My Story

About me

 

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 as suggested by the medical professionals that diagnosed him.

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. Speech and Occupational Therapy became a part of our everyday lives with my husband and daughter playing an integral part in their implementation in the home.
(I soon realised that ABA Therapy was not for us. I do not subscribe to the principles of ABA Therapy nor do I use this therapy in any 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.

Also of great importance to me was the need to investigate natural therapies to help my son and others like him navigate their world successfully. As such, I launched Rainbow Light Therapies in 2014, offering a range of services which included Counselling as well as alternative therapies to complement the more traditional services available.

With the rollout of the NDIS on the Mornington Peninsula in 2018, I started offering mainstream services to NDIS participants whilst offering alternative therapies to private clients. Working predominantly with Autistic kids, teens and adults, I was able to provide both mainstream and alternative services under the banner of Rainbow Light Therapies.

Moving forward, my son survived mainstream school, and for the most part, was able to manage his challenges with the strategies we have used over the years graduating VCAL in 2022. As his body and mind matured in his teen years, he was of course faced with new challenges and diagnoses, as was my daughter who was finally officially diagnosed with Autism and ADHD (and a bunch of other acronyms) in her teens.

Following the trajectory of my children’s journeys, I have continued to study whilst helping my family and others by adding value to each service I offer. Watching my children struggle with their career aspirations, I realised the struggle that people with disability have receiving quality career guidance and such, recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Education (Career Development and Counselling) passing with Distinction. This is now a service I offer to both NDIS and private clients under the banner of “Kim Marie Norton” which houses all of my mainstream services whilst Rainbow Light Therapies continues to provide alternative solutions.

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 look forward to working with you and your children to heal and inspire.

Kim

Certifications and Training:

  • Grad. Cert of Education (Career Development and Counselling)
  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Diploma of Holistic Counselling
  • Diploma of Spiritual Counselling
  • Diploma of Community Services (Welfare Studies)
  • Certificate of Education (Integration Aide)
  • Certificate of Personnel Consultancy
  • First Aid
  • Working with Children Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Clearance
  • Australian Bush Flower Essences – Happy Healthy Kids – Advanced Practioner
  • Australian Bush Flower Essences – Level 3 Advanced 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
  • Certificate in Colour Therapy
  • Certificate in Crystal Therapy
  • Certificate in Metaphysical Studies
  • Past Life Regression
    Kim Norton

    December 15th, 2008

    For more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Please email via  - admin@kimmarienorton.com.au