GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY
Thinking together for better mental health
"Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu"
I am because you are.
People are people because of other people.
“By the crowd they have been broken; by the crowd they shall be healed”
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Group Analyst. Together we will work in the here and now, thinking together in what ever you may bring to the session: dreams, feelings, symptoms, ideas and experiences, even silences. The goal is to create meaning in order to bring about improved relationships with oneself and others, and integrated living.
I enjoy thinking together in an individual and a group setting and we will decide together which will be more effective and appropriate. I believe in the “groupness” of all of us, and will keep the social context in mind in the individual therapy session. I have an interest in transgenerational trauma and believe our understanding in the here and now can influence the impact on future generations.
In the group, we work to strengthen both the individual and the group, resulting in a better integration of the individual with his/her social network.
My work experience include 20 years of working in Mental health in private and public hospital and other settings, as well as private practice. I started my career in the UK where I worked as an Occupational Therapist and was introduced to Group Analysis in London. I continued my Group Analytic studies when I returned to South Africa and later started a private practice where I worked with people in individual and group settings. I moved to Australia and now practice in Canberra and enjoy involvement in the AAGP (Australian Association for Group Psychotherapy).
Member OT Australia
Provider number: 5584821X
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Maybe you're down or anxious, have a medical diagnosis, find managing life's demands stressful or simply want to explore your relationships. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and you can expect to be listened to in a confidential and supportive environment.
You can make contact for an appointment with or without a referral and sessions are 55 min in duration.
We will meet at the same time and place on an individual basis to explore and think together. If we decide that joining a therapy group would be appropriate and helpful, we will spend a few sessions to do group preparation before joining the group.
Group analysis is based on the view that deep lasting change can occur within a carefully formed group, whose combined membership reflects the wider norms of society. It is concerned with the relationship between you and the many groups to which you may belong. Through these group processes we can explore how the public and private aspects of your life influence one another and see how group and personal development parallel each other. Group members are supported, through shared experience and joint exploration within the group, in coming to a healthier understanding of their own situation. Democracy and co-operation are central in this approach and as such I will take a less intrusive role and become the conductor rather than director.
A Happier, Healthier You
Here For You
HOURS AND FEES
Sessions by appointment
55 min Individual session $120
90 min Group session $70
Medicare rebates available with Mental Health treatment plan.