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Psychological Therapy & Consultation

I draw on several evidenced-based therapeutic approaches and work with adult clients to find the approach that best fits the problem, the person, and the situation.  I also provide consultation to therapists training in sensorimotor psychotherapy.

In addition to providing psychological services to privately funded clients, I also provide psychological services funded through Medicare, Victims Services NSW, Work Cover, Open Arms, and The Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

As an advanced certified practitioner in sensorimotor psychotherapy, I incorporate the wisdom of the body as integral and key in the work of healing from attachment and psychological trauma. When we work exclusively with cognition and conscious narratives, we access only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the inherent wisdom available to us. The body is the source of what is unconsciously known and held onto, and it is through mindful connection to the body that deep healing and change is possible.

Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy developed as an extension of cognitive behavioural therapy and acknowledges the complexity of human experience and the importance of childhood influences and conditioning on how we cope and function as adults. In essence, it considers that we still have child states of consciousness that show up in adult patterns of thought, emotion, and behavioural reaction and adaptation. Schema therapy provides deep and broad skills and strategies to grow the internal connections and relationships between our adult and child states of consciousness. In this way we can bring awareness and compassionate understanding to self-limiting beliefs and self-limiting coping strategies that keep us stuck and cause suffering in adulthood.

Compassionate Inquiry

Compassionate Inquiry, based on the work of Dr Gabor Maté, is an approach to working with the living legacy of attachment trauma. Inherent to this approach is the premise that all humans experience attachment trauma to some extent, and trauma is experienced individually, collectively, systemically, and across generations. True healing can happen when we feel safe enough to connect with the reality of our present moment self, no matter how painful. It is only when compassion is present that we can connect to our vulnerability and authenticity and come to know the truth of who we truly are.