HOW I WORK

I am a counselling psychologist and use a variety of methods when working with people. These include Gestalt, voice dialogue, body focused therapy and dream work.

 

I work in a holistic manner bringing in cognitive restructuring, emotion focusing, body awareness and soul connection methods.

 

I deal with everyday matters of life including:

  • Anxiety

  • Self-worth

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma and Abuse

  • Relationship issues

  • Life direction and meaning

  • Stress

  • Communication

  • Work related issues

  • Depression

  • Life transitions such as divorce and birth of a child

  • Parenting

  • Self-development

  • Spiritual unfolding

  • Dealing with challenging life events

 

Holistic counselling is not about giving anyone answers; it is about encouraging and inspiring people to connect with their own knowing within. I therefore create a space for clients to be reflective and find their own way.
 

During therapy people can develop new patterns and ways of being, and it is a great investment in your personal, relationship and vocational evolution.


Holistic counselling and therapy are intimate experiences and you need to feel safe and accepted as you work with a practitioner. I have therefore connected with my own inner being and cultivated an equanimous presence. As a result, clients describe me as “supportive and compassionate” with an “unwavering love and care”.
 
A true soul-centered therapy needs to be grounded and free of New Age fluff. So will therefore be clear and firm as necessary and clients appreciate this; they want a therapy that is “strong, truthful and insightful”. Of course, there is still plenty of space for fun and laughter along the way. 

MY BACKGROUND

When I was growing up, as soon as I found out that there was a field of work called psychology, I knew that this was the vocation for me. I have spent my life deepening my training and experience in this field.
 
I have always felt that it was important to tend to the inner life of the human being. We need to manage the practical aspects of life, but if our inner being is not nurtured then we will always feel unrest to some degree.

 

A lack of inner connection affects the quality of life of a community – if we do not connect within ourselves then we are all diminished and will experience symptoms at a societal level, and indeed we are seeing this manifest at present.
 
The focus of my work therefore is to bring individuals and groups back into connection with their inner nature so that they can then contribute to the wellbeing of their community.
 
I completed a Masters degree in counselling psychology and have also studied a huge variety of complementary methodologies and approaches so that I could bring the best to my clients. This study comes together in my work as a holistic counsellor in Melbourne.
 
I also have a breadth of experience, having worked with individuals, couples and groups in both community settings and private practise. I now work as a therapist, supervisor of other therapists, small group facilitator and presenter to larger groups. I have also co-written a Diploma of Counselling course and present this training in Melbourne.

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