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I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Dance Movement Therapist with 15 years' experience working with groups and individuals. My approach is supportive, relational, creative and trauma-informed. I bring a deep knowledge of body process, movement and nonverbal communication, which allows me to adapt my work to suit the unique needs of each person.
Creative Arts Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy, Developmental, Experiential, Gestalt, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Somatic Psychotherapy
Whether you would like to experience Dance Movement Therapy or Gestalt Therapy, 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. Both forms are grounded in the present moment and are interested in 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.
Dance Movement Therapy uses movement as the primary mode of exploration, while talking, dance and other creative processes are used to clarify.
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 business in the hospitality sector. 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 - Monday afternoon and evening, Wednesday mornings
North Sydney - by request
Dance Movement Therapy
Crows Nest - Monday afternoon and evening
Other times 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
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. ...