Alchemy - Coaching and Mentoring offers a therapeutic opportunity for connection and guidance.
We all navigate periods of growth and struggle differently and
having someone to be beside you during these times can offer hope, shared wisdom and a foundation from which to thrive.
Driven by the values of Connection, Authenticity, Freedom and Courage. 'Alchemy' offers peer coaching for adults and mentoring for young people that sees us step outside the conventional clinic based settings and into nature. Each offering can be tailored to meet your needs.
At present, services offered through Alchemy are provided
by mentor and coach, Kylie.
Alchemy - What Does It Mean?
Alchemy - Coaching and Mentoring believes in the power of trusting our processes as we grow and change in life. 'Alchemy' believes in the power of Connection. Connection to self, connection in nature and connection to others. It is through this connection that transformation is possible
'Alchemy' is devoted to sharing compassionate and flexible guidance with;
Those who are navigating their own experience of Domestic abuse
Those who are responding to echoes from the past as a result of trauma and or attachment disruption
Young people who are navigating their own journey of belonging
Parents/Carers wanting to strengthen their relationship and attunement with their young person
How It Works
We will respond to arrange an initial phone chat and, pending whether 'Alchemy' is suited to your needs. We will proceed to the next step
Establish session date, time and location
to meet. ('Alchemy' offers flexibly located in person sessions & zoom/phone sessions).
Mentoring for Young People
For too long, the systems designed to support and guide our young people have been inflexible and stifling of the spirit and individuality of each young person. This has seen many young people go unsupported because sessions were often only available in the confines of conventional clinical settings.
The mentoring offered through 'Alchemy' is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the young person and is offered on an outreach basis in the community of choice for the young person. A key pillar of 'Alchemy' is the encouragement of connecting with our natural world. We have access to a wonderland of supports and guides if we just step outside. The flexible nature of being able to take a walk, play a game or even sit together at the beach whilst we work through whatever it is that needs some support and guidance has been, for some, one of the most valued components of the mentoring sessions.
'Alchemy' also has the capacity to provide mentoring appointments indoors at various locations along the North Coast of New South Wales, if this is what is needed. The idea is that the mentoring will follow the needs of the young person each and every time- there is no one size fits all approach with this.
'Alchemy' provides mentoring as a reciprocal relational process where you will be guided and supported to lean into your authentic ways of thinking and being in the world. The aim is to support you to connect with your body so that you can truly gather the wisdom that is already within you!
For Anyone Navigating Domestic Abuse
A Note from Me to You
Written by Kylie
I wanted to share what’s on my heart. As I gave birth to ‘Alchemy’, bringing my offerings out to the world, I am aware that others may be wondering many things about what I offer and what it all means to me and what it could mean for you to have me walk beside you. I will share the piece that is closest to my heart right now and that is the experience of Domestic Abuse, more specifically, intimate partner abuse.
The experience of Domestic and Intimate Partner abuse, can be incredibly messy and leave you feeling without air in your lungs many a moments of the day. It can leave you isolated, frightened and so disconnected from yourself. The experiences ask us to deal with and confront some of the most challenging situations of our lives and can, at times, feel impossible to see how we will get through it. Not only do we navigate the abuse and manipulation from the person hurting us, we also find ourselves having to work extra hard at navigating the relationships with our well intentioned friends, family's and sometimes even our therapists. There is the requests of us to justify why we make the choices we do and why we don’t 'just leave'. All of this, coupled with the abuse and manipulation we are living through, at times, is incessant and you feel a sense of tiredness that even the deepest and longest sleep cannot heal.
Reaching up for support when you are feeling an absence of trust in self and others and at a time where you are raw with vulnerability takes a whole lot of courage and bravery. You know what though? You are brave and you are courageous ALREADY! (Read that bit again).
I am here sharing what I know about you without having met you yet. I know because I’ve been there, more than once. I’ve been the one looking for that right spot where I could find hope and meaningful support.
Whilst no two experiences of Intimate partner or Domestic abuse are the same, I do know what it’s like to second, third and fourth guess yourself. Your every decision, your every move. I get it! I know some of you may be thinking to yourself, 'well how can she help me if she too has fallen prey to these same relationships and dynamics that I am navigating'. Well, I’m here to tell you that I, too am human. One thing I pride myself on now is showing up in all my ‘human ness’ every day. What I’ll add to this is that no one is immune from Intimate Partner or Domestic abuse. It can and does happen to anyone. Often times, to those of us with the biggest hearts, the kindness spirits and the gentlest of souls. All these beautiful qualities can also keep us stuck in situations such as these, particularly in relationships saturated with coercive control behaviours.
I have worked and continue to work incredibly hard on my personal journey and my areas of growth to ensure that I am safe and respected. I also continue to armour myself with knowledge and skills. Some old and some new. To give myself and those I walk beside, the opportunity to create and live the life we deserve.
What remains solid is my commitment to bring safety and love to my world and this includes bringing love towards myself and my ‘parts’ that have made choices which have kept me stuck in situations that have jeopardised my wellbeing. I look to these parts and these choices with love and offer tenderness as I grow my understanding of why and how I ended up where I did.
I know what it’s like to feel the wisdom we each have within ourselves. To feel it there poking at our consciousness, begging us to notice it, to use it, to get out and stay out! Yet we push it down because our brain can’t make sense of how we could possibly have chosen to be with and love someone who causes us such immense pain (this my friend is also known as cognitive dissonance- something we can talk more on if you feel called to).
In my life experiences thus far, both professionally and personally, I have had the privilege of getting to know some of the most courageous and wise people who inspire me every day with the strength, creativity and brave way in which they navigate their struggles, sometimes time and time again. The growth that can flow from having someone truly ‘being with’ you in your struggle is indescribable and when you are ready, I hope you feel this too. X
For now, hand on my heart and smile on my face I say, ‘Be gentle my friend. Be gentle with yourself as you reach up and let someone walk with you. I have no expectations on what you 'should' or 'shouldn't do. I simply want to meet you where you are at if this is something you feel you need. I want for you to really feel that you are not alone. Your safety, in all its forms, is paramount and I trust you know what you need to do to be safe. We can take it one moment at a time and make decisions about what you need and what you want as and when you are ready.
Talking through your options can often be one of the easiest ways of finding out whether you are in the right spot. Feel welcome to call or text on 0419 657 292.
You can also reach out via our email address at email@example.com