Who do you work with?

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Who do you work with?

I work with adults from a wide range of backgrounds, who identify in many different ways and who are wanting to live more fully and freely.

I am passionate about empowering people to:

  • undo false beliefs about their worth
  • heal from their past
  • create lasting change
  • connect more deeply with self and others
  • foster self-awareness, self-compassion and self-trust
  • value their own unique one-of-a-kindness
How do you work?
I work collaboratively with you to find ways forward that best meet your own unique challenges and goals. My intention is that you will feel deeply safe, seen and emotionally accompanied.

I draw on experiential, relational and emotion-centred approaches. This means I invite you to slow down and experience what is happening internally in the moment, shifting the focus from in-the-head cognition to connecting with your bodily feelings and sensations. This does not mean cognition is not important or relevant. It is. For many of us, however, “living in our heads” is our primary way of being in the world. Dropping into your body and connecting to your “felt sense” restores access to your innate healing capacities and inner wisdom so that you can begin to know, love and trust yourself in new ways.

How long is a session?
60 minutes
How much does it cost?

15-minute initial phone consultation: $0
Weekly one-hour session: $180

My aim is to offer you quality psychotherapy and ensure that every session moves you forward towards meeting your goals. Your treatment is individualised and tailored to you. Your investment is taken seriously. There is no phoning it in here!

How can I be sure you’re the right therapist for me?

Finding a therapist that you feel you can trust and work with is important.

Evidence suggests that the number one factor in successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client.

I offer a free meet-and-greet phone consultation (15-minutes) so you can get clarity before making any decisions. This is an opportunity for us to connect, for you to ask any questions you might have, and to get a feel for if we are a good fit. If and when it feels right, we’ll schedule a first session.

I know what it feels like to be in therapy. I have sat in the client’s chair myself. I know how much courage it takes to open up and share your struggles. I also know that with the right psychotherapist, therapy can be life changing.

When looking for a therapist, questions to ask yourself might include:

  • Does this therapist genuinely care?
  • Is this therapist someone I could trust?

Helpful questions to ask your potential therapist might include:

  • Are you accredited with The Psychotherapy and Counsellors Federation of Australia?
  • Are you registered on The Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists?
  • Do you have regular clinical supervision?
  • Do you participate in continued professional development?
  • Have you engaged in their own in-depth therapy?
  • What is your theoretical approach and stance?
  • Do you have experience helping people with concerns like mine?
How many sessions will I need?

The amount of therapy sessions you may need will depend on you and your goals, the level of change you want to achieve and how deep you want to go. Some people find relief from sharing a specific problem after the first few sessions. Others come to therapy to work on long-standing issues and to do deeper work around trauma, in which case therapy may span several months to a year or more. Some people come to therapy without a specific “problem” to work on, but because they want to understand themselves better or take the next step in their personal growth journey.

In general, my work with clients tends to be longer-term as we work at depth to heal trauma, untangle emotional experiences, undo unconscious beliefs and expectations about the self and the world, and recover a sense of authenticity and vitality.

Psychotherapy is not a linear process or a “quick-fix”, but it does help people make lasting change and build more fulfilling lives and relationships. Therapy works best when it is consistent and regular. I tend to encourage weekly sessions for 6-8 weeks to begin, and from there we can discuss changing the frequency of your sessions, depending on your own needs and situation. We’ll continue to check in around your goals and what works best for you throughout the duration of our work together.

Do you only provide counselling in Perth?
I provide in-person counselling at my private practice, located in the Perth suburb of North Beach and close to the neighbouring suburbs of Trigg, Marmion, Sorrento, Carine, Karrinyup and City Beach. I also provide secure online counselling through Zoom.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
You do not need a referral to book an appointment, or to claim from private health insurance companies.
Can I claim sessions on Medicare and Private Health Fund Insurance?

Your sessions may be covered if you have private insurance. Please check with your provider about how to claim.