Why Come to Psychotherapy?
Taking that first step can be hard, however feelings and emotions are the stuff of life. They connect us to one another and to our own humanity. They act as internal barometers that can signal fair weather, or warn us that storms are on the way. Life can get messy at times and when you feel you are falling apart it’s hard to believe that things can change. Learning to listen, to “tune in”, to your internal signals (sensations, feelings, thoughts) can inform you of how to manage your emotions and respond—rather than just react—to a crisis. Humans are innately designed with this capacity, but in our fast-paced, pressured modern world, it’s easy to lose track of our authentic selves and forget to pay attention our needs.
Taking That First Step
I am able, because of my own experience of long-term psychotherapy, to understand what it feels like to be a client who is grappling with the impact of difficult, uncomfortable and vulnerable feelings, or trying to manage the impact of life-shattering events.
My style is warm and conversational. While the foundation of psychotherapy is about understanding our feelings and emotions and their historical beginnings, I also believe that practical information and education are also important aspects of any successful treatment plan. I am able to provide a flexible and individual approach to the issues that you bring to your sessions.
I am a Somatic Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practice in Bondi Junction’s Eastern Suburbs. I have 25 years of clinical experience as well as an array of diverse personal and professional life experience that inform the way I work and relate to my client. I provide counselling and psychotherapy for adult individuals for a range of issues such as:
- Regular bouts of anxiety or panic attacks
- Nervous system overload from “over-doing”; feeling out of control
- Difficulty making decisions
- Difficulties with personal or business relationships
- Inability to manage anger and other strong emotions
- Binge eating, drinking or substance abuse
- Loss of motivation or a sense of purpose in life; feeling “stuck” or “lost”
- Loss of a sense of pleasure, joy or spontaneity; depression
- Unaccountable mood swings; being unable to get to grips with life
- Grief and loss
I am fully insured and a member of two professional associations.
Please email or phone me to make an initial appointment.