About Idalina (Idi) Pimenta
Heart Matters is a heart centred counselling practice offering professional counselling, psychotherapy and focused psychological services north of the river in Western Australia. We provide a welcoming, respectful and supportive environment where individuals can resolve their difficulties. At Heart Matters our therapeutic approaches emphasise the importance of the relationship between therapist and client, as the basis of a positive and satisfying outcome for our clients by combining the latest developments in relational, body-oriented and brain-based approaches to personal growth, recovery and change.
Heart Matters uses an overall approach to therapy that is both trauma-informed and grounded in the neurobiology of emotional attachment patterns and interpersonal relationships. It is our heart’s intention to provide a contemporary model of counselling service and a new paradigm for healing trauma. We specialise in assisting people with trauma, emotional distress and life transition issues to move out of pain, and return to a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness.
Idi is a Clinical Social Worker and currently shares her time between private practice and working as a senior counsellor, clinical supervisor and educator at a sexual assault crisis centre in Perth. Since the late 1990′s Idi has worked on the frontline in public agencies providing counselling and treatment intervention for addictions, domestic violence and sexual assault – both group work and individual therapy. Idi was an in-house clinical supervisor for social workers and psychologists in clinical practice and although she went on to work in clinical management, her inner calling is and has always been to be involved therapeutically with people. Idi’s passion, skill and who she is, is best suited to connecting with the human spirit through the service of counselling and therapy. It is here that Idi comes alive and facilitates the best outcomes. At Heart Matters we are committed to practising within a holistic understanding of people that takes the whole self into consideration – body, mind, emotions, relationships, spirit and greater historical/cultural context.
We feel deeply honoured to make the journey inward with you.
- Victims of Sexual Abuse
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- Grief and Loss
- Prenatal/Birth Trauma
- Adults abused as children
- Complex PTSD
- Developmental Trauma
SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Bachelor Social Work, Graduate Diploma Counselling (Human Services), Master Human Services Counselling, Advanced Diploma Business Management, Somatic Experiencing Certificate, EMDR
Medicare Rebates available