INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY & COACHING
I consult with a range of people, meeting personal and professional needs through short term coaching or more in depth psychotherapy.
Common challenges include
- stress, anxiety and depression
- negative self beliefs, self-doubt and criticism
- problematic relationships
- poor lifestyle choices and physical health
Resilience building is key to overcoming current and future life challenges. More importantly, it enhances confidence and performance in all key areas of life and is essential to develop proactively.
Mindfulness is another vital skill for psychological and physical health. It is the ability to be consciously aware of our thoughts and emotions and has been linked to an extensive range of health benefits.
Much of my work centres on laying a solid foundation of self awareness and emotional intelligence to address challenges efficiently and sustainably.
This is a unique combination of mindfulness practice; talk therapy and physical activity. Clients start their therapeutic journey physically taking one step at a time with the therapist by their side in a scenically beautiful and engaging environment.
As with all psychotherapy, the content and pace of the session is directed by the client as they sit, walk or run and discuss what is on their mind.
The therapeutic benefits of natural spaces are well documented. There is also a growing body of evidence on how running or walking facilitates and enhances therapeutic conversations:
Walking and running stimulate serotonin and endorphins and improve energy levels, optimism and facilitate problem solving skills
Walking beside someone can aid difficult discussions. By not having to make as much eye contact the conversations often feel easier
Paying closer attention to our moving bodies develops better awareness of how we respond to stress and other negative triggers
SUPERVISING & TRAINING HEALTH PRACTITIONERS
I offer training and professional development for healthcare students and practitioners, including medical doctors, physiotherapists and biokineticists. This includes general and specific skills development and case management to enhance the therapeutic relationship and improve treatment outcomes.
I have completed the theoretical component of the MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) programme, and am a certified Psychedelic Assisted Therapist (Integrative Psychiatry Institute, 2023). My primary interest is in training and supporting health practitioners in this dynamic and remarkably hopeful space in healthcare.
While I am not offering PAT to clients in the near future, I do offer psychedelic integration and support, as well as a small case load of Ketamine Assisted Therapy for my existing client base.