Hollie Bakerboljkovac is a Counsellor and Coach living in Braidwood, NSW.

In 2021, the Braidwood Holistic Therapies brand merged with Hollie’s extended framework, the Institute for Self Crafting.

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Counselling & Coaching

Hollie Bakerboljkovac sees people locally and online.

The services previously available at Braidwood Holistic Therapies are available here.

Hollie is a PACFA registered counsellor and a movement coach, with a specialty in wellness education. She works with people struggling with anxiety, chronic pain, trauma and life’s transitions.

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Braidwood Holistic Therapies is here

If you were looking for Braidwood Holistic Therapies, you’ve come to the right place – it’s just called Institute for Self Crafting now 🙂

Sessions with Hollie help you to overcome the patterns in your life that limit you from being all you can be.

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How do I work with Hollie?

I offer an irresistible Session Program that includes a free 15 minute consult, a free one-hour session with an 8-session follow-up program which includes anxiety counselling, wellness coaching, and sacred space making. People also receive a Lunation Annual Planner and delicious raw chocolate! Check out the Sessions Program page for all the info. I also offer Vision Check-ins for people working with the Lunation Annual Planner. AND, there are a few Online Courses here for people who want to go deep with your Sacred Productivity.


What are your fees?

People working with me start on a 10-week-10-session program, charged at $135 per session. Thereafter, sessions are $110. I offer 2 free sessions in the beginning for us both to decide whether we will suit each other.


Where is the clinic?

Face-to-face sessions are held in either a private and confidential counselling room in Braidwood, or in the case of ecotherapy, an outdoor location in the hills of Mongarlowe. The address is sent to you after you’ve made your appointment.

I’m also available online, and approximately half of my people-load is seen online.


I don’t live in Braidwood or Canberra, can I still work with Hollie?

Sessions are available online or face to face.


How do I know if we will be a good fit?

I offer a Try Me session; for a free 15 minute chat over the phone or Zoom and find out whether I can get you the results you’re looking for. Then, when you’re thinking about committing to the Session Program, you can have another longer free session before you make a commitment. There’s no hidden costs or surprise deals at the last minute.


What sort of issues will Hollie work with?

In a society with an already overburdened medical system, I work with the whole person, not merely the symptoms to maintain health rather than just treat diseases.

I work 100% holistically, and do not follow a medical model. Holistic means focusing on the whole Self (physical, mental, emotional, environmental, spiritual) rather than focusing on symptoms. Counsellors do not diagnose. Complaint and disease-centered medicine has value, and the research does lead to benefit for people who have developed acute illness. In chronic conditions (Acute illnesses generally develop suddenly and last a short time, often only a few days or weeks. Chronic conditions develop slowly and may worsen over an extended period of time—months to years) focus on disease can distract from the whole person / whole health and wellness enhancement approach.

Wellness is aimed at maintaining health over the long term; for improvement of the life of the person, not to cure any condition or disease. Working holistically means I don’t “treat” any diagnosed or named disease. I use Self Crafted Wellness protocols to work with the whole person (including the mind, physical body, the emotions and individual habits).

“Health is not merely a passive state of freedom from disease, but an active condition of being, of growth, of development, of evolution.” ~ John Thie


What does working with Hollie look like?

To help clients understand what an holistic framework might look like, these case studies, originally put together for my locally branded practice Braidwood Holistic Therapies, are based on real life client sessions.

All names and identifying information have been removed to protect clients.


Do you see children?

Selectively. Please make contact to discuss your / your child’s needs.


Can I use you for my GP Mental Health Plan?

Counsellors are not currently able to service GP Mental health Plans. If you are a student, pensioner or in a position where you cannot afford the cost of the Session Program, I may be able to provide a discount. Mention it in your Try Me Session.


Are your a Private Health Provider?

If you have Silver cover or above, you will be able to claim Medibank, and may have to lodge in person. Please let me know when I’m preparing your invoice.


Do you do NDIS?

It is not viable for me to go through the process of registration with the NDIS scheme. If you have self-managed NDIS, let’s talk about what I can offer. Book a Free 15minute Phone Consultation to discuss. HERE>>>