My Approach

Nurture Heal Create Renew

Welcome

I acknowledge your bravery in taking this first step in search for a therapist. If you are going through a difficult time in your life, it is important to know that you are not alone and support is available. I provide professional counselling and creative based art therapy in a safe and nurturing environment across the Byron Shire. My intention is to understand your inner and outer worlds and to help you explore the issues or concerns that have brought you to therapy. As our therapeutic relationship develops a sense of renewal will begin to unfold, revealing new insights, clarity and a lightness of being.

I offer this support and service to adolescents, adults and elders, who may be experiencing times of upheaval or transitioning through pivotal stages of life’s journey.

One of my special areas of interest in therapy is self-exploration through art. The focus in art therapy is on healing through non-verbal communication and visual expression of your Inner Self. Artistic skill is not needed, as this is a more intuitive action. It is a subtle yet powerful opportunity to deepen your self-awareness and reconnect to your uninhibited Creative Self.

“Time is a brisk wind, for each hour it brings something new… but who can understand and measure its sharp breath, its mystery and its design?”
PARACELSUS

“Time gives good advice. (El tiempo da buen consejo.)”
SPANISH PROVERB

“Time is the wisest counsellor of all.”
PERICLES

“Time heals what reason cannot.”
SENECA

“But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.”
BENJAMIN DISRAELI

“How do you approach the wheel of time. Time is a very healing place, one in which you can grow.”
DENISE TANNER

“One must learn a different… sense of time, one that depends more on small amounts than big ones.”
SISTER MARY PAUL

“We cannot see time directly; we catch glimpses only of its reflections.”
TERRI GUILLEMETS

“Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.”
CHARLES CALEB COLTON

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
ROMAN PAYNE

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”
HARVEY MCKAY

What I love most about my work is when I witness a client’s connection to their inner resources and sense of self efficacy, as they receive- affirmation, confirmation, solution and answers from their place of deep inner wisdom.

I offer an Integral Therapeutic Model, which incorporates practical, emotional and spiritual approaches from various Traditional, Contemporary, Western and Eastern philosophies. This therapy is grounded in the ‘Transpersonal’ method of counselling. Fundamental to this approach is a genuine human-to-human connection between client and therapist. From a place of trust, we explore the mind/body system and open doorways to the heart, soul and beyond.

Beyond the traditional

Traditional cognitive based counselling provides a stepping stone to the more holistic approach of Transpersonal Counselling, in which the ego mind is quietened whilst you explore other states of consciousness. My approach is to gently guide you to that place of stillness and presence, so you can connect to your deep inner state of awareness. This will open a way for direct communication with the subtle realms of the conscious and subconscious mind. It is also the place where you can listen and respond to your body’s innate intelligence. This provides comfort and assurance. On your journey you can discover new possibilities; greater meaning in life; and most importantly your potential to self heal.

I invite you to explore my website and get in touch if you have questions or would like to discuss your personal circumstances.