Welcome to my psychotherapeutic practice.
I am a clinically registered member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and have a Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy from Edith Cowan University.
I draw on a diverse range of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory to inform and enrich my practice of Jungian counselling and psychotherapy. The Jungian approach is a joint undertaking between the therapist and client in which the client’s current life situations are explored in terms of past experiences.
I work both short and long term, depending on my assessment of the client’s individual needs. However, because Jungian counselling and psychotherapy engages the unconscious and aims to understand the deep seated causes and motivations behind symptoms, it is a process that can take time to unfold.
In this sense it is generally not a “quick fix”, but provides an on-going therapeutic space for learning about and engaging with the unconscious. As we become more aware, we can gain understanding of self-sabotaging and self-destructive behaviours that block or impede our relationships, our own development, creativity, and ability to live a full, meaningful life. I bring this depth psychology approach to a range of life issues, including:
• Difficulties with relationships (feeling isolated, family and relationship tensions, lack of intimacy)
• Depression (feeling stuck, repeating behaviour and relationship patterns, life lacking meaning and purpose)
• Anxiety (panic attacks, feeling out of control)
• Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, overweight issues)
• Grief and loss (coping with major life transitions or events)
• Low self esteem, shame and lack of confidence