You Can Think & Feel Differently About Loss ...

Offering Therapeutic Counselling, Coaching, Speaking & Training

To relieve suffering in an accelerated way

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This unique guide provides tips for the beginning phase of the journey when grief is intense (though it might help you in later stages as well). 

Once subscribed, you will receive additional exclusive resources to help ease the intensity of grief.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

Are you weathering any of these storms right now?

  • The tragic loss of a loved one (e.g. overdose, suicide)
  • Health challenges (e.g. cancer, dementia, MND)
  • Relationship wounds (e.g. betrayal or estrangement)
  • Feeling disconnected with your child, or your own voice 
These are all types of loss that can cause deep sadness and grief.  

I shouldn't need help with any of this.

I should be able to process this on my own. And yet...

Feeling grief from loss is more complex to navigate than just 'accept it and move on'.

We all need a little support navigating it.


For Adolescents (aged 13+)
and Adults

Personalised sessions to overcome your loss & grief challenges.

Chaplaincy for terminal illness


For expanding the dialogue pattern to experience re-connection again

Working together to hear different viewpoints to bond as a family unit.

Parenting Coaching
Parenting Group Coaching
Conversations at End of Life

Community Groups

For connection with strangers who become understanding friends

Meet others in pain for empathic support and ideas.

For Young People
For Adults
Writing Group
Conversation Cafes

Speaking / Training

For GPs, Nursing Staff, Managers, Schools, Counsellors, Faith Leaders

Upskill with the latest researcch and tools to better serve your clients.

Grief in the Workplace
Bespoke Presentations
Bespoke Workshops

Providing Care Across Life's Journey of Disconnection and Losses


Adjusting to living with a new condition or preparing for the last stage of life

Bereavement Challenges

Supporting your emotional pain and offering you tools to release your suffering


Developing your courage to overcome adversity and to form a strategy to move forward

You deserve to live a fulfilling life 
without being held back by anxiety, trauma or grief


  • children / teens issues
  • tragic, untimely deaths (children, cancer)
  • spousal loss, which can be complex
  • vocal & communication coaching for loss of confidence
  • parenting coaching through grief or divorce
  • spiritual coaching and unusual spiritual experiences

Your grief from loss is precious and it deserves to be expressed and
processed with someone who understands the complexity of the grief journey.

Have you tried alternative support that uses only one approach
which you have found ineffective?

Let's S.T.E.E.R you in the right direction towards healing, wholeness and peace.

Using a unique multi- perspective approach personalized to your values and needs, 
so you can find the courage to rebuild your confidence and your life as quickly as possible.

Because grief is an all-consuming ‘body, mind, spirit’ experience that requires an integrated approach.

When Will I Feel Better?

Time alone is not enough to bring healing and wholeness (see blog further down)

Be intentional about processing your grief and start early


3-Month Growth Experience


Free yourself from emotional suffering
so that you are able to concentrate again


Weekly sessions to come to a place of acceptance and peace without the guilt


4-Month Growth Experience


Navigate through the overwhelm
to function optimally again


Weekly sessions to learn how to manage your grief appropriately in each context


5-Month Growth Experience


Grow into a higher level of awareness, personal development and confidence  


Weekly or fortnightly sessions to discover your purpose, vitality and voice

Lean into the process to find your courage - and feel uplifted.

Let's discuss charting your course to find the best path for you.

Taking you further than you can go on your own...

  • Reduce guilt, addictions, suicidal thoughts, the risk of divorce, or family estrangement
  • Gain the ability to identify and convey your needs to improve your relationships
  • Understand how your habitual beliefs might be limiting you and holding you back
  • Develop emotional courage to bounce back and (re)build a fulfilling life 
  • Remember your departed and their passing with more love and lightness rather than pain

Helping you feel better than when you first arrived.

What's different about me?

Hi, I’m Santou.  My passion and calling to serve and help people with trauma, anxiety, loss & grief began 25 years ago.  As an experienced grief counsellor, coach, educator and international speaker, I can help steer you through the transitional stages of your life’s journey from loss to re-connection, so you can live a full and joyful life.

I do this using a unique multi-disciplinary approach bridging psychotherapy, cultural knowledge, spirituality, theology and research.

No matter your faith, religious denomination, or cultural beliefs, my approach is all-inclusive.  I welcome those who might have become disillusioned with, or still attend, their faith community or who consider themselves an atheist.

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What Clients Are Saying...

I would definitely recommend Santou who has a wealth of understanding and knowledge in supporting those of us who have experienced loss, trauma or grief. She is non-judgemental and has shown me warmth, acceptance and empathy. She has provided emotional and practical support and helped me to become more self-aware and not give up hope. The incredible support I have received has helped me feel I am not alone, and I am truly grateful for and will always appreciate her care, attention and patience with me.

Julie 1-to-1 Adult

"I had Santou for 16 sessions and she had helped get my thoughts and feelings out. I was able to express feelings openly as she made me feel more comfortable".

Miranda 1-To-1 Adolescent

"It was amazing for my family, working with Santou. I was stunned at how much family therapy helped us deal with our losses. Santou is trustworthy and sincere. She was able to teach us how to manage our emotions in a creative way. She always made useful, thoughtful suggestions. My family and I really benefited from her expertise and it helped us to see things from a different perspective. I think we will always make use of what we learnt together".

Claire Family

Santou was able to help me reconcile my challenges at work with the fact that I am not alone and there are many others going through similar challenges. This gave me hope which, at the time, I was very short of. You would be amazed how much hope can help transform your physical, emotional and psychological state.

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    Your life-expanding path to growth begins when you...

    • Connect with me for a free 30-minute clarity call to discuss your challenges and your wellbeing needs and hopes for success.

    • Create with me a customised approach to meet your emotional, mental, spiritual and practical needs.

    • Walk with me on your grief journey until you feel confident enough to continue that journey independently.

    Click here to download your free guide

    This unique guide provides tips for the beginning phase of grief when grief is raw and intense; though it might help you in later stages as well. 

    Once subscribed, you will receive additional exclusive resources to help ease the intensity of grief.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

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