"Words from the Heart"
'Psychology' is translated from its Greek origins to "words from the heart"
Psixi = heart, love, feelings
Logos = speak, words
So, psychology practice 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.
Clinical Psychology Registrar, Psychosomatic and Emotional Release therapist, current PhD candidate
My current place of private psychology practice is based in Coburg, Melbourne at DKM Psychology. Much of my experience and interest has been in working with somatic and physical bodily symptoms such as pain and anxiety, as well as 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 (don’t worry it is really simple and easy to do) to find room for relief in your mind-body.
Previous experience has been gained working in both the community setting, including Headspace, Berry Street, and Merri Community Health, and the private hospital and outpatient rehabilitation settings. This experience has created exposure to working with individuals across the age spectrum, with different mental and physical health issues. Skilled in delivering interventions founded within Psychosomatic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Body Sensing Practice, and has an interest in developing skills in Schema Therapy.
To book an appointment, please access DKM Psychology website.
Available for appointments on Wednesdays & Thursdays
Face-to-face and distance treatment options available
AHPRA RegNo: PSY0002035262