Mind, Body, & Soul
Welcome to my website and blog. I have created a space here which tells you a little about me and the work I offer, as well as a place for sharing the things which I have found personally very helpful, and hope you will too. I also write an occasional blog from this space, which I hope you will follow.
In our work together, we may work within one, or across all of these areas...
In my role as Clinical Psychologist people generally come to see me for treatment of common issues such as depression, anxiety, panic, stress, and relationship issues. If you are experiencing significant concerns in any area of mental health you may be eligible for a referral from your GP to see me, and this would also entitle you to a significant Medicare rebate for our sessions. I adopt an integrative approach and have trained in psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural, mindfulness-based, and acceptance and commitment therapies (as well as others). I have a particular interest in holistic mind-body psychology and helping clients create flourishing and authentic lives. Each person tends to work best with a unique approach tailored to them, and this is something that we would discuss upon first meeting. As a Clinical Psychologist I work with adults across the life span and with couples (please note that Medicare rebates do not apply for couples sessions).
Many people choose to engage in counselling with a spiritual dimension for self-development and life direction. It is also a helpful approach with grief and loss issues. If you are attending clinical psychology sessions you may also wish to include a spiritual layer to the work. Spiritual work draws on the universal wisdoms of all spiritual traditions to help uncover one's relationship to deeper truths within. These wisdoms can help release us from fear-based modes of functioning and into our higher selves. I have studied and practiced within Christian, Buddhist, Yoga, Sufi and other traditions. I am comfortable working with clients from different spiritual and cultural backgrounds in a respectful and informed way. Where Medicare rates do not apply, these sessions are usually charged at a lower fee than clinical psychology sessions. I am happy to work both with individuals and couples at a spiritual level.
We are increasingly aware of the benefits of meditation practice yet many people find meditation practice confusing or difficult, and struggle to know where to begin. I am a qualified meditation teacher with a long history of practising meditation across a number of traditions. I have trained as a meditation teacher within the mindfulness field and have run mindfulness-based meditation groups. Meditation and mindfulness skills may be one aspect of our psychology or counselling work together or you may wish to focus more deeply on developing your meditation practice.
I provide Psychology Board approved supervision for those undertaking the Clinical Registrar program and for those students completing their 5+1 Generalist Psychology training. I also provide ongoing professional supervision, particularly for those with an interest in mind-body work or wanting to work in holistic and integrative ways.
FROM MY BLOG
Many people who come along for therapy note that they struggle with self-confidence. They often have an idea that self-confidence might be a personality-trait that some have been blessed with, and others not. Or they might have the idea that because of a difficult childhood or past knocks that theirs has been made deficient. Like many … Read More
The past week it has again been clear, the difficulties facing the world and humanity. I try to limit my Facebook exposure, but I read a friend’s post about the local wildlife strip next to her train station, where of a morning she had routinely delighted in hearing the birdsong and watching birds play. One morning it had … Read More