My therapeutic approach to working with people is informed by Eastern and Western psychological systems. The result is an integrative approach that draws on contemplative and wisdom traditions such as Buddhism, and Western clinical psychological techniques and theory.
Psychotherapy is process whereby one can learn about themselves, and facilitate important change, transformation, and healing over time. These aspects of individual growth can sometimes be confronting, challenging, and take time to integrate properly.
I see my role as a guide to assist you on this journey of unfolding and inner-transformation.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitude of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives -William James, Hakomi Trainer
My approach to working is not about pathologising your symptoms, or having a particular ‘cure’ or technique that can ‘fix’ you. Rather, psychotherapy is about assisted self-discovery or self-study as it is coined in Hakomi (https://www.hakomi.org.au/faqs.html) ; it is a process of promoting insight into your own nature, emotional difficulties, and allowing your innate wisdom and healing capacity to actualise. This innate healing capacity, which is built into every living organism, can become frozen, burnt out, or inactive. It is my belief that every single person has the capacity to access this wisdom and capacity to facilitate their own healing. My role as a therapist is to assist you with this process.