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About Carmela

Soulworks Essential Therapies by Carmela Pollock






women & mental health ADVOCATE 

Soulworks | Registered Reiki Professinal | Carmela Pollock
Soulworks Essential Therapies by Carmela Pollock | IICT Member

Are you searching for a deeper connection and understanding of you, uncover and express the various aspects of yourself in order to understand what is going on underneath? If you are, you have come to the right place. I'm so delighted you were guided here. 


I am dedicated to empowering adults and children, to connect them to their inner resources and potential that may have been affected by anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, grief, anger, stress or major life changes. I open a space of compassion and respect that supports every adult and child to unravel life challenges.


I employ knowledge from various theoretical backgrounds in western and eastern medicine which include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Person-Centred Therapy

  • Solutions Focused

  • Past life regression

  • Mindfulness Techniques

  • Guided Visualisations and meditation

  • Reiki - Usui Natural System of Healing


My holistic solutions approach will empower you to leave a session with clarity to achieve greater health and wellbeing. 


Contact me to understand how Counselling can make that change you need in your life. 



Mental Health Advocacy and Speaker


Mental health advocacy is one of my many passions to serve humanity under the growing deluge of mental illness. I volunteered as an Online Carer Champion for Beyondblue for a number of years, supporting families affected by mental illness. Using my lived experience of supporting my own family with depression, allows me to connect and counsel people with compassion and understanding.  


Through my advocacy work, I aim to raise awareness and understanding for indivisuals who take on the carer role for loved ones and friends with mental illness. This passion birthed the online carer community 'A Black Dog About the House'. 


Award-Winning Author


In 2016 I shared my personal experiences that changed my life as a contributing author of the internationally acclaimed 'Grief Diaries' and 'Real Life Diaries' anthology series. I co-authored two books that focus on lived experience with grief and chronic pain. In 'Grieving for the Living'  I shared my account of navigating a fragile relationship affected by depression while raising awareness of the effects of stigma.


The award-winning book 'Living with Endometriosis' is a collection of stories exploring life through

the eyes of women living with this painful medical condition. After 20 years of chronic pain,

I now advocate for women's health in a health system that sometimes forgets that invisible illness can

leave deep scars on the mind, body and spirit.


To purchase any one of the Grief Diaries or Real Life Diaries books, visit the SoulShop for details.



Qualifications & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Melbourne University)

  • Diploma Holistic Counselling (Natural Energies College)

  • Graduate Certificate Counselling & Psychotherapy (Cairnmillar Institute)

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Psychwire)

  • Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) Level 1 

  • Beyond Quantum Healing (BQH)

  • Reiki Master | Teacher (Usui Shiki Ryoho method)

  • Mindfulness Facilitator (Mindfulness Matters Australia)

  • Soul Realignment Practitioner (Akashic Records reader)

  • Working with Children Check (Victoria, Australia)

  • First Aid - Emergency Aid in Education & Care Setting

  • Organisational Change Management Professional - CMP (PM-Partners Group)

  • International Project Management Professional - PMP (Project Management Institute)

'Carmela has changed my life in so many ways. I was struggling and without direction. I played small because l didn't know how to get out of this limiting mindset. She guided me gently and opened a space of compassion and connection. I am so thankful and grateful of her skills to open a heart like mine that was closed for so long due to grief and childhood neglect. Thank you Carmela for what you do. She is amazing'.

~ Stephanie B, Mornington

Client Testimonials

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