Helping You Build Resilience and Self-Understanding
End of life and death can be complex times that present challenging emotions and affect our resilience.
I am a grief, loss, PTSD and trauma recovery specialist
What is psychotherapy?
Is psychotherapy the same as counselling?
Yes, these are essentially different titles for the same role. I use ‘psychotherapist’ rather than counsellor because I began my therapy career as a somatic psychotherapist and I offer more than just talking therapy.
How long are your sessions?
90 minutes per session is my standard. All the research shows that an hour is not quite enough for an effective outcome, and two hours is too long – but an hour and a half is the sweet spot.
Do you bulk bill?
No, because I am not a medical doctor or clinical psychologist so I am not on the Medicare register.
About My Approach
I centre clients in my approach to grief work and psychotherapy, and am quite flexible in adapting the aims of the therapy journey as well as session focus as a client’s needs change over time. My philosophy is also to try and put myself out of business with clients – you should never feel as though you have to see me forever, or even for a long time for our work to be effective. I do prefer to help clients gain tools for their personal toolbelts, and to gain confidence in maintaining their own mental health and wellbeing overall. Therapy for me is something that I return to regularly in life as and when I need support – and I like to bring this approach to my clients as well.
I have a background in allied health, Traditional Chinese Medicine (nutrition and accupressure), counselling and art therapy, somatic psychotherapy and trauma recovery. My areas of specialty grief work include childhood sexual assault (CSA), exposure to violent death and PTSD from military service, domestic violence/abuse, and emergency service work. Evidence-based EFT is a relatively new skillset I bring to my grief work, but as a technique it is so effective that I almost always include EFT in sessions. Once learned EFT can be done by clients on their own, making this a powerful and useful tool for removing emotional attachment to circumstances and building resilience with regular practice.
Grief counselling and EFT may be purchased individually or as part of a bundle – see below – and you can make arrangements for individual or group sessions with close friends and family, as needed and appropriate.