Compassion for the human condition and the premise that we are not passive victims of our circumstances but have the freedom to choose how we want to be are the main approaches I work with. I invite you to become an active partner on your journey to recovery and transformation, that can culminate in greater consciousness and embodied well-being.
Within the safe and supportive therapeutic relationship, we will together seek to understand your life experiences, thoughts and emotions. You will be helped to uncover and address inner conflicts and heal wounds from the past that often underlie the destructive patterns and behaviours of today.
Machina by Vasily Kafanov
Man’s task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious. Neither should he persist in his unconsciousness, nor remain identical with the unconscious elements of his being, thus evading his destiny, which is to create more and more consciousness.
- C.G Jung -
The central foundation of my practice stems from a belief that we all possess the natural self-healing capacity that is seated in the deep center of our being. Psychotherapy can be understood as the work of finding, unlocking and opening doors through which healing can flow and the seed towards transformation can be nurtured.
My theoretical orientation is Integrative and offers a client-centered approach that aims to access deeper levels of healing and integration. In treatment, I draw on Sandplay, Transpersonal and Holistic therapies, EMDR, NET, Biofeedback, mindfulness based practices, dream work, art making and creative visualisation. I believe in working with the whole person – the body, mind, and soul – in order for effective change to happen.
I see psychotherapy as both an art and a science, and I strive to utilise three roles or aspects of this vocation as suggested by Dr Edward F. Edinger, Jungian analyst. They are: the physician-healer (applying healing knowledge to wounds and ills of humanity), the philosopher-scientist (having the capacity of rational, differentiated consciousness), and the priest-hierophant (who carries and mediates transpersonal knowledge). I view the recognition of these aspects as essential in the process towards wholeness.