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If you're searching for a psychotherapist at this point of your life, you're probably searching for answers, solutions to some dilemmas or just for a pathway to relieving emotional distress. I understand how important it is to find an experienced, reliable therapist who can be a 'good match', can understand you, and take the challenge with you. Making that first contact and talking to a psychotherapist may be hard, but it is a good step to attending to your emotional needs and your wellbeing.
WHY EXISTENTIAL/PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY?
Engaging in psychodynamic psychotherapy is your opportunity to heal from past trauma or current troubling issues.
It will lead you to higher self-awareness, improved self-esteem and mutually satisfying relationships with people around you. I aim at providing a safe space for you to explore yourself and find meaning in your life.
Psychodynamic therapy is a unique experience where you come to meet with yourself. Therapist is the empathic agent that facilitates the process. You can answer all your questions and become a true expert of yourself. Your therapist will ensure that the process is safe for you when you encounter painful memories or emotions. Psychotherapy will make you stronger!
Developmental, Dream Work, Existential, Inner Child, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
My approach is psychodynamic, existential and psychoanalytical. You can feel the benefit of therapy within the first session. Higher self-awareness and confidence will come to you along with warm feelings of being understood and accepted. It is very vital at times of emotional pain and crisis. Further we mostly focus our work on exploring, understanding, and then verbalising the unconscious currents that cause psychological distress. We may come across trauma or memories, if that's where you wish to take therapy, and when the time is right for you. My approach is very transparent and you will always know what is going on. There is no magic in my therapeutic approach, but there definitely will be a miracle in your journey.
You will be able to see results and notice a difference after the first session. You will be respected, listened to and responded to at all times. I also value therapy boundaries and therapeutic alliance that is central to our work, however I am willing to explore it's meaning for you.
I am committed to ongoing professional development and quality supervision as well as conduct myself in highly ethical manner, within the standards of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association NSW.
I started my psychotherapy practice from working with women who experienced domestic violence and found that often there is a childhood trauma and disruption of attachment that play a vital role in the formation of current relationships for the clients. I gradually moved into complex trauma work and now specialising in complex trauma and PTSD treatment with a close focus on psychodynamic approach, somatic therapy and inner-child work. I went through my personal psychotherapy experience and I believe that it was an essential part of my development as a psychotherapist, because you can only lead another person as far (and as deep) as you've been yourself.
I try my best to schedule you within 1 week of initial phone consultation. Phone consultation required prior to initial appointment. Limited spaces available on Saturdays.
1 hour consultation- 140 AUD
No Medicare rebate for the sessions.
Private health fund applies.
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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
I am an existential psychotherapist specializing in trauma treatment. I offer my expertise to survivors of childhood abuse and neglect, as well as to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress caused by a single incident trauma.
Assessment process in the initial interview:
1. Your concerns and current presenting issues
2. The effect of those on your current functioning and your expectations from therapy
3. Information about how I work and how we can structure our sessions together