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Welcome to Central Spark Psychotherapy
Relational, recovery-focused psychotherapy and Rehabilitation Counselling for individuals 

Masters qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Rehabilitation & Recovery Coach

Sydney CBD

Online and telephone sessions available.

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Psychotherapy is a form of mental health treatment that involves talking with a trained therapist to help individuals overcome emotional and psychological difficulties


Psychotherapy is used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder


The goal of psychotherapy is to help individuals develop coping skills, improve their relationships, and achieve a better quality of life

If you have any questions 

Call or text Careena 0n 0435 760 451

I will contact you within 24 hours

What is Psychotherapy?

Traumatic experiences can have traumatic effects.

There are times in life when people are exposed to terrifying and tragic events. Sometimes they will develop symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


These experiences may be events such as natural disasters or accidents or they may involve deliberate harm by other people, such as in the context of war and combat, domestic violence, sexual, physical or emotional abuse. 


Trauma can be both caused and hidden by addiction, illness or disability and it can be brought on by witnessing others experiencing traumatic events.


Whatever the cause of the trauma, the common factor is that during the experience a person's normal coping mechanisms were overwhelmed and ceased to function.

It is a physiological response which has nothing at all to do with a person's character and help is available.


In the aftermath of traumatic events people may experience distressing, unrelenting or recurring physical, psychological and emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, flash backs, uncontrollable anger outbursts and crippling fear.


Some people experience a sense of flatness and disconnection. They may space out or lose time.


Some trauma survivors find themselves relying on alcohol or drugs to get through life.








If you are living with any of these experiences please contact me and we can talk about your specific circumstances.

I am experienced in working with trauma survivors, in assessing your needs at an initial meeting and in making referrals to other health professionals, if appropriate. A diagnosis is not necessary.

Trauma as a child

Early traumatic experiences, such as sexual, physical or psychological abuse or neglect or other forms of trauma, can continue to have far reaching effects across the lifespan and render a person more likely to experience further trauma.

Less than optimal early relationships with care givers, such as a lack of touch, mirroring or a loving, secure, predictable presence can have a big impact on the developing brain and sense of self of a child, who may develop trauma like symptoms, which can be missed or incorrectly diagnosed. 

As adults trauma survivors are often confused by the behaviour of others and overwhelmed by the responsibilities they face.


Symptoms related to past trauma can emerge at stressful or difficult periods of a person's life although they may not recognise them as such.

These are often times when people seek psychotherapeutic support.

Unfortunately, many people struggle alone when help toward recovery is available.

Safe and supportive therapy

Psychotherapy can help you understand and recover from your trauma through a safe and supportive relationship with a trauma-informed therapist who understands its far-reaching consequences.

It is never too late to reconnect with yourself and to rekindle your central spark.

If you are in current need of support or would like to discuss things further, I am available by phone or email.



“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. Ill meet you there.”


What is
What is Mindfulness? 
What is
Gestalt Therapy?

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.


It is a type of therapy that helps people process past traumatic experiences and reduce the negative impact they have on their lives today.


EMDR involves a series of eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation help the brain reprocess the traumatic memories in a more adaptive way.

Mindfulness is the practice of being present and fully engaged in the current moment, without judgment or distraction.


It involves paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings, and accepting them without trying to change or control them.


Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, and enhance overall well-being.

Gestalt therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the present moment and the individual's experience in the present moment.


It emphasizes personal responsibility and self-awareness, and encourages individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to insight into their own patterns and ways of being.


The goal of Gestalt therapy is to help individuals develop a greater sense of self-awareness and to live fully in the present moment

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