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I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement Psychotherapist/Dance Movement Therapist with 17 years' experience working with groups and individuals. My approach is relational, creative, trauma-informed and adapted to suit the unique needs of each person or group. A deep knowledge of body process and nonverbal communication allows me to work with the whole of a person's experience, rather than focusing on words alone.
Attachment Theory, Creative Arts Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy, Developmental, Dialogical Practice, Experiential, Focusing, Gestalt, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Process Oriented, Somatic Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed
We will start with 3-4 sessions to see if we can work together. Establishing a focus for the work is the starting point; gathering information about your situation guides that process. Sessions are grounded in the present moment and invite awareness of what emerges in the therapeutic relationship.
Gestalt Therapy is conversational, invites awareness of the whole of your experience (including the body), acknowledges the relevance of your broader life situation, and may use creative experiments to explore.
A Somatic or Dance Movement Therapy approach uses movement as the primary mode of exploration, while talking, dance and other creative processes are used to deepen understanding and practise new ways of being and relating.
I am a Professional Member and Clinical Supervisor for the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA), a Registered Member of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and a qualified Clinical Supervisor. I attend regular supervision sessions and a range of Professional Development trainings each year to support both my Gestalt Therapy and Dance Movement Therapy practice, and serve on the Board of the DTAA. I am also an educator, mentor and qualified supervisor.
I have been working in the healing space for more than 17 years, running groups for adults and children in the mental health and addictions recovery, aged care and disability sectors. I began working with individuals in 2015 and have run staff development workshops in the corporate sector. Since 2005, I have worked as a tutor, lecturer, supervisor, mentor and workshop facilitator/trainer.
One of my lifelong fascinations is with the communication process, something I explored as an IT marketing communications manager for 20 years and now as a therapist. I am interested in how humans communicate and fascinated by their stories.
My DMT work is informed by my love for music, my classical violin and contemporary dance training.
Balgowlah - Tuesday or Friday, 9am - 3pm
Crows Nest - by request
All times are subject to availability.
Crows Nest - the clinic is 10 mins walk from St Leonards station. Park in council carparks (2 hr free) or on street (free and metered)
Balgowlah - free parking is available on surrounding streets or in Stockland Balgowlah's carpark (3 hrs free)
$150 (inc GST) per one-hour session
$130 Full-time students (ID required)
Please enquire about the cost of Group Workshops or Programs
Psychotherapist, Dance Therapist
It takes great courage to enter the therapy room, to make the commitment to change. With each person I see, I am reminded of the innate potential for healing and growth in every human being. I love the work that I do, supporting people to move out of isolation and into a potentially life-changing relationship. ...