for couples and individuals
“Life can only be
but it must be
― Søren Kierkegaard
Transform personal and interpersonal distress ..
Reconnect ... to your 'self' and your relationships ..
& Somatic Psychotherapist.
I work with couples and individuals who are looking for an approach to counselling that treats you as a whole person: mind, body & soul. When you understand how your emotional life shows up in your body, life and relationships, you come back into contact with your 'whole self'. When you heal and integrate the past you manifest a new lightness of being.
Come back into your body,
into an embodied sense of self
and return home
The focus of this very unique therapeutic relationship is you!
Build your capacity to regulate emotions during times of stress and conflict
Communicate your needs and boundaries calmly and clearly
Feel a greater level of confidence and self-awareness in your relationships
Understand how your past is showing up in the present and heal the old stories
Rebuild your connection to yourself and others
Regain a sense of control and empowerment in your life
Foster resilience that serves you for life.
We are not simply mental, cognitive beings. We experience the world through all of our senses, body and mind as one. The foundation of my counselling approach is the integration of the whole person and I believe when we do this work in this way, we reunite with our core selves. Historical wounds can be healed, released and integrated and they cease to govern our present lives and relationships.
Doing the work for yourself within the safety and support of the therapeutic relationship has rewards far beyond your imagination.
I genuinely look forward to doing the work alongside you to support you on your healing, empowering journey!
Being barefoot enables me to remain grounded in my body and connected in a mindful way when I work with you. I invite all those who work with me to kick off their shoes if they feel so inclined to find their feet . . . and many do.
"To come to ground is to find a home in circumstances,
and in the very physical body we inhabit
in the midst of those circumstances,
and above all to face the truth,
no matter how difficult that truth may be;
to come to ground is to begin the courageous conversation ...
to find the support and foundation
that has been beneath our feet all along;
a place to step onto,
a place on which to stand,
and a place from which to step"
~ David Whyte
How I can support you
Get comfy in your own home and join me via zoom - nation-wide. Face-t0-face appointments in St Ives, on the upper north shore of Sydney.
Check with your private health fund too, as many now offer rebates for counselling for registered practitioners.
There are no longer barriers to accessing the support you're looking for.
Feeling a connection is so important for healing and lasting change. If you would like to talk prior to booking with me call the number below or book a free 15-minute introductory phone call below.
I genuinely look forward to our time together.
The Barefoot Seeker
Discoveries | Curiosities | Wisdoms
The hummingbird reminds us
to pause and reflect
to find meaning in the past
and seek joy in the present.
Then with wisdom and grace,
persistence and balance,
look toward the sweetness of life,
and a new lightness of being"
- Sharlene, 2019
bookings by appointment
15-17 Stanley Street
St Ives, NSW, 2075.
0482 502 394
Phone & Online (Wed - Sat)
Provisional PACFA Member: 26636