Sometimes our belongings can overtake our homes and end up as clutter or hoarding. Knowing what to do with them can be difficult and overwhelming. You may want to live with less, have tried to let go, but get stuck. Or you may have pressure from housing services, family or others to reduce the amount of possessions in your home.
I help with the ‘head’ stuff (the psychological difficulties) and the practical – reducing the acquring, organising, sorting and discarding!
We start with the ‘how’, how did the problem arise? When did it start? What have you tried already? What worked, what didn’t?
I’m interested in you, the items are just a symptom of your attachment and anxiety about letting go, or anxiety about missing out. Understanding all of the above usually takes a few sessions, and after making sure your home is safe (https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/fire-risks-of-hoarding) we’ll get started. Getting started means planning where to start and how.
We’ll reduce your acquiring, and create a plan to increase your sorting, organising and discarding. And we’ll practice this together.
Here’s an information flyer if you have an ndis plan for participants.
Often, one of the hardest steps is acknowledging that there is a problem. I have been into hundreds of cluttered and hoarded homes, so it’s likely yours isn’t going to surprise me!
I also work with families and friends and children affected by clutter or hoarding
Got a question?
042 777 0510