Building People, Not Houses: The Story of Travis and The Catharsis Society 

The Catharsis Society was born from a simple yet profound  motto: "You repeat what you do not repair."

From Carpenter to Counsellor: Travis’s Journey 

Nestled on the shores of Jervis Bay, just south of Sydney, Travis’s story begins. A carpenter by trade, his hands were skilled at shaping wood, but his heart was set on sculpting the human spirit.  Married with three children, Travis knew the intricate dance of being a father and husband in today’s fast-paced world. In 2016, he hung up his nail bag for the last time, trading in his tools for textbooks as he embarked on a journey to earn his Bachelor’s in Counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP). 

The Inception of The Catharsis Society:

After graduation, Travis’s path led him to Odyssey House, a Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation facility where he honed his skills and empathy. In 2020, amidst a world in turmoil, he saw an opportunity to deepen his impact and opened a private counseling practice in  Nowra. The Catharsis Society was born from a simple yet profound  motto: “You repeat what you do not repair.” Travis’s role as a  Psychotherapist isn’t just about revisiting the past; it’s about understanding how it shapes our present responses, setting the stage for healing and growth. 

A Unique Approach to Healing: 

The Catharsis Society stands out in the sea of counseling services with its unique offering: 90-minute sessions that provide clients the space to delve deeper into their psyche, far beyond the conventional 50-minute hour. Also, This extended time reflects the  Society’s commitment to thorough, unrushed healing.

Triumphs Amidst Trials:

The journey hasn’t been without its challenges, but The Catharsis  Society has emerged as a beacon of excellence. In 2023, it was a  finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Furthermore, it has consistently been recognized as a top counseling service in  Nowra, winning the “Best Three” category for three consecutive years and the “Quality Business Awards” for the best hypnotherapy service. 

The Customer Experience:

With a flawless 5/5 rating on Google, customer testimonials speak volumes of the trust and connection Travis fosters. Also, this trust is the cornerstone of The Catharsis Society, which has expanded to include Hypnotherapy, Process Work, Group work, and a second Counselling Therapist, Austin Stewart. Travis’s influence extends beyond the therapy room as he serves on the board of directors for the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association. 

Supporting Excellence Of Catharsis Society:

The Society’s reach has touched the lives of many, including international athletes like Oliver Enkamp, a Swedish former UFC  and current Bellator MMA Champion. This support of excellence in various fields is a testament to the Society’s commitment to fostering potential wherever it may lie. 

A Vision for the Future:

Looking ahead, The Catharsis Society aspires to leave an international imprint on the field of therapy. With plans to offer training for new therapists and delve into the realms of neuroscience, the Society is poised to enhance its services and influence. 

Words of Wisdom:

Travis’s advice to aspiring entrepreneurs has grounded in realism and passion: success is a product of staying authentically yourself, hard work, and delayed gratification. The journey is long, and self-motivation is key. But perhaps most importantly, it’s the support of  those around you that propels you forward. “At the end of the day,”  Travis says, “you cannot do it alone.” 

The Catharsis Society, under Travis’s guidance, continues to build people, offering a sanctuary for repair, understanding, and growth.  It’s a place where the past is acknowledged, the present is embraced, and the future is bright with possibility.

Contact Details:

Address: The Catharsis Society, Suite 7/85 Worrigee Street Nowra, 2541

Phone: (02) 4210-9086


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