Dakini Brooke Williams worked as a Change Management consultant in various corporate business sectors across Australia for many years. In 2012 she was a founding director of the not-for-profit organisation The Vishrant Buddhist Society and became an ordained Minister for the society in 2015.
Her business acumen has supported the society to develop Restful Waters, a public centre for helping people to raise their consciousness. Dakini studied with the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors and completed her Diploma of Counselling. In addition to her professional studies, Dakini has also undertaken 7 years of personal Buddhist psychotherapy training and group work. Dakini is an accredited counsellor who draws on a variety of supportive skill sets including; Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness Training.
Dakini uses a transparent style of counselling and her approach shows the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour. This encourages clients to actively engage in deciding the direction of the work through enquiry and open discussion.
She works collaboratively with clients to assist in clarifying issues, development of skillful means and provides a supportive environment to explore, examine and resolve arising issues being faced in life. Her approach is respectful, insightful and demonstrates genuine care for others.
Dakini is an experienced counsellor who specialises in:
* Relationship Counselling
* Communication Issues and Conflict Resolution
* Grief & Loss Counselling
* Stress and Anger Management
* Anxiety and Depression
* Self Esteem Counselling
* Childhood Trauma Counselling
* Childhood Attachment Disruptions
* Adolescent Counselling
* Post-Traumatic Stress
* Personal Development
* Mindfulness Therapy & Meditation Practice
* Group Counselling Facilitation
* HBDI Practitioner & Group Facilitator
It is with deep reverence that Dakini performs her work, as she understands and appreciates the journey of facing ourselves. Dakini is also an accredited HBDI (Hermann Whole Brain Dominance) Practitioner since 2010. The HBDI is a profiling tool used by individuals, couples and teams to help identify people’s thinking preferences. When we understand how others and ourselves prefer to think we are better equipped to improve our communication, decision-making and problem-solving abilities. In developing an awareness of our various thinking preferences a greater acceptance of others and ourselves begins to emerge and assists in the resolution of conflicts.
The joy of Dakini’s life is helping others; her time and efforts are given to the Vishrant Buddhist Society and other community projects. She also loves to cook, play with the animals, while supporting and loving her family and community members. Heading out into nature is a calling for Dakini, she loves to go walking, hiking and camping, along with going to the movies or theatre events. All of these bring a big smile to her face and heart.