'Psychology' is translated from its Greek origins to "words from the heart"
Psixi = heart, love, feelings
Logos = speak, words
Psychology naturally investigates the spoken words from the heart-space, not just the mind (as is often assumed).
If we allow our heart to speak, and unscramble the words of the heart, we can begin to decode, solve and restore our mind-body-spirit into a more coherent and purposeful state. True listening comes from listening inwards and opening oneself up to the bodies internal wisdom, which holds the answers for true change and understanding in our lives.
Psychosomatic Psychologist (clinical registrar/PhD)
Much of my experience and interest has been in working with somatic and physical bodily symptoms such as pain and anxiety, as well as pain disorders such as fibromyalgia, mood disorders, such as depression, and deep psychological and body trauma.
My personal therapy style is grounded in mind-body intelligence, which focuses on understanding how underlying emotions, trauma, and nervous system stress or tension that has not been addressed may be manifesting as symptoms in the physical body.
My approach to therapy is very collaborative and interactive, and when your in a session with me, we will engage in creativity, breathing exercises, moving or sensing your body to find relief in your body.
Previous experience has been gained working in both the community setting, including Headspace, Berry Street, and Merri Community Health, private hospital and outpatient rehabilitation settings. I deliver psychology treatment through a Psychosomatic Therapy lens.
Elk & Me in Thornbury on Mondays and Thursdays
Everyday Psychology in Carlton North on Tuesdays
To book an appointment, please contact me directly.
AHPRA RegNo: PSY0002035262