Press Pause Therapies
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Welcome! It often can feel quite daunting when we first decide to find a Counsellor. Well done - you are on your way! I'm interested in supporting you in an empowering way to achieve a sense of 'wholeness' and wellbeing. I believe that we all have this potential. From time to time, we all need a little extra support from someone outside our usual network. Challenging issues will arise along our paths. I look forward to together finding meaning in what is going on for you & reaching your goals.
Individual, Family & Relationship therapy with people of all ages
Play therapy, sand tray work with children and adults
Telehealth (Zoom, Facetime, phone)
Creativity Coaching & Groupwork - exploring and learning about the deepest part of who you are.
Using art, movement, meditation, time in Nature and other fun, deep, creative pathways!
Yoga and Mindfulness practices - healing through the body
Since 2014, I have been involved in supporting Cultural Connection Tours to Naiuyu, Daly River, NT. These tours are central to real-conciliation in Australia
Creative Art Therapy Group work with Justine Wake and I are so good :)
Experiential, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Play Therapy, Process Oriented, Sand Tray, Transpersonal
I am especially interested and influenced by Process Oriented Psychology ("Process Work") as developed by Arny Mindell and colleagues. This approach has its roots in Jungian Psychology, Quantum Physics, Taoism and Shamanism. I also utilise ideas and techniques from Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness training Family Constellations, and mainstream psychological theories. I draw upon ideas from the creative disciplines and use art, music, movement, and drama in my work. I also use sand tray, symbol work, dreamwork and yoga.
The Australian Indigenous concept of 'Dadirri' - deep inner listening and quiet still awareness, enriches and inspires me. I acknowledge my connection with the people and country of Daly River, NT, where this word originates.
I am committed to providing the highest quality service. I regularly attend professional training and personal development seminars. I subscribe to several therapeutic publications and I have regular and ongoing professional supervision and personal therapy.
In a more practical sense, I am committed to working together with people 'where they are at' - this means at times therapy might look like people conversing, at others - like a big party, or even a meditation session!
Since 1997, I have worked therapeutically with people of all ages encountering a wide range of problems and challenges. Additionally, I have specific experience working with children and adolescents, people who have experienced trauma, grief and loss, and with women regarding pregnancy related or parenting issues.
I have specialised training and extensive experience (with a leading National provider) in providing phone and online counselling services :)
I'm an experienced Clinical Supervisor, currently working with individuals and teams from a variety of backgrounds.
I am experienced in facilitating and co-facilitating groups on all sorts of topics. I find significant benefits and inspiration for all are to be gained from groupwork!
Please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking or enquiry (including info re Group Work). Appointments available Mon-Fri.
For face to face sessions in Bardon come to 11 Morgan Terrace - good street parking available.
If coming by bus - Bus no. 375, Stop 20 Simpsons Rd at Bowman Park.
Individual Therapy/Supervision fees: $190 ($180 concession); Couples $200 ($190)
Accredited Mental Health Care Provider & Non-directive Pregnancy Support Counsellor with Medicare. Rebates available when GP referred under an appropriate scheme.
Cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Visa etc. On the spot rebates through HiCAPS. Online payments available especially at the moment!
For details of fees for Groups/Facilitation and Consultancy, please contact me via email: email@example.com
Psychotherapist, Process Oriented Therapist
We are navigating new times. I am with you. My intention is to help provide a relaxed, personal, and held space for you to feel supported and able to explore 'what is happening'. I believe in the wisdom of our own knowledge, and experiences such as - symptoms, dreams and relationship issues. I deeply enjoy talking, sitting, playing and spending time with children and adults of all ages and together exploring potentialities and new ways of being. I think fun and humour are really important...