“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
People seek counselling and therapy for many reasons. You may feel that you have no energy and are living mechanically, with no spontaneity. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to cope with the demands of life and feel that you have lost your joy and your purpose. Your relationships may be falling apart. You may be filled with rage or shame or regret. Depression may be clouding your days making it difficult for you to enjoy life or relate with others. You may be struggling to recover from trauma and loss or perhaps you are simply seeking solace and space for yourself: space to be heard and acknowledged. Whatever it is, unless you are able to explore the deeper regions of yourself, you will find that, no matter what you do, you cannot truly heal, change and grow.
In order to discover those deeper levels of Self you need a guide and a witness and that is what you find in a therapeutic relationship. Together we take a journey that safely leads you into unknown regions of yourself where you can discover the hidden parts of yourself and bring them into light and consciousness. This is the beginning of real healing and 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.
Follow up consultations usually run for 60 minutes.
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.
During this time of uncertainty some people may feel uncomfortable leaving their homes and I therefore am offering both online Skype sessions and phone sessions.
Please contact me if you have any questions.