ABOUT SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
After a few personal negative experiences with more traditional healing methods, I began to explore other disciplines …and came across this contemporary approach. Soma is a Greek word meaning ‘the living body’. With this holistic approach, thought, emotion and bodily experience are understood as inter-functioning aspects of the person’s whole being. The more I studied, the more excited I became. This approach resonated so strongly with my own ideas, feelings, and bodily sensations, I felt like I had ‘come home’.
I work within a strong ethical code of practice, which clearly outlines the boundaries appropriate for a therapeutic relationship. I am also quality assured and professionally registered as a full clinical member through the peak professional body PACFA – the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, Inc.
I love to share what I do with audiences. I was a guest speaker at the 2012 Self Psychology Empathink conference in Canberra and at the ASPA conference based in Melbourne. In 2015 I was a guest speaker at the ASPA based Sydney Conference and also presented the paper in Melbourne at the professional development forum for psychotherapists. In 2018 I was invited to present a paper at the Psychoanalytic Self Psychology Conference on couples’ work. From 2012 – 2016 I was also a sought after facilitator with Relationships Australia, and led highly successful weekend couples workshops called Strengthening Relationships.