Welcome to CLARITY of SELF
This website describes my Canberra based clinical counselling and psychotherapy practice, Clarity of Self which offers:
- Face to face, individual psychodynamic psychotherapy.
- Counselling – client focused and directed, trauma informed.
Phone and skype sessions are available by prior arrangement.
The aim of therapy is ultimately to lessen your pain and discomfort. Together we will explore your feelings so that you can feel supported to become more free and content in your self. What you bring to therapy to discuss or work on is your choice. It can be a single issue or concern, or a general dissatisfaction with your way of being in the world and your self. We will progress at your pace, creating safety and mutual understanding as we go.
My approach to doing therapy links to the ideas within Humanistic Psychology which affirms “the inherent value and dignity of human beings” and advocates that self-actualisation is attainable for every person. My perspective is that we (all of us) are natural survivors who have learnt ways to be that have both helped and hindered us. Therapy with me offers you an opportunity to explore your self and make changes within a relationship that is supportive and optimistic.
From a basic psychodynamic orientation, I incorporate other modalities in my work such as Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I include a focus on bodily emotional experience (somatic awareness). The body holds a wisdom that is true. Voicing or interpreting what the body already knows helps us to further understand our selves, allowing for change and insight. Our body is our vessel which contains us and is us.
Psychotherapy and counselling sessions are 50 minutes in length and are by appointment only.
Make a first appointment for us to meet and learn a bit about each other, then an initial 3 or 4 sessions is recommended to begin. It is important you feel I am someone you can work with.
Fees – My full fee is $120 per session. For private clients who are also concession holders I charge a modified fee – please enquire. Fees are due at the completion of the session and can be paid by cash, direct debit, or by credit card. Credit card payments attract a fee of 2%.
The clinic – below is a picture of me and then the clinic – the building, the ground floor clinic door and then one of the chairs in my room at Thrive Therapies. The clinic space is private, quiet and calm. When you enter the building, go straight ahead across the foyer. The door to Thrive Therapies is directly ahead and offset to the left. Enter the clinic and wait in the waiting room which is directly to the right when inside the front door. This is a roomy and quiet space. I will collect you from the waiting room at the appointment time. Bathrooms are located in the building foyer to the left of the front door of the building as you enter. Parking is available in the surrounding streets and is meter parking. The clinic is close to the city so the bus and light rail are not far away.