“A man likes to believe that he is the master of his soul. But as long as he is unable to control his moods and emotions, or to be conscious of the myriad secret ways in which unconscious factors insinuate themselves into his arrangements and decisions, he is certainly not his own master”. -Carl Jung
We seek counselling and therapy for many reasons. We may feel that we have no energy and are living mechanically, with no spontaneity. Perhaps we are finding it difficult to cope with the demands of life and feel that we have lost our joy and our purpose. Our relationships may be falling apart. We may be filled with rage or shame or regret. Depression may be clouding our days making it difficult for us to enjoy life or relate with others. We may be struggling to recover from trauma and loss or perhaps we are simply seeking solace and space for ourselves. Whatever it is, unless we are able to explore the deeper levels of ourselves we will find that, no matter what we do, we cannot truly heal, change and grow.
Transpersonal tools such as Sandplay and Voice Dialogue allow you to access the unconscious regions of yourself in a safe and creative way. They will allow you to see your situation from different vantage points and strengthen the "observer-Self" within. This will enable you to move from the role of victim to a more empowered and generous state of being and it is from there you will finally be able to enact change.
Current traumas, or trauma that you carry from childhood, can impact heavily on you throughout your lifetime. Even though trauma profoundly influences you in your day to day life, your protective mechanisms cover it up or hide it deeply within. I recognise the depth and many layers of a person. I acknowledge the soul of a person, and allow for the gentle unfolding of traumatic experiences. Using creative tools, and supporting you in a safe and non-judgemental environment, you will feel able to safely explore regions of your Self that you have previously been unable, or too frightened, to access. I will help you to become aware of the way your body reacts and the chain reaction that this initiates. We will work with Sandplay which will grant you a means to work through your trauma in a safe and profound way. Sandplay will only ever reveal to you what you are able to work with and integrate at anyone time. You will also discover resources that you were unaware of, and strengths and inner jewels that you have been unable to see. Together we will explore and discover until, gradually, you are able to feel your life in new and exciting ways and connect with your authentic Self.
Becoming a more conscious and aware human being is a process and a practice. It is akin to sloughing off old skins. These are the skins of old conditioning, of protective behaviours we created as children, of societal convention, and so on. Transpersonal therapy helps you to connect to your internal worlds, to the deeper levels of your psychology and Being so that you can begin to truly know your authentic Self. Processes such as Sandplay and Voice Dialogue give us a window into our inner world and help us to see clearly the ways in which we hinder ourselves and dampen our ability to live full and enriching lives. To be truly free we need to discover how we act and react in a mechanical way. My aim is to help you to shift old belief systems, heal old wounds and grow into a more balanced human being, one that responds to life and life's situations with consciousness.
What to expect...
An initial consultation is 90 minutes and the fee is $150.
Follow up consultations usually run for 60 minutes.
The cost of a session is $100, however if finances are difficult discounts are available.
Longer consultations are also available. Some clients prefer longer sessions and those travelling from regions outside the Blue Mountains area often prefer to book these sessions.
Everyone is different and therefore sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs. Please contact me to discuss what would best suit you.
Please contact me if you have any questions.