Welcome to …metaphorically speaking
a waterhole for the well-being of people and planet.


…metaphorically speaking is an initiative of Lucy Van Sambeek, an acredited social worker with over a decade of experience working with Aboriginal people and communities in the Northern Territory.  Lucy offers a unique therapeutic approach to her practice with individuals, groups and organisations, bringing together the best of Western science and knowledge, whilst respecting and engaging with Indigenous perspectives and world views.  Wander over to ‘The Boardwalk’ to read Our Story, and learn about who we are, what we do and how we work.

If you have arrived here because you are burnt out by the stresses of life’s journey, this is a refreshing waterhole of change, healing and growth.  Head to ‘The River Bank’ to access Client Services including Counselling, Nature Therapy Walks, Group Programs and Corporate Well-being services.

If you have arrived here because your passion is social work with Indigenous communities, this is an inspiring waterhole of sharing, learning and development.  Head to ‘The River Mouth’ to access Practitioner Resources, including the Blog, Podcast and Libraries.

Return to the waterhole for refreshment once a month by subscribing to our Newsletter.  Upon sign up, you can download our e-book ‘Nature Therapy – a little guide-ance’ absolutely FREE.   Now that’s refreshing!


What’s Hot?

Forest Bathing.  That’s what.  Check out what the ABC has to say on this nature therapy practice since its arrival Australia.  We have the perfect Spring Offer to get you and your friends on the trail to try it out.  Click on the banner to find out more or contact us to book your private walk.