How I work with clients
I am a registered social worker with the ‘Australian Association of Social Workers’ focussing my career to become a mental health practitioner. In keeping with standard practise in the mental health industry I have regular ongoing supervision with an experienced clinical supervisor who supports my practice. When I work with individuals I trust that they have the wisdom necessary to work through their current life challenges, and see my role as a co-researcher with them to facilitate their growth and healing. My core practice is with Narrative Therapy, and I also use elements from mindfulness practices as well as a cutting edge body-based modality called Heartschool. With these tools I support and guide people to re-author their narrative, simultaneously working with tension in the body (no touch, just gentle observations) in order to raise awareness around unconscious stress responses. I also find it beneficial to guide people through a process inspired by Dr. Rosalind Watts’ ‘ACE’ model (Accept, Connect, Embody), which is the model developed for use at Imperial College London in their clinical trials with psychedelics.