Perhaps you're feeling down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery.
Therapy can help you handle emotions from problems or stressors, even if they aren't dramatically life-altering or traumatic. And if you have experienced a deeply traumatic or life altering experience then I believe therapy is a life changing necessity.
Psychotherapy is an effective form of therapy for a wide range of people because it works with the person where they are in their particular circumstance, it offers a safe and professional space for the individual or couple to explore what is happening for them on a conscious or sometimes deeply unconscious level.
The therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance for the
therapy to have a successful outcome and for that reason I am happy to have an informal chat on the phone or answer any questions you may have.
Please feel free to call me or to contact me via email. Just press the contact button in the menu bar. I look forward to talking with you.
"To thine Own Self Be True"
I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching to individuals, couples and special groups ie (families, groups, children/adolescents) using a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches for dealing with emotional, relationship and psychological difficulties.
Strongly committed to the profession and my work with clients, I am passionate about the transformative power of therapeutic relationships - something I have witnessed many times in my work and something I know from my own therapeutic experience.
I am bound by PACFA codes of ethics.
I am in regular clinical supervision, a learning environment all therapists need to participate in to ensure their clients are cared for in the safest, most professional and effective manner.
I have been in my own weekly therapy for over 9 years, I believe its vital for me to do my own work if I am to ask the same of others.
I Started as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, I worked for over 10 years in this industry and connected very strongly to my clients outcomes and progressions. Over time I realised I was often counselling or coaching my clients and this led me to my studies in Neuro-Linguistic Programming where I completed my Masters Level of training. I also completed my Meta-Coaching Level 2 qualifications.
From here I realised my passion was in Psychotherapy and so I went back to university to complete my Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I then worked as a trauma therapist also working with groups using drama as a healing therapy for trauma.
I currently run my own private clinic in the lower north shore.
Cert IV of Fitness and Nutrition
Bachelor of English
Masters in NLP
Meta -Coaching Certification Level 1 & 2
Masters of Psychotherapy & Counselling
I am also professionally trained in acting and performance (NIDA) and I am a writer and so I often use creative ways of looking at therapy with adults and children.
I work with both adults and children in therapy. I have worked with many different life problems so whether you may be in need of brief therapy or longer term therapy we will both decide together how to best suit your needs and your situation. It is a brave and life changing experience to step into therapy and I honour each person who makes that choice. Again please feel free to contact me for an informal chat.
Some examples of the modalities and therapeutic interventions I use are:
Object Relations Therapy
However I work with the individual not the modality and everyone is different. Most of the time is a large combination of all modalities one size does not fit all.
Prices: $130 Per Session (60 mins)
In my therapy sessions, we will work to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. We will explore your current ways of communicating and interacting with each other and I will facilitate both of you with exploring and expressing your needs and wants within the relationship. Therapy will also provide you with valuable tools to navigate conflicts and disagreements. From here connection grows and over time you learn to understand your partner and how you both function within the dynamic of the relationship. It is deeply rewarding and satisfying when you start to change some of the habitual automatic responses you have towards each other that have been destructive in the past.
Again very similar techniques as above are used but most importantly it is what suits the clients needs.
Prices: $170 Per Session (60 mins)
Family Therapy/Group Therapy
Family time can be extremely complex and frustrating when you keep going around in circles, with the same arguments and the same old issues. With my guidance we will be able to clear the way to experience each family member for who they truly are and the role they play in the family dynamic. I look at parenting skills, dynamics with each child, how to create a fun happy healthy loving environment for everyone and I also incorporate nutrition and health into the mix. I work with young families and older families and I am happy to come to you, particularly with the younger families. We will be able to explore the dynamics in the family system that work and those that are debilitating and inhibiting cohesion and growth. The objective is towards creating a team as well as building the trust and love that everyone desires within their family environment. Each family program is tailored to your specific needs after going through a comprehensive questionnaire that helps me understand the underlying issues and the needs/wants of your family.
Prices: Varying depending on family size
Group Therapy is a beautiful and incredibly empowering process to be a part of. Using Yalom's Psychotherapeutic method of Groups we will explore our dynamics in the here and now and how we relate interpersonally with each other. An incredible way to understand how you 'do you' in relation to others in the world. There are many different types of groups so if you are interested in being part of a group please feel free to contact me and place your name on the waiting list.
Prices: $40 per person
Please contact me below.
Feel free to give me a call for an informal chat or to email me with any questions you might have. A $30 deposit is required at the time of booking the session. Skype sessions are available .
0413 748 096