Welcome to Central Spark Psychotherapy
I am an experienced, masters-qualified psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice in the heart of Surry Hills and North Sydney, NSW, Australia.
I offer relational, recovery-focused psychotherapy and rehabilitation counselling for individuals on a short or long term basis.
If you live outside of Sydney, telephone counselling and video sessions via Skype are available.
What you can expect
First and foremost I offer you a space which is welcoming, safe, confidential and professional.
I am trained and experienced in various schools of psychotherapy including Gestalt, Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness.
I am informed by somatic (body based) approaches, neuroscience and philosophy.
CENTRAL SPARK THERAPY STYLE
My style can be summed up as relational (we work together), wholistic (mind, body, environment), systemic (all things are interconnected), recovery focused (toward living fully and with acceptance) and trauma-informed (events that have overwhelmed a person's ability to cope can have a lasting impact on all areas of life and require specific care and interventions).
I am also a qualified Rehabilitation Counsellor with experience in mental health, chronic illness, disability and stress management.
YOU ARE UNIQUE
INITIAL SESSIONS AND THERAPY SCHEDULE
My therapeutic work is underpinned
by an interest in Eastern and Western Philosophical and Psychological traditions.
I have an attitude of curiosity and an interest in you and your uniqueness.
I encourage safe experimentation, flexibility, creativity and spontaneity in sessions and I welcome your ongoing input and ideas about how we can best work together.
I work with both body and mind to reignite the inherent human spark of creativity and imagination which are essential for true growth and change.
At our first session we build an initial picture of you and your circumstances and together we decide on a direction and schedule.
Generally speaking sessions are most effective when they are scheduled regularly.
Most often meetings are scheduled weekly although sometimes fortnightly meetings are appropriate. However, your particular circumstances will be considered.
Where we are and where we are heading in the therapy process together becomes part of an ongoing dialogue.
I meet with people on a short or long term basis.
“All children are born to grow, to develop, to live, to love and to articulate their needs and
feelings for their self protection.”