How bibliotherapy can help you
Understand yourself and feel more connected to life with international bibliotherapist, Sonya Tsakalakis.
Good books make you reread them. Great books make you re-examine your soul. From Bronte to McEwan, Greene to Atwood, Dickens to Winton, quality creative literature has the power to heal, nourish, elevate and transform.
Bibliotherapy uses literature to guide you through life's challenges and hurdles, including:
Struggling with loneliness and anxiety
Finding the complex landscape of relationships difficult to navigate
Sensing that you need more adventure and wonderment in your life
Feeling disconnected from the world around you
Looking to discover a new author to beguile and enchant you
Seeking to develop an ardour of literature
Bibliotherapy can also help you discover and contemplate how great writers and thinkers grappled with life's existential questions. Find out more.
"I love listening to Sonya's reading....especially the poetry. It's balsam to our souls. She brings Spring to our place. I wish she could come every day..." - Alfred, Victoria Gardens Aged Care
I'm a practicing bibliotherapist based in Melbourne. I've worked as both a counsellor and community educator, and have experience working in shared values projects using literature at the forefront, with organisations as diverse as MIND Australia, cohealth, Brimbank Readers and Writers Festival and University of Melbourne (Faculty of Medicine). I am also a resident bibliotherapist for The School of Life in Melbourne where I consult with local, interstate and international clients.
My therapeutic background, coupled with my relentless, lifelong passion for literature, equips me to give you a literary hand on life's journey. Get in touch.