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Why come for Psychotherapy?


People come for Psychotherapy for many different reasons. My most important priority is to provide you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, where you can maybe address an immediate issue to which there could be a fairly quick solution, or else take a little more time to grow awareness of deeper, lifelong patterns of emotion and behaviour which may no longer serve you well. Through greater self-awareness, healing and conscious choices of how to 'be' in the world, my clients increase their ability to become 'unstuck,' and make healthier life choices.


Psychotherapy and Counselling can support you with a range of issues, including:

  • Struggling to cope with life

  • Difficulty grieving a loss

  • Relationship difficulties with partner, children, family, co-workers or friends

  • Traumatic reaction to a stressful event

  • Struggling to make Career or Life Direction choices

  • Struggling with lack of confidence

  • Depression or Anxiety

  • Concern about alcohol or drug use

  • Dealing with a crisis

"This has been a year of contrast for me, I feel that I've been through such incredible lows to now be facing the start of a new year with great confidence, happiness, peace and love in my heart, it's almost unbelievable, if it hadn't been such hard work at times I almost wouldn't believe it myself.  I have so much to thank you for, you've taught me so much about myself, how to be true to myself, how to love and respect myself and most importantly how to be happy.  It gives me such pleasure to be able to look at my life at this point and see that I have a happy family, a thriving business and have become someone that I am incredibly proud of ... I really want to thank you for supporting me and providing me with the tools necessary to get to where I am today."

What does Psychotherapy look like?

Consultations are confidential and usually up to an hour in length. Sessions are conducted online via Zoom, both nationally and internationally (provision can be made for face to face consultations on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland). Frequency of consultations will depend entirely on your needs, style of therapy utilised and the depth of the issue presented. Work may be short or longer term, again dependent on your needs. I always guarantee to listen to you, to gently challenge you as appropriate, to treat you with care and respect and to work flexibly to help you best meet your needs.

I work systemically, as I believe this holistic way of working, considering you as a part of the many systems you belong to, such as family, workplace, family of origin and friendship groups for example, can support in so many more ways than just working with you in isolation. For example: 

1. Understanding Family Dynamics: By understanding your family dynamics through exploring your family history, relationships, and patterns of interaction, you can gain insight into how they may be influencing your current thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

2. Identifying Patterns: Through systemic therapy, you can identify recurring patterns or themes in your life that may be contributing to difficulties. This includes patterns in relationships, communication styles, coping mechanisms, and more. Recognising these patterns is often the first step toward making positive changes.

3. Addressing Relationship Issues: Systemic therapy focuses on the interconnectedness of relationships and how they impact individual wellbeing. I support you to address challenges in your relationships, whether it's with family members, intimate partners, friends, or colleagues. By improving communication, setting boundaries, and resolving conflicts, you can build healthier and more fulfilling connections.

4. Exploring Multigenerational Influences: Systemic therapy considers the influence of multiple generations on your current experiences. Exploration of how beliefs, values, and behaviours have been passed down through your family lineage and continue to shape your life, can provide clarity and empower you to make more conscious choices for yourself.

5. Healing Family Trauma: Working systemically, we can explore and resolve family conflicts or traumas, promoting emotional healing and closure.

6. Supporting Personal Growth: Ultimately, systemic therapy is about promoting holistic growth and well-being. Over time we can explore your true strengths, values, and aspirations, and support you in aligning your actions with your authentic self. Through self-reflection, exploration, and experimentation, you can cultivate greater resilience, self-awareness, and fulfilment in your life.

Working systemically offers a comprehensive approach to addressing your mental, emotional, and relational needs. By examining the interconnectedness of your experiences and relationships, you can gain deeper insight into yourself and create meaningful, sustainable change in your life.

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