The experiences we’ve had throughout our lives from birth to adulthood – and the people we have around us – have a profound impact on how we approach our lives and our relationships. These experiences literally shape who we are, our experience of the world and how we respond to it.

Through psychotherapy we can shine a light on our past and observe how it affects our day to day existence. Through the relationship with the therapist we can begin to build  our inner resources and develop a greater capacity for reflection which leads to a deeper understanding of our lives and the ways in which the past influences us now – and points to the ways in which we can change.

Somatic psychotherapy adds a whole new dimension to verbal therapies by recognising that our sense of ourselves is informed by all of the sensory information that is available from our body.  When we pay attention to the body we are influencing what is happening in our mind. In this way – with the right assistance and in ‘good company’ – we build our awareness and develop a more stable, embodied sense of self.

This embodied sense of self encompasses our feelings and emotions, our relationships with those around us, guides how we respond when rising to the challenges of everyday life – and much more besides.

If you’d like to discuss or make an appointment

— including via Telehealth —

contact Hugh at Thirroul or Bondi Junction on 0430 436 605