I have always been drawn to nature and the interconnectedness of things. In my work, as in my life, I deeply honour the complexity of our shared human fragility and how we show up in the world. I have a deep reverence for the fragility of being human, and belief in our capacity to move towards a healing experience.
For the past 27 years, I have been working in the field of healing and holistic health. I have a Masters in Gestalt and am a Hakomi graduate. In addition, I have a BA, Diploma in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine, graduated from Cranio Sacral therapy training and have spent 25 years teaching Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness. I have also completed intensive training in working with trauma. My work intrinsically weaves together all my modalities and life experiences in a gentle, empathic and caring tapestry.
My sessions working with individuals are somatic based, mindful, collaborative, respectful and kind. We work towards facilitating more resilience, authenticity and emotional regulation. We will explore your inner/external strengths and resources (and develop new ones), and how you can nourish and regulate yourself emotionally. I deeply revere the therapeutic relationship and have no desire to “fix” you. I incorporate my trauma training where necessary in the sessions with compassion and the gentle cradling that is necessary.
Working with couples is an intimate and tender process. We will look at how to emphasise the strengths and resources that already exist between two of you. We will gently enquire into how you get hurt, how you protect yourself, how you express your vulnerability and how is it heard? What is the glue that holds you together? I blend many skills together including evidence based therapies like Hakomi, Gestalt, neuroscience, attachment theory, mindfulness and I also draw on the work of Esther Perel, Terry Real, Rob Fisher and Dan Wile. This work is both subtle and powerful and I completely trust in the process.
At my private practice in Mullumbimby I offer therapy sessions for individuals and couples, infusing Hakomi, Gestalt and trauma informed psychotherapy (based on the work of Janina Fisher, Pat ogden, Manuela Mischke-Reeds and John Briere). Each session is specifically tailored for the individual or couple I am available for Zoom sessions. I also offer Cranio Sacral therapy sessions. I am a certified member of Pacfa.
Some issues I work with:Anxiety and Depression
- Grief and loss
- Trauma related issues
- Early childhood attachment trauma
- Life challenges and stress
- Low self esteem, Poor body image
- Creating healthy boundaries
- Relationship and marital issues
- Communication skills for a healthy relationship
- Grief and trauma related to the environmental crisis