Shelley Downs

Professional Hypnotherapist + NLP Practitioner + Life Coach

NDIS Support Coordinator Psychosocial Recovery Coaching


Hi 🙋‍♀️Shell here! What can I tell you?

Well, I’d describe myself as a very down to earth person.

What you see 👀 is what you get!

I come from a debilitating lived experience of depression/anxiety and even though I’m thriving, I’m human so I’ve reserved the right to be imperfect and to be a work in progress.😉

I struggled💪for years and tried😩 every avenue to get out of depression!

I did everything I was told by psychologists 🥼 and psychiatrists. 

Every program, therapy, medication, 💊books 📚and courses ect.

You name it! I did it, and 🤷‍♀️ nothing worked until…

I came across a coach 🏃‍♀️who taught me about neuroscience 🌌 how to use my brain🧠 effectively and how to rewire it. 

🙋‍♀️What you should know about me is that I am definitely NOT your typical Recovery worker (Support Coordinator) and hey🤷‍♀️ I’m not everybody’s cup of tea  🫖🍵either.

I’m and an advocate ☮️for human rights.

I am a Mum of 2 amazing teenagers who identify under the🏳️‍🌈  LGBTQAI+ umbrella.

My family is a rainbow🌈one and I practice inclusion.

Personally I dislike labels🏷️ even though I definitely have ADHD traits, I choose to never limit myself by the label. If you find your diagnosis a strength💪 I have no issue with that.

I never judge anyone’s behaviour as I understand that underlying it always exists a positive 🥰 intention. 

Issues such as 😥depression/anxiety, self sabotage, procrastination and self harm, even drug addiction they all hold the positive😊 intention of keeping us safe and ensuring our survival. 

What I won’t do⚠️is tell you  what to do! And not just because I hate being told what to do.

It’s because I know 😊you already have the answer to the issue you seek 🎁to resolve.

You just don’t know it, yet!😊

So, I will guide ➡️ you to that internal answer.

Most people just need support🤗 understanding, a plan ✍️with accountability and a few new tools 🛠️for the tool box 🧰,

That’s me in a nutshell🥜 and if your ready to work with me please feel free to give me a call📱text or email 📩.

I offer 👇NDIS participants Psychosocial Recovery coaching /Support coordination. 

P.S. Even though I am a trained hypnotist.

Hypnotherapy is sadly not covered by the NDIS.

Rates $ Are set by the NDIS and are currently priced at approximately $87 per hour.  

👩 Who I Work With

If your an NDIS participant have Psychosocial disability (mental health diagnosis) or the parent/carer supporting someone, then I can work with you.  

Whatever your goal is I can help participants in or with:

Whatever your dream is, I encourage you and support you 100%.

How my Recovery Coaching works

My goal is to understand you, your goals and your motivations. My recovery coaching process is centred on your specific needs through a simple, yet effective 6-step process:

It’s important to remember you are the expert on your mental health. You are in control and hold the knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. It’s different for everyone – some people find that having cooked meals, supported social community participation or exercise is the key to recovery for them. 

Book a 15-minute discovery call with Shelley either over the phone or via Zoom. Our first chat is completely no obligation, so you can decide if I am the right fit for you.

How Can Recovery Coaching Help You

How Can Recovery Coaching Help You?

Recovery means helping you build a purposeful life, which is why I will always work with you to create your own path.

Recovery coaching wasn’t available when I was going through my own lived experience of anxiety and depression. If it had been, I’d have jumped at the chance because I could have cut years off my own personal suffering.

Everything I know and teach now, I have personally tested. My therapy is authentic because I take the best out of many disciplines including peer coaching, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness . I ca teach you how to live the life you truly desire!

I want to be there when you realise you can grab control of your life once again. 

Online Via Zoom and In-Person Sessions

Online Via Zoom and In-Person Sessions

My services are completely tailor-made to your specific needs, so you can choose any session you prefer. If you want to visit me in person, I will organise a date and time that suits you best. If you prefer Zoom or a combination of online and or in person sessions. I am more than happy to work around your needs, which has been an effective strategy for many of my clients who are based throughout Queensland.

Recovery isn’t always a straight line, sometimes, there are twists and turns. And yet wherever you are, I’ll meet you there! It’s all about meeting you where you are in your journey.