I believe most of our adult struggles are covert (or not so secret) enactments from our early childhood experiences which were inadequately processed. Part of this problematic processing comes from our immaturity as children, especially in the face of trauma or even new, difficult encounters, all of which have effects that leave marks, traces and unconscious criteria through which we use to select partners in love and work.
Whether it's 5 sessions of short term counselling, 10 sessions of couples counselling, 50 sessions of psychotherapy or 5 years of psychoanalysis, the preliminary sessions will provide us both with a map of if and how we can best work together in order to unearth your deeply ingrained inner conflicts.
Buddhist Psychotherapy, Dream Work, Freudian, Meditation, Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
With deep listening, no judgement and a keen interest in hearing more than what is consciously intended to be communicated, I will highlight areas of your psyche which seem to be in conflict. I will invite you to learn something new about yourself and to become curious in your inner world, by paying attention to elements of your mind which are not conscious, such as dreams, daydreams, fantasies, slips of the tongue and mistakes, all of which often have a hidden intention which is not obvious consciously. There's a special interest in past experiences, where the devil is in the details, especially earlier childhood memories and how they inform present day struggles.
While I abide by ethical guidelines stipulated by PACFA for their registered mental health practitioners, I aim to ensure a consistent listening space from a position of nonjudgmental acceptance. I will only take on people I think I can help, and who seem likely to commit to the treatment. I won't see more than a set number of patients a day, to ensure I have the concentration necessary to help each patient.
I have worked in private practice for 13 years, initially as a hypnotherapist but promptly became fed up with the unrealistic expectations with quick fix therapies, then counselling, psychotherapy and more recently psychoanalysis.
9am-9pm Mon-Sat but please call to check availability or if I am taking on new patients at the time of your booking request.
Plenty of available parking out the front of the building on Centre Rd, or or Thomas St.
$135 per session as standard, however these are negotiable depending on the circumstances.
Cash, eftpos or credit card
I'm a qualified psychotherapist, with a blended theoretical orientation to Lacanian Psychoanalysis and some aspects of Buddhist Psychotherapy. I enjoy working with people who have spent a great deal of time thinking about entering psychotherapy, with a curiosity about what might be unearthed. Whether it's anxiety, complex trauma or a recent relationship difficulty which brings you into treatment, the initial sessions provide us with an opportunity to mutually assess how we can work together....