The Practicalities

Sessions are held on the Gold Coast (Australia) or via Skype (or similar program) and last for 60 minutes. A Medicare rebate is available for in person or Telehealth sessions for recipients of a mental health care plan.

  • We’ll discuss what’s been coming up for you, what you’d like to work on, and what you’ve already tried. We’ll come up with an overall idea of what needs to happen and how we might go about creating that.
  • We won’t just talk about what’s happening, we’ll dig deep and start exploring. This often brings up more questions, which is why we might use art therapy approaches to deepen the exploration and connect with your body wisdom.
  • We’ll integrate what we’ve learned, and come up with an active plan to make your transformation tangible in the real world. We’ll turn your insights into actions so that you can embody the changes in your daily life.

My Approach

Because our stories can’t always be fully expressed in words, I use a number of mediums in addition to more traditional approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. These include guided drawing, art therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and therapeutic journalling. You do not need to have any creative experience whatsoever.

Being a psychologist doesn’t mean I know what’s best for you. It doesn’t mean I see you as a category or a diagnostic label. It means I have the honour of you trusting me with the pieces of the jigsaw, allowing me to hold them without judgment as you sort them into a design that works best for you.

“You don’t need someone to fix you or heal you or advise you. But you may need a safe container for sorting through the hard stuff.”

It means I have the privilege of shining light for your feet as you pick your way through the debris to create a path only you can create. It means we become detectives together, being curious and exploring the dark corners, shifting what we can while accepting what is. You don’t have to hand over the reins of your life to anyone. You don’t need someone to fix you or heal you or advise you.

But you may need a safe container for sorting through the hard stuff. You don’t have to walk this way alone. My mission is to create a society where survivors of complex trauma can find safe nonjudgmental support for the expression and integration of their experiences, using approaches that address both brain and nervous system repair. I offer a wide range of support for those who experience trauma, grief & loss, anxiety and depression and the professionals who work with them.

For more information, please click here to use my contact form. You can also use this to book a session, or to book a free 15 minute initial phone/Skype consultation to ensure we’re a good fit prior to working together.