BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELLING, EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY
MASTER OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY (UNDERGOING)
INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED MEDITATION FACILITATOR, THE GOLDEN SPACE
BOILERMAKER / CODED WELDER
LEVEL 1, EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING)
HYPNOSIS, LIFE REGRESSION THERAPY
THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS THROUGH ART THERAPY
CO-OWNER AT 'KMD BOOKS' PUBLISHING HOUSE
CO-AUTHOR OF 'FIFO WIVES TALES' BY YASMIN WALTER (WIFE)
FATHER AND HUSBAND
All your answers lie in unchartered waters. Through philosophy, psychology, existentialism, archetypal stories, wisdom, and humour, I aim to bring people out of psychological darkness, develop a sense of purpose, develop more responsibility, and lead individuals to a better mode of being. I am purposefully driven to help others gain control of their immediate environment, thoughts, and actions.
I listen, consult, give perspective, create understanding, transform, build strength, or advise where necessary. I aim to speak to the part of the core of the individual – before the interference of the social, objective, religious, or moral lenses.
You don't need to find motivation once you have found meaning.
- Boris Walter
Boris pictured with Dr Jordan B. Peterson (Clinical Psych and Author of "12 Rules for Life").
I am a child from a broken home with a gift and a burden. I cannot turn off a voice that is in hyper-analysis of deeper layers of social interaction. It allows me to learn about human nature and social dynamics but, it can become chaos if not tended to with a calm state of being.
At school, I was the cool kid, socially adept and fit in almost everywhere I went. I liked to fight. I found myself around tough, threatening people fighting for social dominance. I was a formidable social character. Although, hitting the pillow at night with just my thoughts was where the internal dialogue was painful. I didn’t like the person I was and found it tiresome to upkeep my persona. I knew there was a better way to be, I just didn’t know how it looked. It wasn’t until I saw myself and affiliates do things that I believed to be unforgivingly reprehensible, that I knew if I went any further, would lead to the destruction of myself or others around me.
During emerging adulthood, I voluntarily put myself in a position to get my ego checked and to feel deep, uncontrolled exposure to social fear for the purpose of further knowing myself. I read books on emotion, ego, philosophy, psychology, youth, parenting, human nature, social behaviour, transactional analysis, leadership, and power. The exposure is absolute and definitive – no turning back. It is like being thrown in the middle of the ocean with no floatation device where I must accept the course and my fate ahead rather than questioning how I got there. This is key, because through this process I transitioned from ‘wondering’ who I am and where I need to be, to ‘knowing’ who I am and where I need to be.
While the self-discovery was in play, I met the best woman and married her. I studied kung fu and qigong for 5 years until I broke my lower spine in a motorcycle accident. I worked FIFO – mining, and offshore oil and gas, where old and young, superior and inferior in status, constantly confided in me to seek answers on relationship dynamics, death of loved ones, depression, and lack of individual purpose. Everywhere I went, people found me to overcome ‘stuckness.’ Through my self-discovery and reading, I was able to say something meaningful, or simply listen attentively with maturity. Eventually, I listened to the calling and began studying psychology and counselling as a mature age student with children while juggling a 3/3 FIFO roster in construction.
I found myself with an effortless gift to see through the disguise of personas, speak to the inner child we all shield so diligently, and give perspective with empathy while remaining composed and emotionally stable to which grown men, tough, and twice my age found stable enough to be honest and vulnerable… My calling is to speak to people and be with people therapeutically.
How I am different:
I offer up to 3-hour sessions - based on evidence of relational depth
I don't assume science has figured out the full nature of human potential
I take spiritual, metaphysical, and supernatural occurrences seriously, assuming a quantum field yet to be measured
I believe the client has most of the answers they seek. I help find what is blocking them from knowing.
I tend not to act out any unnecessary euphemisms, political correctness, or niceties if it impedes your progression (as commonly expected in counselling). This is too confronting for some. I have found a mode of delivering information that is respectful, effective, long lasting and in accordance with psychological literature as being the optimal approach to counselling; working at relational depth, being direct and forward (Norcross, 2001).
I use theories beyond psychological literature and universities capacity, which is why I find it difficult to classify myself in a specific class of mental health professions. My therapeutic approach and mode of conversation operationalised based on an eclectic approach consisting of research in human nature and mindful experience. The model is still undisclosed as there is no protection on the intellectual property as yet. However, in liaising with me, you will experience it. It will be brand new, expository, meaningful and will speak directly to a part of you that lies deepest.
...It speaks to the inner child, the ‘self’, the part where human consciousness emerges.
What I am NOT:
I am not a psychologist by The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) standard.
I do not diagnose or conduct psychometric testing according to the DSM-5.
I do not operate as most counsellors, psychotherapists or psychologists commonly would