Hi and welcome to Empowered Holistic Counselling and Wellness. My name is Sam Murray and I'm the founder and principal Holistic Counsellor at Empowered.
I established Empowered after my own health took a turn. Have you ever been in that perfect storm of working too long, too hard and living in complete denial that your health is screaming at you to slow down? At the height of my career and in my dream role, yet there I was reaching complete and utter exhaustion, until I finally reached burnout. Hiding it terribly might I add. Trying to do it all, be it all, keep a smile on my face plus trying to manage my Endometriosis, I was finally forced to slow down after my body completely gave way, soon followed by my mental health.
After a destructive cycle of isolating and bingeing too much Netflix, I gathered up the strength to say enough was enough and chose a better life. Finally taking the time and energy to focus on myself, I was assessing what I wanted out of both a career and life in general. What was I good at? What was I passionate about?
Helping people and women's health! I've always been the person who can stay calm in chaos, provide an ear for those that need it most and whilst empathetic, can view situations from all angles and provide a different perspective. Knowing Counselling was where I was headed, I wanted to understand more about the connection between our physical, mental and emotional health - all through the perspective of holistic health - so took the Holistic Counselling path and haven't looked back since.
I am a big believer that we, as a society, are ready to change our perception of seeking support for ill mental health and that going to therapy for your mental health should be as normal as going to the gym for your physical health. Once we remove the stigma and understand that we don't need to wait until a crisis point to seek help, we can truly embrace and restore our quality of life.
A lover of travelling, outdoor walks, Mexican food and tequila; you'll often find me at the beach - my absolute happy place. If you are looking for a counsellor with a friendly and relaxed demeanour and want your sessions to feel more like a coffee catch up with an old friend, reach out for a no obligation chat.
Providing support and education to help create a healthy mind, body and soul. Encouraging you to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
To raise awareness, reduce stigma and build resilience in people with mental health conditions and those of us who just aren't feeling themselves of late.
To be ethical.
To be authentic.
To support you.
To listen to you.
To empower you.