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Ms Anne de Silva

Ms Anne de Silva

Somatic Psychotherapist

Anne de Silva

If you’re wondering if there’s more to healing than just talking about problems, welcome to body-mind therapy. A somatic approach satisfies our deep curiosity about the connection between mind and body, by actively tapping into our whole being to ease suffering and build resilience. When we invite all of ourselves to show up and heal in a safe space, our strength and capacity for joy expand. I’d love to support you in this powerful, yet very gentle way.

PHONEPRACTICE LOCATIONS

  • Spit Junction, Spit Road, Mosman, Sydney NSW 2088 email PHONE email

Services

  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Workshops / Courses, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Online (video or voice) and telephone sessions available
    In person sessions are in a peaceful oasis room, large enough to allow for physical distancing

    You may find sessions helpful if:
    - You’ve been impacted over by a big change or event
    - A pattern in your relationships isn’t working
    - You feel a sense of emptiness or loss
    - You’re exhausted and over-committed
    - You feel separate and long for connection
    - You’re at a turning point or life transition
    - You're reactive and easily set off
    - You feel flat and want to find your spark

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Burnout, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Overwhelm, Family / Parenting, Grief / Bereavement, Life Transitions, Pre-marital Counselling, Psychosomatic, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Experiential, Hakomi, Marriage and Family, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy

    Healing happens when we realise that something else is possible - when we experience what we longed for but had felt was missing. In sessions, we often work in the present moment to explore the ways you move through life on autopilot, and increase awareness and spaciousness, so that you can directly experience yourself, a situation or others in a new way.

    In this way, we work together to unblock stuck patterns, increase intuitive clarity, reduce tension, and connect you with a calm, stable, embodied state as an inner resource you can call on whenever needed. In sessions you can expect deep respect, authenticity, spaciousness, compassion, choice and an absence of force.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2019 - Australian College of Applied Psychology
    • Hakomi Embodied and Aware Relationship Therapy - 2015 - Hakomi Institute
    • Heart to Heart Parenting Group Facilitation - 2010 - Robin Grille
    • Hakomi 3 year Professional Training - 2003 - Hakomi Institute
    • Graduate Diploma in Counselling - 2003 - Australian College of Applied Psychology

    Professional Associations

    • Hakomi Australia Association
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    A lifelong learner, I’m constantly exploring a new modality or expanding my knowledge. Whether through a hands-on workshop or reading up on a theoretical approach, I try something new out and then bring it to sessions if it serves you. Right now I feel drawn to body-based trauma therapies that work with the nervous system, spontaneous movement and narrative approaches.

    I regularly consult with an experienced supervisor to keep me on track and maintain and increase therapeutic effectiveness.

    Background

    Since starting my own healing journey at the tender age of 21, the joys and challenges of family, loss, work and relationship have been my training ground. I am strongly influenced by my professional training in Hakomi mindful somatic psychotherapy and have dived into movement practice, conscious parenting, experiential and play-based learning, mindful sexuality and somatic meditation. I work with individuals and groups in a trauma-informed way.

    Appointments

    Weekday and some weekday evening and weekend appointments available

    Transport and Parking

    The Spit Junction practice is well serviced for both public transport and parking

    Fees

    60 min session $140 individuals
    60 min session $175 couples/relationships

    In person, phone, online (video) and extended length sessions available
    Reduced fee for those currently in financial struggle

    Payment Options

    Credit or debit card (contactless, chip or swipe), direct debit or cash



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    Ms Anne de Silva

    Anne de Silva

    Somatic Psychotherapist

    You are infinitely more than your mind. Here's your invitation to dive beyond words, with healing that includes all of you - body, mind, heart and soul...

    • Mosman
    • Experiential, Hakomi, Marriage and Family, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy