Trauma informed Somatic Psychotherapy Sydney - Northern Beaches Psychotherapy & Counselling
Somatic Psychotherapy Sydney, psychotherapeutic treatment, psychotherapeutic therapy
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In every crisis, difficulty and broken dream – lies an opportunity for connection.

When you are hurting, overwhelmed or feel alone it can be distressing to process what is happening. It is easy to shut off and succumb to just getting by. Gradually you feel shut off from life. Without knowing, you numb yourself to not feel the pain. By doing so, you notice you also struggle to feel the joy. Somatic psychotherapy supports you in reconnecting with your feelings and with life.

A helping relationship

When you have a good connection with someone, a psychotherapist, counsellor or someone else, it is easier to find the courage and strength to get through. Difficult themes that may surface are:

  • feelings of rejection and being unworthy
  • shame and doubt in your ability
  • sadness or struggling to feel at all

By being with a trusted other, you can get through the experience without disowning the impact it is having on you. It is a path to start feeling more resilient, alive and hopeful.

A helping relationship

Human to human

Somatic Psychotherapy is a gentle counselling approach. It is appropriate for traumatic events, for example severe illness or loss. It is also helpful for other life challenges. Low self esteem, feeling alone or questions around where life is headed. To find out more about Somatic Psychotherapy or how I practise as a counsellor, keep clicking through, or send me a message.


Online Counselling

Sometimes when you need support, there is no time to access it. The Covid-19 Coronavirus also makes travelling difficult. Whilst online therapy is not the same as sitting in a room together, it is a great alternative way to get support when circumstances call for it.


Somatic Psychotherapy

In Somatic Psychotherapy & Counselling we pay attention to the feelings behind your thoughts, experiences and beliefs. By focusing on both feelings and thoughts, we “teach” the brain to react differently. This strengthens your sense of self and opens you up to feeling increasingly at peace with yourself and with life.

Hand reaching out over water symbolising the receiving of counselling support during depression


Stress and depression tend to go together. If we are exposed to enough uncontrollable stress, one way to defend ourselves is to learn to become helpless. For more information about depression and how to contact me, please click here.

cancer support

Cancer Support

Going through cancer is an extraordinarily difficult and life changing experience. For many it is an emotionally isolating time. It is difficult to find someone who can really listen, understand and support you. More information about cancer support and my experience with cancer here.


Relationship Issues

Relationships are the most rewarding things we have in life. They can also be the most challenging. They make us grow or they make us smaller. If you are looking for individual support from a counsellor near you, click here.

Bereavement is life changing. The image illustrates loss and how unexplainable it is. Counselling with a grief specialist is a place to be allowed to feel what you feel

Grief and Loss

Loss and grief are inevitable parts of life. If you have met death, it is not possible to live like you used to after. To read more about my approach to grief and bereavement, please click here.

addiction is a response to emotional pain and therapy or counselling can help


Addiction is a form of response to emotional pain. In the short term, substances help numb or drown out negative, unwelcome feelings. More about the Somatic Psychotherapy approach to addiction here.



Anxiety affects our bodies and gives us an internal sense of dread. These overwhelming emotions are destabilising. When anxiety carries you away, it can feel life limiting. More about my counselling approach to anxiety here.


Postnatal depression

You have been longing to love this baby. When overwhelm and fatigue take over, it is a shaming and isolating experience. For perinatal depression resources and information about how to get in contact with me, please click here.