Mobile 0431 189 827
I am committed to the principle of creative spontaneity. Fresh vital responses. I never lose sight of self awareness as critical to enabling you to realise the parts you play in your own struggle or dilemma, equipping you to make better choices in the moment as you engage with life. The future can be prepared for, the impact of past wounds are significant reference points to resolve, felt meaning is central. Your felt experience is of paramount importance, as is your inner life.
Individual counselling & psychotherapy for all life issues and concerns, all ages and life stages, for persons drawn to creative, adaptive, courageous & expansive ways of living & being.
Relationship counselling: intimate, de facto, marriage, friendship, work, colleague.
Groups: Personal development, Interpersonal skills: 2.5 hour weekly sessions @ $160/$200 per month
Supervision of counsellors & group leaders/ facilitators.
Secondary consultation around people issues to organisations.
Emotional Release, Existential, Experiential, Gestalt, Imago Relationship, Interpersonal, Person Centred, Psychodrama, REBT, Transactional Analysis
I see my role as essentially that of a skilled, creative, attentive facilitator of exploration of a person's concerns. I hope to become an ally, alongside but clear seeing, able to bring forth that which may be ignored, out of awareness, threatening, avoided. To assist the person to hold close that which may be hard to bear, to realise to feel, to comprehend, to prise open, to regard with care & attention, to realise, know, act upon anew, congruently, creatively, courageously.
I continue on a long path of personal development & self awareness, thoughtful reflection upon my work & actions at a deep level, engaging in supervision with peers, seeking consultation with a valued and respected colleague when the occasion calls for it. I live what I teach & model, open to risks and challenges, seeking authenticity in my relations with others in my world, aspiring to live well in rounded ways, I meditate, do yoga, exercise, am close to nature, love the arts, travel & explore. I enjoy this varied work immensely.
45 yrs of working with people, 35 counselling & psychotherapy, 32 running groups, 10 yrs as university lecturer in my fields of expertise. Have worked across the human condition, with persons experiencing all forms of disability, children, adolescents, adults, men, women, couples, those in any relationship, consulted to organisations on people issues, spent 10 years as senior counsellor in a university counselling service. X-cultural counselling experience & training. Have worked across Australia, in NZ, the USA & now China. I often present at international conferences.
Monday - Wednesday at Richmond (behind Richmond station)
&/OR at Christmas Hills residence rooms on Thursdays:
bushland seclusion and peace.
1st session 10 am. Late session 7 pm.
Group: evenings 6 - 8.30, 7 - 9.30 pm
Richmond rooms: Bus in Hoddle St., Tram in Swan Street & train to Richmond station within 2 minutes, also close proximity 1 & 2 hr parking in Tanner or Stewart St.
Christmas Hills: no public transport. A beautiful rural drive. Very peaceful location
Sliding scale based on abllity to pay.
Individuals: Income up to $35k pa $90
$35k - $60k $110, $60k - $100k $130
$100k+ pa $160
Couples: joint income $60K $130
$60k - $100k $150, $100k+ $175
Cash preferred. bank transfer possible, no cards
Cancellation fee applies when less than
24 hours notice given and insufficient reason.
I am a mature practitioner, having experience across the human condition, I live in peaceful bushland, love the outdoors, the arts, music.
I bicycle for exercise weekly about 100km.
I really enjoy working with people, even after 40 years or so. I am vital, aware, healthy, a supportive & challenging therapist. Since 2002, I have made more than fifteen trips to China, taking my specialty approach, Psychodrama, into their world....