Stepping into the New Year brings a possibility of BEING in a new way. My intention this year is to really embrace this to move closer to living the life I envision. So thought I’d share some insights of what this means and invite YOU to begin a journey of being instead of constant doing. We […]Read More
My wish for each and every client is that we work together to seek innovative ways for you to find the transformation you desire.
Moira Burmeister is a holistic life coach and counsellor offering individual or small group sessions in or out of nature.
My life’s journey has weaved a tapestry around two main threads, that of working as a healer and that of being closely connected to nature.
My career started in the nursing profession later specialising in occupational health. Setting up and managing clinics in various industries – food, clothing, textile and insurance; at the same time, completing a post graduate nursing degree (BA Cur) UNISA SA. It was during this period that I realized that working mainly on the physical well-being of individuals had its’ limitations. This started a quest to find a more holistic method of assisting individuals to optimise their well-being.
In 1997, while taking a break to nuture my two children, I launched a garden design and landscaping business. This business not only enhanced my love of nature, it opened doors to my creativity and the possibility to upskill unemployed individuals. Whilst this business was highly successful, the calling to be connected to the healing profession steered me in new directions.
The quest to find holistic ways to improve individuals’ well-being led to becoming a psychophonetics practitioner. This modality is a three year post graduate diploma which includes life coaching, counselling and leadership development whilst embodying the mind, body and spirit connection. This was followed by a BA Honours degree in Psychology – UNISA (SA).
I have extensive experience in counselling and coaching in numerous environments: caregivers in hospitals, NGOs, those serving HIV positive clients and AIDS orphans in NGOs, EAP government departments, dealing with conflict in the workplace in corporate environments and working in nature. In addition, I have worked with many individuals from all walks in life both in and out of nature.
I currently run a private practice as well as serving as volunteer counsellor at the trauma unit at Rondebosch Police Station. My passion is to work with individuals to enhance their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
AFFILIATIONS: COMENSA WRBUR -4168, Council of Counsellors. Reg No:CO 0989 | IAPP International Association of Psychophonetics Practitioners | South African Nursing Council | SASHON SA Society of Occupational Health Nursing Practitioners | Trustee of INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION TRUST.
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Working with Moira was a gift to my life that came about through an unexpected traumatic event that occurred. I truly believe our paths cross with people for a reason...
I will definitely take what I learnt today into my daily life but also into my practice as a counsellor. Thank you for the relaxing experience.
Thank you again for a lovely experience at Arderne Gardens, we all enjoyed it very much, and some quiet and reflective time is so good for us.
The walk on Saturday was absolutely amazing! You opened up my mind, my heart and my understanding. Thank you so much.
From my Blog
How many times have you decided to be more positive in your life and after a while given up as it seems incredibly difficult? What does it mean to be positive? Positivity has been defined as “being optimistic in nature“. This gives us a fair idea that there is MORE to being positive than […]Read More
Autumn is regarded as a season of letting go. As one connects to the trees at this time we see them effortlessly losing their leaves trusting that in spring new ones will form. Why then as humans do we constantly hold on to things that don’t serve us, such as relationships, work, patterns of behaviour, […]Read More
Stop………. Pause for a moment……… Take a deep breath and exhale………… Now imagine a rose bud in front of you, notice it’s size, shape and how the buds are tightly bound in a circular manner, take your attention to the base of the bud, it’s colour and how it supports the bud. Now imagine the […]Read More
2017 is well on its way and I hope it is moving in the direction that you want it to. Did you set some New Year Resolutions, how are they panning out? Forgotten about them? Same thing happened as last year? …You feel like you have failed again?! Perhaps doing this another way could be […]Read More
Connecting to nature on my glorious holiday brought some inspiration for 2017. To celebrate the start of the year, my new website and my resolution to start blogging I thought I’d share some of my insights with you. Being Present… I had a lot of time just sitting and watching the sea and the birds, […]Read More
WHY COACHING IN NATURE?
Being in Nature… is relaxing, calming, harmonising and restorative. This helps you to reconnect to yourself and ultimately to others. The metaphors in nature help the coaching process as they broaden your vision to ‘see’ a different perspective providing a possibility to make new choices, to shift and transform. Research indicates nature improves your health and wellbeing. There is the added bonus of gifts that nature provides along the way, which lift your spirit! These extra dimensions make Coaching in Nature the unique experience it is, I invite you to try it for yourself……… ‘In every walk with nature one receives more than one seeks.’ John Muir