I work with a Client Centred approach allowing you to feel empowered in your unfolding journey.
The main body of my formal training has been experiential, and it is my hope that it provides you with some reassurance knowing I have been engaged in my own inner work. I know how it feels to sit where you sit opposite a therapist.
It is my view that the therapeutic relationship offers a container of safety complete with healthy boundaries. I appreciate that this may be the first experience of this for many of my clients. It is in such a relationship that healing and growth is possible. I consider it to be a sacred space that is co-created and I feel privileged to be a part of it.
Trust takes time to build in the therapeutic relationship because the trust that is being built first is that within the client. They learn to trust that it is safe to go inside and experience themselves just as they are.
The therapeutic relationship models the compassion and empathy for the client to then apply to themselves in this process of self discovery.
My ‘go to’ therapeutic process is a derivative of Focusing Oriented Therapy which requires that I am attuning to what might be arriving spontaneously for my client in the felt sense of the body as they are experiencing themselves telling their story. Focusing Oriented Therapy is an enhanced form of Mindfulness whereby a relationship of engagement is created with what is needing attention from within.
You get to understand yourself from a whole new vantage point. The experience for my clients could be likened to dipping in an out of a meditation-like state, whilst grounding in the safety of the here and now through the body. It is very similar to the experience of Yin Yoga and indeed this practice has been a great source of inspiration for my work.
I have obtained the following qualifications and relevant training: Bachelor of Education; Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling; Specialist Course in Couple Counselling; Certificate of Holistic Counselling; Certificate of Holistic Flower Essence Therapy; Certificate of Energy Healing: Emotional Freedom Technique; Experiential Focusing levels 1, 2 & 3.
Membership with Holistic Therapist Australia Inc.