1:1 Support

Perth and Salzburg
Australia and Austria

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Lily Taylor, MA, PhD.

Professional Counsellor


Spiritual development has been an integral part of my life since childhood when I used to visit the local church – a medieval, gothic cathedral in Austria outside of mass times to simply sit and be still. I have vidid memories of experiencing a sense of the peace and the sacredness of the space.

I grew up in a Catholic country where my religious education included both Catholicism at school and Lutheran, protestant ideas at home through my mother and her family. Later as an adult I became interested in other religions and in spirituality in a more general sense involving formal and informal study and learning. I have been practising yoga and Buddhist meditation for the past twenty years.

Whilst my own experiences have mostly been in-line with spiritual emergence rather than spiritual emergency, I have had times when I felt ‘spiritually challenged’. I have however witnessed friends in spiritual crisis who were faced with a lack of understanding by their community and who did not receive the support they would have needed. I have seen firsthand how much suffering can be caused by a misguided response to a person’s developmental, spiritual crisis. I have come to understand that listening with an open mind and not pathologising experiences is a vital ingredient in supporting somebody effectively. I feel confident being with people who are in the process of integrating unusual, spiritual experiences be it through support groups or through 1:1 counselling.

Language Spoken:

English & German

Academic Qualifications

  • Mag. rer. nat. (~MSc) Master of Natural Sciences / Secondary Education from University of Salzburg, Austria
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) from Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • MCouns (Master of Counselling) from University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Australia
  • Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy from IKON Institute, Perth, Australia
  • Executive Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching (University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
  • Postgrad Cert in Project Management in Educational Contexts (Pedagogical Academy, Graz-Eggenberg, Austria)

Other Relevant Training

  • Coach in Adult Education (Communication) (Josef-Krainer-BIldungshaus, Graz, Austria)
  • [Women-Centred Coach (Feminine Power, US) – to be completed this year]
  • FOCCUS Facilitator (Pre Marriage) (CMFS, Australia)
  • Eating Disorder Essentials and Psychological Approaches for Clients with weight Concerns (ACFED, Australia)
  • Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) (NLP Institute, Munich, Germany)
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA, Australia)
  • Suicide Prevention (Mental Health Academy, MHA, Australia)
  • Disaster Mental Health Counselling (Live Specialisation, MHA, Australia)
  • Recognising and responding to domestic and family violence (LIFELINE, Australia)
  • Counselling Supervisor (Australian Counselling Association, ACA)
  • Mindfulness in Therapeutic Practice (MHA)

Offering 1-1 support

1: 1 counselling (online available)
[I am a qualified coach but my training is not registered by International Coach Federation]

Offering support groups

Yes, together with another SEC Coach


A set fee – to be negotiated.

Support group plan...

Dates TBA
1.5 hours sessions
Co-facilitator: Susan Morrison, Iris Whitlock
On location, if possible

“Please contact me via my email if you'd like to connect for a complimentary 15-20-minute phone consultation, to see if we're the right fit!”

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