected were true, I came to the realisation that the best way I could help him, and others who suffered similarly from stress and anxiety, was to teach him how to manage this himself. Long term medication could simply not be the ONLY option open to our family.

I attended every seminar, workshop and training event I could manage on Autism, Stress and Anxiety Management, Sensory Processing Disorders and Speech and Language delays and started to implement strategies like ABA Therapy, Makaton and Meditation at home. This type of therapy along with Speech and Occupational Therapy became a part of our everyday lives with my husband and daughter playing an integral part in their implementation.

As my son grew I wanted to explore the educational settings and options available to him so I volunteered my time at Frankston Special Development School. Understanding more about the school system and the stressors that might accompany it was so important to me that I studied to become an Integration Aide. I started paid employment in this line of work once my son started primary school.

Now in mainstream high school, for the most part, my son is able to manage his challenges with the strategies we have used over the years in conjunction with Psychology and Speech Therapy. As his body and mind matures he is of course faced with new challenges (which teenager isn’t?), but at this stage he is still medication free.

I have continued to study whilst helping others by adding value to each service I offer. I am passionate about working with both children and adults to heal, by inspiring them to manage their stress and anxiety in a natural, holistic way. Bringing the traditional and alternative together through Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Counselling, Colour Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Reiki and other healing modalities I can provide a personalised approach to managing stress and anxiety.

My workshops and counselling sessions include teaching the parents and siblings as well so they can help not only the individual in question but also themselves; improvement of individuals as well as the family as a whole. Individual, small group, family sessions and workshops, cater to client needs providing a variety of formats to best suit their stress and anxiety. Workshops and group sessions include a variety of visual, auditory and kinesthetic (tactile/physical) presentations and activities to cater for all learning styles.

A recent finalist in the 2018 Peninsula Business Awards, I also contribute articles to local and national media including Kiddipedia and Peninsula Kids Magazine. I was also fortunate to have an interview published in a local magazine, the September 2018 issue of Peninsula Essence.

As a registered NDIS provider I am also grateful for the opportunity to work with a variety of special needs families providing an alternative to a medication only approach.

I love what I do and with clients providing feedback like “Extraordinary Counsellor”, “Relates brilliantly to kids”, “Life Changer” and “Authentic and Intuitive”, I feel incredibly grateful to be able to do what I love.

I am very conscious of “walking my talk”, meaning I make time each day for meditation and reiki. I also love spending time with my family and coming up with new ideas each week for “Norton Family Fun Night”.

What I want most is to help you create calmer kids and a happier family.

Kim X

Certifications

  • Certificate in Education Support
    (Monash University)
  • Level 2 ABA Therapist Training  (ABIA)
  • Apply First Aid  (Safety Corp)
  • Working with Children Check
    (Victorian State Government)
  • Reiki Usui Master
    (Amanda Godfrey – Mystical Dragon College)
  • Reiki Seichim Master
    (Amanda Godfrey – Mystical Dragon College)
  • Diploma in Holistic Counselling
    (Natural Energies College)
  • Certificate in Colour Therapy
    (Natural Energies College
  • Certificate in Crystal Therapy
    (Natural Energies College)
  • Certificate in Metaphysical Studies
    (Natural Energies College)
  • Happy Healthy Kids – Advanced Practioner
    (Australian Bush Flower Essences)
  • Getting Started in Kids Yoga
    (Cosmic Kids Yoga)
  • Past Life Regression
    (Amanda Godfrey – Mystical Dragon College)

For more information or to make an appointment please do not hesitate to contact me.

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