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I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement Psychotherapist with 15 years' experience working with groups and individuals. My approach is relational, creative, trauma-informed and adapted to suit the unique needs of each person. 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.
Creative Arts Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy, Developmental, Experiential, Gestalt, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Person Centred, 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, in addition to gathering information about your situation. All my work is grounded in the present moment and centres on building awareness of what emerges in the therapeutic relationship.
Gestalt Therapy is conversational, invites body awareness (mindfulness) and attention to your experience, 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 initial 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 of the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA), a member association of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and a member of GANZ (Gestalt Australia and New Zealand). I have regular supervision, attend a range of Professional Development workshops each year to support both my Gestalt Therapy and Dance Movement Therapy practice and serve on the Board of the DTAA.
I have been working in the healing space for more than 15 years, running groups for adults and children in the disability, aged care, mental health and addictions recovery sectors. I began working with individuals in 2015 and have recently run staff development workshops for a hospitality business. Since 2005, I have worked as a tutor, lecturer, supervisor, mentor and workshop facilitator.
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.
Crows Nest - Mondays am & pm, Wed & Thurs am, other times by request
North Sydney - by request
Street parking - 1-2 hour parking spaces are available in Crows Nest and North Sydney.
In Crows Nest, several parking stations offer free under cover parking for up to 2 hours.
$140 (inc GST) per hour for individuals
$160 (inc GST) per hour for couples
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 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. ...