Mobile 0417 518 157
I aim to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and work towards acceptance of your past and present circumstances, thereby developing a more mindful and grounded presence from which positive change may come about. As we explore your experiences, thoughts and feelings, the safety of the therapeutic relationship may become a place to learn and grow. When appropriate, the process may be enhanced, with body awareness, simple touch, and integrative bodywork.
I work mainly with adults in one-to-one therapy.
Bio-dynamic Massage, Developmental, Experiential, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy
I call my approach Embodied Relational Psychotherapy (borrowed from the Chiron centre in London). It means the therapeutic relationship is at the centre of the work, and we must work to build a space of respect, safety, and trust. It is in this field that you will be able to integrate your experience into learning and growth. Any touch or bodywork is negotiated, and while with some clients the bodywork becomes the focus, for others verbal work is sufficient.
I maintain clinical registration with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. I engage in regular individual supervision, peer supervision, and personal therapy.
I have 21 years experience as a psychotherapist, and 31 years as a bodyworker. Apart from this I have travelled and worked as a teacher in various settings, including voluntary work in Africa and migrant education in Australia.
I enjoy wilderness activities, and practise yoga and meditation. Currently I'm engaged in more formal training in the teaching of mindfulness, and teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in the Blue Mountains.
Mondays 9am - 8pm
Wednesdays 9am - 5.30pm
Katoomba Natural Therapies is in the centre of the town and has ample street parking.
Glenbrook Yoga Space has ample suburban street parking.
Fee on application and may be negotiable.
Cash or electronic funds transfer.
Counsellor, Somatic Psychotherapist
My journey into therapy began many years ago when I discovered that massage and bodywork could make an enormous difference to my sense of well-being. This led me to learn and practise massage, and then to wonder why some of us are so unwilling to relax into our bodies and allow ourselves to be fully alive. This led to the study of the bodymind and my current practice of embodied relational psychotherapy....