The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us, and left many struggling to cope. 

There are many helpful strategies that can help us cope with stress, anxiety or distress. 

Alleviate has partnered with Joan Koskela from Living Wisdom to provide subsidised counselling sessions. 

Counselling sessions are offered via phone, Viber, Zoom, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

Following each session, Joan will provide you with personal confidential coaching notes to meditate on.

You may be eligible for up to a 50% subsidy

for a one hour session if you meet the following criteria:

# Genuine financial difficulty

# A referral from your medical practitioner

*  Please note that all applications are subject to approval from the Alleviate commitee

Joan Koskela of Living Wisdom can help you with:

  • Low self-esteem or feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, fear, phobias
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship mending and repair
  • Marriage problems
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Parenting skills
  • Love and intimacy
  • Divorce recovery and aftermath
  • Separation or pre-divorce problems

If you’ve been affected by the pandemic and could benefit from counselling support please complete the contact form below:

*Please email the referral to

“I began a group of sessions with Joan after I had experienced the loss of a loved one.  Before the sessions, I was so despondent and depressed like I was in a deep hole and I just couldn’t get out.  Joan gently helped me through that season and gave me helpful coaching steps towards recovery.  I’m so thankful for her support during my journey.”

From Grieving to Acceptance