Introducing Long and Short-Term Counselling

Hello! My name is Rhonda Gibson Long, and I am a Clinical GANZ and PACFA registered gestalt trained psychotherapist. I work with individuals and couples providing long and short-term counselling and psychotherapy. I have completed a postgraduate Masters of Gestalt Psychotherapy and have had more than 28 years’ experience of working with clients.

In Good Hands

I taught Gestalt psychotherapy for over 15 years in Sydney Gestalt Institute as well as other psychotherapy training centres in Australia. As a result of my experiences in training and in private practice I have developed an effective, relationally based method of supporting clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship and life crises.

Anahata Retreats
Anahata Retreats


Anahata Retreats


Anahata Retreats


Stunning Location

My private psychotherapy practice is based in an office in my home (Anahata Waters) near Mullumbimby. See under “Counselling” for more information about how I work.

Anahata Retreats

Why Anahata?

Anahata is the Sanskrit name for the heart chakra. It is associated with balance, calmness and serenity.

On the psychic level this centre of force inspires human beings to be calm, to love, to be compassionate with self and others, to be expansive, realise and integrate and accept things that happen in a compassionate way.

The Meaning Of Our Name

We named our retreat place Anahata Waters: a meeting of hearts at the water.

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Relational Spirituality

Meeting the God within within through I-Thou Connection

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Soul Food

In our centre beyond the emotional ups and downs there is space with love and no sound. Experiencing that is food for our souls.

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Healing Through Meeting

Hurt happens in relationship. You need to be seen and supported to heal in relationship with another.

Our Blog

The Healing Power of Disappointment

Disappointment is the hardest emotion to deal with in a relationship. It’s easier to get angry than to feel disappointed. …

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Mindfulness, Trauma and Compassion

Let’s look at mindfulness and how it can be applied in therapy. Some of the inner states we experience are: …

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Couple Love or Kid Love

I wonder whether you realize this simple but powerful fact – that your survival literally depends on the healing power …

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Happy Steps

GRATITUDE. Write down five things each day that you are grateful for. Be as specific and as descriptive as you …

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Anahata Retreats

You can find more about me and services I provide on this website, however if you have further questions please contact me by email: or call me on 02 6684 0095.

Get In Touch

From time to time people may experience financial stress. If this applies to you, please let me know.

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