Counselling based on Buddhist
psychology and mindfulness
I trained at the Karuna Institute in Core Process Psychotherapy. I have a degree in Social Sciences and a Masters degree in Psychotherapy. I have been in private practice since 1999, working with a wide range of clients.
I began practising Buddhism in 1973 and yoga in 1986, and since 1993 I have been teaching yoga. These two activities are central to my life; both complement and enhance my work as a counsellor.
Why Come to Counselling?
Through our lives, we experience a variety of life situations: cycles of relative ease and well-being; times of great stress and difficulty. The cause of our difficulties may be known - a failed or failing relationship, bereavement, work - or unknown.
Our difficulties may be experienced as frustrations, agitation, pain, fear, lack of confidence, flatness, depression - and overall a reduced quality of enjoyment from life. We can fall into habitual ways of seeing, thinking and doing, losing touch with what is deepest in ourselves and the full extent of our possibilities. If we are not careful, these clouded moments can stretch out and become our lives.
Although most clients enter into a therapeutic relationship for reasons of difficulty, for some the motivation is simply the desire to grow in awareness, to become more true to oneself, to reawaken more spontaneity and aliveness.
Why Learn Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a natural quality that we all have. Much like breathing it’s available to us all the time. When we are mindful, we’re fully present in the moment, and there is only the moment NOW. We create space for ourselves: space to think, space to breathe, space to choose instead of automatically reacting.
Counselling sessions last one hour, and cost $100.
Mindfulness Training Course $450 - 6 weekly sessions.
If you cancel a session within 24 hours of an appointment you pay the full rate. Earlier cancellations are not charged for.