Nerissa Stanley Therapy & Coaching

Hi, I’m Nerissa.

I’m a therapist and mindset & empowerment
coach passionate about supporting people to live a life that fully lights them up.

I help people deepen their self awareness, discover how their subconscious mind is keeping them stuck, challenge and heal these patterns through inner work and intentional action and step fully into their self worth to create a fulfilling, meaningful and abundant life.

With over 10 years experience working as a clinician in public mental health and extensive knowledge within the self help and positive psychology field, I honor both mainstream practices and alternative approaches and can tailor my support to meet your individual needs.

If you are looking for more clarity, purpose, connection, fun and balance in your life and know that a confidential, safe and supportive space would be the kindest (and most transformational) gift you could give yourself, get in touch. I would absolutely love to work with you!

Email or DM me to make a booking for therapy or a coaching series or to schedule a free 15 minute discovery call.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Individual Therapy

Heart centered therapy in Hobart (and online)

Heart centered therapy supporting you to process, heal, manage and master your thoughts, emotions and patterns to consciously create positive & sustainable change in your life.

Areas of Interest

• Self esteem, self worth & self confidence
• Perfectionism & over-functioning
• Stress, overwhelm & burnout
• Anxiety
• Depression & low mood
• Situational stressors
• Relationship difficulties
• Parenting & carer support

I come to private practice with over ten years experience working in the public mental health sector across both adult and child & adolescent services. I have worked with individuals, couples and families.

My therapeutic approach is collaborative, holistic and integrative, meaning that I honour a person's inherent wisdom and knowledge, as well as drawing on many different evidence based modalities and theoretical frameworks to inform my practice including:

• Trauma and attachment
• Systemic and relational theories
• Psychodynamic approaches

Professional Qualifications

• Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
• Clinical Master in Family Therapy
• Certificate in Developmental Psychiatry
• Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

Additional Trainings - Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Circle Of Security- Parenting (COS-P), Family Based Treatment for eating disorders (FBT), Motivational Interviewing, Single Session Family Consultations (SSFC) and others.

• Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
• Australia Association of Family Therapy (AAFT)
• Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA)
• Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA)

Session Prices

• Individual Session - 60 minutes $195.00
• Individual Session - 85 minutes $250.00

Sessions are available via zoom or in person at Beach Road Body and Mind in Sandy Bay.

* I am able to provide Medicare rebates under a Mental Health Care Plan. You can access a Mental Health Care Plan through a referral from your GP or Psychiatrist.

Medicare rebates are $79.05 for both 60 minute or 85 minute sessions.

For refers- please note that I do not have a fax line so all referrals will need to come through email at hello@nerissastanley.com or you can contact me directly on 0406764491.

Coming Soon:

• Hypnotherapy


Mindset & Empowerment Coach

For those that are new to the coaching space and wonder what it’s all about… Imagine this- hiring a coach is having someone completely in your corner, who holds you with unconditional positive regard, is non judgmental and is there purely to support you in working towards what you have identified that you most want. A coach encourages you towards taking aligned action, inspires you to think bigger, promotes deeper self reflection into your inner world and subconscious patterning, builds up your confidence, trust and love for yourself, brings fresh perspectives and new ideas to the table and holds you lovingly accountable to the highest version of yourself.

Imagine how it would feel and what you could accomplish by welcoming this level of support into life.

A Coaching Series Can Help You:

✨Gain clarity around what you truly want in your life
✨Gain deeper insight and awareness into how your mindset, self-talk and subconscious patterns are showing up and keeping you stuck
✨Develop sustainable practices to heal and shift core beliefs to become more confident and take forward action in creating the life you desire
✨Connect with your inner child and learn to reparent yourself to bring about deeper understanding, healing, and empowerment
✨Cultivate self-care practices that honour your physical, psychological, emotional, cultural and spiritual health
✨Build a loving, respectful and trusting relationship with yourself where you can truly listen to your intuition and be guided by the wisdom of your body
✨Nourish your dearest relationships by becoming more present, fun, loving and available
✨Welcome in more balance into your life with pleasure, relaxation, fulfilling work and connection
✨Reconnect, reignite and rediscover your passions
✨Exploration into monetising your passions or talents so that you can do even more of what you love
✨Learn how to receive and accept support
✨Be held lovingly accountable for following through on actions to support your growth

What this looks like

Fortnightly zoom or in person sessions with voxer voice and messaging support in between.
Sessions will be used to work on gaining clarity around what you want to cultivate in your life, deeper reflections on patterns that are keeping you stuck and setting intentional actions to create change.

Packages and Pricing

One Off Deep Dive
• 1x2 hour session
• 2 weeks of Voxer support
$400.00 + GST

3 Month Coaching Packages
• 1x90 minute session followed by 5x60 minute sessions
• Voxer support throughout the coaching series
$1,950+ GST ($650 per month)

6 Month Coaching Packages
• 1x90 minute session followed by 11x60 minute sessions
• Voxer support throughout the coaching series
$3,900+ GST ($650 per month)

✨ Payment plans available.

If you’re interested in exploring working together, please email or DM me and we can organize a time for a 15 minute discovery call.

Frequently asked questions

How it all works

Differences between therapy and coaching

While there is a lot of overlap and similarity between the two, there are also some clear and distinct differences. The most obvious being that therapists can work directly to treat mental health conditions or acute psychological distress and coaches cannot. Therapists undergo years of institutionalized training, workplace experience and are accountable to their registration board. Therapists must also maintain clear professional boundaries. These measures are in place to protect clients who may be attending therapy in their most vulnerable state… and…

Therapy can feel limiting or not quite the right fit for some people in it’s focus and formality.

Coaching offers more freedom to bring in different ideas, flexibility in thinking and ways of working. This might include exploring spirituality, our connection with the universe, energetics and manifestation, pleasure and much more. Coaches can also set boundaries as feels appropriate to the relationship and may more freely share ‘how’ they navigated a similar situation or achieved a particular result when this could be supportive to their clients.

There is great freedom in coaching as it is currently an unregulated field, however, the shadow side of this is that people with varying levels of competency are jumping in and offering services without necessarily having the appropriate skill set, experience, accountability or ethical standards to back them. And yet, when done well (and plenty of people are doing this exceptionally well), coaching can be incredibly powerful and support people beyond the realms and confines of mainstream therapy.

Both therapy and coaching can be incredibly healing and transformative. Both can support a client with processing and also forward action and goal acquisition . Both hold unconditional positive regard for their clients and maintain belief around their potential for change, growth and greatness.

Which one is right for me?

If you consider therapy and coaching to be on a spectrum, with therapy more on the processing and healing end and coaching more orientated towards forward action and goal acquisition, this may give you an indication of where you are most needing support.

If you are wanting direct support around mental health difficulties and deep inner work, then therapy is the way to go.

If after reading through this, you still feel unsure which is right for you, please get in touch through email or DM and we can organize a time for a free 15 minute discovery call to discuss which option fits for you.

If you’d like to see more on the differences between therapy and coaching, please see my post- see the link below 👇🏻


Process of getting started

If you’re wanting to explore working together in either a therapy or coaching capacity, you are welcome to get in touch through email or DM to book in a time for a free 15 minute discovery call.

If you’ve already had your call or are just a ‘hell yes’, then I will send you a direct link where you can book in your appointment times.

I will also send you a detailed questionnaire to complete prior to our first session- this helps us
to hit the ground running when we begin working together.

Are sessions available in person or over zoom?

Yes both. Sessions are available via zoom or in person at Beach Road Body and Mind, 7 Beach Road, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 7005.


Payment Plans

Payment plans are available. We can tailor an option to suit your needs.

Medicare Rebate

Yes, I provide Medicare rebates under a Mental Health Care Plan in Australia for therapy only. You can access a Mental Health Care Plan through a referral from your GP or Psychiatrist.