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I believe we are all doing the best we can with what we've got! But sometimes we just don't have the right tools or the right vantage point from which to understand and resolve the issues that cause us to suffer. Then we become stressed, anxious, angry, fed up or hopeless. There's a voice in us that says we've got to figure this out for ourselves, we mustn't burden others. In reality it is a sign of great strength to seek help when you need it; a courageous and wise thing to do. You Can Change.
I work with adult individuals only who are 18 or over. Treatment would involve weekly sessions of one hours duration. Sometimes fortnightly sessions are appropriate. I'm seeing clients face-to-face or via zoom or similar. Usual communication between session is via text messaging.
Attachment Theory, Conversational Model, Developmental, Dialogical Practice, Existential, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Psychodynamic, Systems Theory, Trauma-Informed
The Conversational Model is a trauma-informed model that focuses on building a healthy, stable and positive sense of self and processing trauma. Many studies have shown that it is the therapeutic relationship that makes the difference between successful and unsuccessful therapy.
The Conversational Model is a relational process model, which focuses on building a safe and secure relationship, the foundation of personal change. I aim to provide a warm, safe, empathic, non-judgemental and open environment in the therapy room. The client is the focus; we explore and work to understand the issues and how they affect your life, to allow you to live a more conscious and empowered life, managing feelings along the way, and improving relationships.
My professional bodies ANZAP and PACFA have strict ethical codes and these guide my practice. Membership of these organisations has strict requirements around professional development training and professional practice supervision. My supervisor is a Senior Psychiatrist and Educator. In all therapy confidentiality is paramount, as are a non-judgemental and an empathic therapist stance. I follow specific guidelines when treating trauma, ensuring safety and protecting against re-traumatisation.
Previous to starting a private practice I worked as a primary therapist in an outpatient addiction clinic. I worked with people suffering with addiction and their partners and family members as a group therapist and individual therapist. Many modalities were used to treat many issues such as relationship breakdown, infidelity, co-dependence, poor communication, emotional regulation, personality disorders, depression and anxiety. My 3 years of masters study required me to work with clients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder and other personality disorders using The Conversational Model. This model is founded on established theories such as attachment theory and it is constantly developing using the most current research findings.
Appointments last 1 hour and are usually weekly. I work face-to-face and am Covid conscious. Cancellations 24 hours ahead of time will not be charged. There is a late cancellation fee.
The cheapest way to the office is via public transport. Martin Place railway station is a 10 minute walk away. The cheapest parking is in the Domain. Very limited street parking. Book ahead in other parking stations for a cheaper rate.
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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Counsellor
I am a mature-age woman with a broad range of life experiences that enrich my psychotherapeutic practice. I was self-employed in an arts-based career before deciding to change direction at the age of 50, entering a classroom again after 30 years. My own psychotherapy had already profoundly changed my life and I couldn't think of a more important or meaningful occupation to pursue. Personal growth is both anxiety arousing and exciting; it is also necessary for our mental health. ...