I am a psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney Australia.
My passion as a clinician is working long term with clients, enabling the understanding of family of origin, attachment issues, early childhood ruptures and unconscious processes.
These histories and issues are the drivers for much heartache in the lives of many. Without repair they have the power to create a variety of poor emotional and mental health concerns, which usually impede a full life.
They drive people into depression, anxiety, to self-harm, into phobias, alcoholism, low self-esteem, ‘shyness’, eating disorders … the list of dysfunction is, in fact, endless. Indeed many concerns have now become mainstream and quite common.
People living with these dysfunctions on a daily basis, wonder why they cannot get traction for change. The answer is usually because the problem stems from an unconscious position.
My client base primarily have a long history with various forms of emotional and psychological health treatment. These treatments (CBT, medication, counselling etc), undertaken to enhance aspects of their lives, have not provided the outcomes desired.
In an attempt to work more deeply with clients my work is underpinned by the framework of relational transactional analysis informed by psychoanalytic theory.
As well as working as a psychotherapist I am an advocate for the psychotherapy profession.
In addition to my clinical role, I am committed to the growth and development of the profession. I constantly strive to improve ethical procedure, training and the professionalism of practitioners in Australia.
As a result, for most of my career I have been involved at the association level. I held two roles as president over a period of six years and have been on the boards of three significant associations. My time in these roles span two decades.
I have spoken at both local and international conferences and am committed to the ongoing professional development of practitioners and the training of potential practitioners.
I also assist people to find the right path for improved psychological health, guiding people into the correct stream of professional help.
I have authored a book that I hope demystifies the professions working in emotional and psychological health, with a focus on understanding psychotherapy and how it differs from other modalities.