Therapy & Healing
What is your approach to therapy?
I use an integrated approach to therapy and healing. This can include psychodynamic, existential, narrative, solution-focused, gestalt, acceptance and commitment therapy, creative therapies, trans-personal psychotherapy and metaphysical healing (and much more).
What are some of the key conditions or reasons that your clients come to see you?
Everyone is unique.
Some clients will come to specifically work on their own growth, for example cultivating healthy spiritual, mental and emotional practices, better interpersonal relationships, and a healthier intra-psychic way of being.
Some clients come to heal past or present pain that can sit anywhere in their mental, physical, emotional or spiritual bodies.
Specific issues can include for example, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, past trauma, grief and loss, spiritual crisis, loneliness, life transitions, affairs, feeling trapped, unresolved issues hanging around, and periods of impasse.
What is your favourite aspect about the work that you do?
While clients may initially engage in therapy for something specific, the process of therapy itself activates a multitude of healings on many levels, which in turn catalyses a deeper understanding of self and soul. All the experiences can lead to an expansion in consciousness.
I enjoy folding in the metaphysical work which includes an ascension process, mediumship, and energy healing on the multidimensional self. Clients who tend towards cosmic and galactic curiosities love this work, and have experienced profound shifts.
What has been your journey into this space - or is this always what you knew you wanted to do?
I’ve been curious about the alchemy of transformation all my life and particularly how people, despite their traumas, difficulties, or backgrounds can successfully heal and grow. Not necessarily in the sense of success in the material world alone, but beyond that and including a deeper sense of a personal peace in the world, that in turn adds peace to the world.
Acquainting ourselves to our inner reality in a deeply personal and private way, fuels our way of being and relating in the wider world. It’s a good practice to continually and actively forge new meaning in our lives, against a backdrop of shifting personal and collective narratives. We are called time and again to return to our divine nature.
What's next for you in terms of future education, training or general life goals?
At the moment I am happily engaged in Private Practice in Paddington, working both therapeutically and metaphysically with clients.
In my personal life, my husband and I are enjoying the delights and demands of a 3 year old and a teenager, so it's very much an active family orbit for us.
Do you undertake teaching or any other activities that support your modalities?
I have been teaching across a number of modalities for nearly a decade at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) and more recently at Western Sydney University (UWS). These include Psychodynamic, Narrative, Creative, Solution-focused, Mindfulness, Person-centered, Transpersonal, Existential, Jungian, and Gestalt, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Grief & Loss, Shadow Self and Cultural Diversity. I am continually learning too, from mentors, supervisors and other healers in the field