I am by nature an optimist and an adventurer. I have journeyed into the mind and spirit for 40 years. I am committed to transformation and depth, for myself and others.
I work therapeutically with individuals, couples, families, and also organisations.
My training includes:
I have studied with many world class therapists including Joseph Zinker, Lynne Jacobs, Jeffrey Zeig, and have worked alongside well know Gestalt trainers such as Tucker Fella in China.
My background also includes theatre and clowning, street theatre, community activism, meditation philosophy and practice. I have run several businesses, including a vegetarian cafe, a sign writing business, and a food co-operative.
I founded the Northern Rivers Gestalt Institute – a four year post graduate program that achieved registration with the education department. I was director of the program for 17 years, and responsible for all aspects of school including curriculum development, supervision, training and assessment.
I have developed a unique process called Career Decision Coaching™, which integrates a number of approaches in one focused session, and helps people find their ideal career path.
I regularly teach in the US, Mexico, China and Japan through Gestalt Therapy International. One of my specialisations is in the area of psychotherapy and spirituality. I am director of Spiritual Psychology at Ryokan College.
I am the author of a bestselling book for men called The Woman In Your Life – A Man's Guide to a Happy Relationship. I am working to have it published in Chinese in the future.
I enjoy my work, and find a great deal of satisfaction from helping people move through their challenges, towards self discovery and empowerment. I find teaching and training particularly rewarding, and I integrate theory and experiential approaches in my educational approach.
I have 5 grown children (including 2 step children) and 4 grandchildren. I am fascinated by systems theory and cybernetics, and am currently a doctoral student, working on a thesis about the interpersonal dimensions of power.
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