(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. I no longer subscribe to the principles of ABA Therapy and do not use this now as part of my Counselling sessions).
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.
As a winner in the National Business Brilliance Awards for 2019, I also contribute articles to local and national media including Kiddipedia and Peninsula Kids Magazine. I also contribute to local and national podcasts and Facebook Live interviews.
As a provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme, 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.
Certifications and Licenses:
- Holistic Counselling
- First Aid
- Working with Children Check
- NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
- Education Support
- Australian Bush Flower Essences – Happy Healthy Kids – Advanced Practioner
- Australian Bush Flower Essences – Level 1 Practioner
- Getting Started in Kids Yoga (Cosmic Kids Yoga)
- Level 2 ABA Therapist Training (ABIA) (Not used in any sessions here)
- Makaton Basic (Key Word Sign)
- Auslan Level 1
- Reiki Usui Master
- Reiki Seichim Master
- Colour Therapy
- Crystal Therapy
- Metaphysical Studies
- Past Life Regression
- Certificate IV in Disability
December 15th, 2008
I am booked in for my reiki masters in the Usui Shiki Ryoho discipline with Kim Norton. I find Kim to be a rare find these days. As her teaching methods are thorough, authentic, efficient and very healing. As she shares her knowledge and abilities with integrity and sincerity. Kim is very talented in many areas. Which is why I also, send two of my boys aged 10 (diagnosed with severe adhd/asd) and 13 (diagnosis severe inattentive adhd/asd). To do one on one sessions at Rainbow Light Therapies . To help them better manage their emotions and anxieties surrounding societal life and its expectations. This helps them to navigate and to better understand themselves through, “societies mainstream system”. Kim is able to teach and practice her healing methods. Because, Kim has aquired not only a great education in varied healing arts. But, because, Kim also, has personal experience from life, which brings empathy to help her fulfill her clients needs. Kim also, has experience with the NDIS programme. Which has proven to be very helpful. Opening up her abilities to reach a larger scale of clientele of those in need. A real Gem x