Introducing our Facilitators
My passion is to inspire you, motivate you and introduce you to that awesome being that you have been hiding or protecting. This part of YOU that is longing for expression in a more passionate and meaningful way. Your souls’ longing, if not explored and expressed, can lead to all manner of discomfort; mentally, emotionally and physically. This is a representation of something missing in your life.
This emptiness can manifest as; depression, anxiety, fears/phobias, addictions, relationship problems, sleeping disorders, just to name a few. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Gestalt Psychotherapist and Counsellor I work therapeutically using a wide range of techniques including imagery and metaphor. It’s fascinating how the un conscious mind relates to images and story in a way that promotes healing. When you shift you mind out of the way, with all its preconditioned reactions, the un conscious responds to find new operating programs to offer you a better result.
My own journey began 35 years ago, when after a strict Catholic upbringing I found myself in the divorce court. Divorce..big sin No.1 Now, as though this wasn’t enough, add three years and I wanted to get married again…really big sin No.2. I can still remember how this trauma disempowered me, leaving me feeling helpless and powerless. As ridiculous as this all seems to me now, I actually really suffered terribly. How would I ever reconcile my life with my beliefs? Then it occurred to me; are these really MY beliefs? My quest for a way forward, meaning, truth and restored faith had begun.
I began with Metaphysical studies, followed by Astrology and Reiki. As my horizons broadened, my anxiety lessened and my life took on new purpose and meaning. I later studied Gestalt Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy which both led to my breakthrough. I’m not who I was told I was, I am everything I can become! And it’s the same for YOU.
Gestalt Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy open your mind and flood your consciousness with possibility. This enables you to discard old beliefs and ways of being that no longer serve who you are NOW. This creates the space for the emergence of the authentic you to step forward and claim the life you imagine for yourself.
I absolutely adore my work; I consider it a true privilege to enter the intimate world of my clients. Every therapy sessions is unique, no two clients are treated the same way. It’s all about YOU.
Passion for living is essential if you are to live your best life. My greatest desire is to inspire and motivate you to live that life. I will be open and honest with you, provide a safe environment enabling the support you require to move through your restrictions. I am open and happy to share my own life story. I believe that by truly offering authentic connection the ground is prepared for a compassionate, safe healing environment built on mutual trust.
Come and join us in Ubud Bali for our Passion for Living Retreat, where I’d love nothing more than to be the bearer of the flame that arouses your passion.
Phone: 0412 43 50 65
I am passionate about the work I do. I love supporting clients in need, who are experiencing or have experienced hardship, trauma, abuse, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders or stress. I work with clients to facilitating change through the combination of Gestalt Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Resource Therapy and Astrology. Using this integrative approach, clients have experienced profound positive results.
My personal journey commenced 25 years ago. After the traumatic breakdown of my marriage, I got to the stage where I wanted to find my life purpose and more importantly to find me. So my healing journey began and I started studying in the fields of Psychotherapy, Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Resource Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Astrology.
I feel that bringing all of my life experiences as well as the history and learning of my own personal journey, I am able to bring compassion, understanding and wisdom into my work. It never feels like work to me as I honestly love what I do. Passing on my knowledge and wisdom is my purpose and I do this by teaching and facilitating groups and retreats.
I am blessed to work as a facilitator at the Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation https://www.questforlife.com.au/about/facilitators
I have previously been on faculty as a trainer at Hypnotherapy Training Australia (HTA) and at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), however, attending to my own self care and balance in my life, I now like to focus more on running retreats, mentoring and training other therapists and supporting clients so you can be the best version of YOU.
I look forward to spending time with you at one of our many retreats in Bali and Australia, where a safe, supportive environment for healing and transformation is provided. Working with an integrated approach, I offer support in a transparent and open way which enables connection between mind, body and emotions.
The following flexible and holistic techniques and therapies will be applied at the Passion for Living retreats:
- Gestalt therapy
- Resource Therapy
- Awareness exercises
- Role play
- Somatic or body work
- Art therapy
- Guided visualisation
- Astrological circle work
- Experientially learning
I am also passionate about supporting other Therapists and students with their professional development and self care. At Replenish Soulful Retreats for Therapists, there is an opportunity for you to connect with other Counsellors, Therapists, Psychologists, Hypnotherapists, and Psychotherapists. You can drop into a safe space where you can learn from each other, pull back, relax and have some fun. You will also develop new skills (PACFA, AHA and ACA accredited PD points) which will enhance your work and enable you to be the best version of YOU.
At Replenish Retreat each part of your system – your mind, body and soul – will be nourished so that when you leave you will have a clearer vision of who you are and your life purpose.
For more information please contact me or visit my web site.