Counselling & Psychotherapy Surry Hills

Break Free From Obstacles Holding You Back

About

How I Help

Most people who come to me don’t really know what’s wrong or what to do about it; they just know they don’t want to feel like this anymore.

Others know what’s wrong, but still don’t know what to do about it.

They find themselves stuck in a way of thinking, feeling or behaving that simply doesn’t work for them anymore, and they need it to change.

They feel there must be a better way: a better way to cope, a better way to live – with joy, meaning and purpose.

I help you work through the issues holding you back, so you can create the life you want.

How My Counselling and Therapy Works

I help you confront yourself head-on, to understand why you are the way you are, why you keep repeating negative patterns, and how to live a more fulfilling life.

I provide an integrative therapy and counselling that allows you to break free of your past, enjoy your present and create the fulfilling future you want.

We Address Your Past, Present and Future

I help you understand your past:
We look at how early life experiences and other significant events have shaped your view of the world and of yourself.

Often we develop certain beliefs and stories in childhood which we’re not even aware of, and these beliefs can hold us back. They can cause is to fall into negative patterns around self-belief, relationships and coping mechanism that are no longer helpful.

Once you become aware of these beliefs and patterns, it makes is easier to choose differently. You can build healthy coping mechanisms, and healthy ways of approaching life’s challenges, so you can choose how you act and react, and how you live your life.

I help you create a freer and more joyful present:
I’m a mindfulness and meditation trainer – mindfulnessspace.com.au. I will teach you practical techniques for how to manage stress, create more calmness and clarity and be more in the present, through personalised mindfulness and meditation techniques.

Mindfulness allows you to make more calm, rational decisions to be made. It helps you:

  • Reduce stress
  • Deal with change
  • Improve creativity and productivity
  • Boost resilience

I help you create a new kind of future:
Together we figure out how to bring more meaning and purpose into your life, so you can find what fills you up and makes you love life again.

You learn to weather the storms that can affect us all, and you start to confront the issues in your life in a healthy and confident way.

What My Therapy Sessions Are Like

I offer both short-term counselling, and longer-term psychotherapy for more complicated issues.

My therapy is often conversational in style. During therapy, I take a non-judgemental, empathic and, at times, challenging approach. I ask questions that help you look at things in a different way. I support you to challenge your thoughts and assumptions, work out what’s really going on, and find healthier ways to approach life.

Qualifications and Professional Associations

  • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Foundation of Australia (PACFA) Registration No. 22619

I adhere to the Code of Ethics of PACFA. All work with my clients is confidential within the bounds of professional supervision.

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