Ralph Holwerda

Registered Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, PACFA Reg. Clinical

M Counselling, Dip Com Serv & Welfare

Ralph has been providing counselling since 2003, in grief and loss, trauma, relationships, DV and addictions. Ralph has experience working with complexity, helping clients in their stuck-ness. He focusses on providing a safe space, where clients can explore and find their full potential and hope. Ralph also enjoys providing supervision and group work.

$130-150 per session

Areas of Counselling Practice

Mental Health, Trauma and Abuse

  • Addictions including alcohol and other drugs, gambling, porn and sexual-related addiction
  • Anxiety including OCD, panic attacks and stress management
  • Domestic violence
  • Depression
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse – past or present
  • Rape & adult sexual assault
  • Trauma, past and present, including PTSD – EMDR (eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing)

Couples Counselling

  • Affairs – working through the discovery and rebuilding trust
  • Career counselling
  • Communication issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Complex, traumatic or unresolved past issues
  • Different expectations – personal, family and cultural
  • Domestic violence couples
  • Losing love and connection
  • Pre-marital preparation and counselling (Prepare-Enrich)
  • Parenting and stepfamilies issues
  • Same-sex counselling
  • Separation and divorce counselling
  • Sexual problems

Adolescent and Family Counselling

  • Behavioural challenges for adolescents
  • Parental stress
  • Step-family issues


  • Anger management
  • Assertiveness and boundary setting
  • Coping with emotions
  • Communication
  • Counselling for pastors and ministry leaders
  • Grief and loss
  • Life coaching
  • Life and work transitions
  • Men’s issues
  • Migration issues
  • Missionary debriefing and assessment
  • Relationship issues including same-sex attraction
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality (Christian perspective)
  • Student issues
  • Transcultural issues, including Aboriginal
  • Workplace-related issues


  • Clinical supervision for student and professional counsellors
  • Ministry supervision and mentoring for pastors and Christian leaders

How I Approach Counselling and Psychotherapy

I like living life abundantly and I desire the same for you. I know from experience that sometimes people can get awfully stuck, but that often with the help of others they can find new ways out.

Professional Memberships

  • Clinical Registration with ARCAP, PACFA, CAPA
  • Clinical Supervisor

Professional Background

For further details about me, please visit my website at Talk It Over Counselling and Psychotherapy.


My fee for individual counselling is $130-$150 per 1 hour session. A $20 discount applies for sessions starting between 1 and 4pm.

If you are having are financial difficulties, concessions may be available.

Internet payments to BSB: 302 100 – Acct No: 1038046

Ring us and we will offer you a choice of counsellors or psychologists qualified and experienced for your situation.

Registered Counsellor Bodies

Registered Pychologist Bodies

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