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I’m a psychotherapist and mental health counsellor who specialises in somatic or body psychotherapy and transpersonal counselling.
I offer individual sessions for issues like stress, depression, oppression, anxiety, that feeling of being stuck in life, overthinking, negativity, relationship issues, self-destructive habits, limiting beliefs, emotional dysregulation and some physical issues.
As a qualified somatic psychotherapist and transpersonal counsellor, I offer an integrative approach to therapy, bringing together traditional counselling methods - using mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy and talk therapy with somatic body-based interventions, expressive work, Core energetics, and a holistic transpersonal approach to work with mind, body and spirit. And yes, sometimes poetry!
I’m also passionate about social justice and how an embodied approach can support healing intergenerational trauma and our relationships with people, communities and the environment.
As part of a lively therapeutic community, I remain dedicated to my own healing journey, and continue regular personal sessions, supervision and continuous learning to enable a competent practice.
I work on the traditional lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation (Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia).
Training and Qualifications
Adv Diploma of Integrated Somatic Psychotherapy (10372NAT) - Institute of Body Psychotherapy (4 years)
Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling - College Complementary Medicine (2 years)
Certificate Eco-Psychology - Pacifica Institute
Certificate Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapy - Dr Russ Harris
Certificate of somatic embodiment and regulation strategies - Linda Thai
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"Our discontents are often rooted in an unmet longing for wildness, mystery and meaningful engagement with the world..a craving for the untamed terrain of the soul."
Wild Earth Psychotherapy and Counselling
As a qualified somatic psychotherapist and transpersonal counsellor, I integrate a range of modalities, including traditional person centred counselling, mindfulness based CBT and art and transpersonal counselling. This means we will explore together a range of therapeutic methods that best works for you. Each session will be guided by you and what works for you.
I am based in Surry Hills, Sydney Australia and I see clients in person or by zoom. So we can get an idea of whether we would work well together, I recommend we have an initial 15 minute phone chat before you book a session. You can contact me through the booking form below to arrange a time - there is no charge for this.
Body Psychotherapy sessions
Body Psychotherapy uses the latest techniques of body orientated trauma resolution and neuroscience to teach people to feel safe in their bodies while exploring thoughts, emotions and memories.
It is based on the concept that life experiences manifest as chronic tension, armouring & defence patterns in both the body and personality and that bringing awareness to these can help you release patterns of behaviour or emotional conflicts which are unresolved and often repressed. Body psychotherapy helps us understand how our life and worldview is to a large extent a function of these blocked energy patterns. These patterns can keep us recreating similar life situations and relational dynamics and may also create physical illnesses.
For example, you may intellectually understand that you have anxiety, depression or trauma, but it will be difficult to work on the issue if you are holding, restricting, or moving your body in a way that keeps your pain numbed. Or to avoid intense emotions, you might numb yourself with food, alcohol, TV or overwork, or put on a happy face or live in your head.
When you start body psychotherapy, you will start to feel more grounded, embodied and present, and your nervous system more regulated. You will learn techniques to contain and regulate the level of charge or energy in your body, to self soothe and to notice where you habitually hold or block energy in your body to limit feeling. You will start to feel and look more integrated, less rigid and more present to your life.
Q. What happens in a session?
Sessions will typically include some talking and some bodywork. This could include grounding, stretching and breathing exercises to help you feel more connected to your body and increase your capacity for feeling. It might include trauma release exercises to work with your nervous system and stress response. You might learn methods of expressing emotions directly, in a safe supportive environment. The analytic and counselling part of the therapy will help you understand the why of these unconscious inhibitions in terms of childhood or other experiences as well as techniques to unhook from unhelpful thinking patterns.
Transpersonal counselling uses a range of tools to help you explore your inner world, including art and symbol, story and myth, dreams, ritual and meditation. I support you to explore central questions about the meaning of life to help you navigate your way through life transitions, emotional crises and other issues with a focus on your potential. I can help you uncover the different masks you wear in life and how they may help or hinder you from leading an authentic life.
Pricing and location for counselling and body psychotherapy sessions
15 minute initial phone consultation - no charge.
1 hour in person session at the Surry Hills location - $130
1 hour ZOOM online session - $130
Ask a question or make a booking, I'd love to hear from you!
Wild Earth Counselling and Psychotherapy
1/259 Riley St
Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, Australia
ABN 42 877 191 005
“A person who doesn't breathe deeply reduces the life of his body. If he doesn't move freely, he restricts the life of his body. If he doesn't feel fully, he narrows the life of his body. And if his self-expression is constricted, he limits the life of his body.”
— Alexander Lowen
Tell me, what is it you plan to do,
With your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver, The Summer Day