“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

— ANAIS NIN

Trauma

I understand trauma in all its forms. And I know how to work with trauma without retraumatizing. This is important!

*

I also specialize in working with complex, relational, and cumulative trauma (often known as C-PTSD).  I write, present and teach about that topic.  


Neurodiverse: Creative, 2e, Quirky, Gifted, Creative, ADHD, ASD …

I understand the challenges of what we’re now calling ‘neurodiversity’:  raising gifted or twice-exceptional (2e) children and living as a quirky adult.  My clinical work includes twice-exceptionality (2e): where, for example,  ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, or dyslexia might mask or interact with the complexities of being highly intelligent, sensitive, creative and a complex thinker.

*

This is one of my clinical interest areas. I write, research, and teach about these and other topics related to neurodiversity too.


Mind Body: Affect Regulation Therapy

Our minds are not separate from our bodies. My strong background in neuroscience means I understand and work with both.

*

I have extensive training in body and neuro-psychotherapy, plus I collaborate widely with other medical and health professionals.


1:1 Sessions

DESCRIPTION

 My practice is intentionally flexible.  Some people find a standard weekly session useful. For others, longer sessions, less often, is best.  We’ll discuss this together. And things change.  I will understand your needs and offer my advice on how we work together.

RATE

My fee is $185 per session.  I understand that financial situations vary and change.  I therefore also offer a sliding scale with fees between $160 – $185 as needed.

Please allow for up to 1 hour per session unless we decide otherwise.


Workshops

DESCRIPTION

A workshop is transformative learning at its best – very small groups and strong facilitation. I have created and facilitated workshops for over 30 years for organizations, businesses, families, and special interest groups.

LEARNINGS
  • Learn and practice effective communication skills
  • Develop group cohesion
  • Facilitate repair and healing in relationships
  • Use the power of group to support personal growth
  • Experience something new – art therapy, meditation, Virtues Project, etc.
  • Use the power of group to support personal growth
  • And more...

Please get in touch for rates on workshops and training


Clinical Supervision & Training

SUPPORT & LEARNING

I provide clinical supervision and professional mentoring – in-person and online.   Please contact me if you are interested. 

I also offer 1:1 and small group training in my various areas of expertise.  These training opportunities usually arise from conversations, so if you have an interest, please be in touch!


WORKSHOP EXAMPLE

Drop by Drop

This presentation and interactive session provides a unique opportunity for neurodiverse, creative, gifted or otherwise ‘out of the box’ adults to reflect on their experiences of being viewed as ‘different’, and how that has shaped their sense of who they are in the world. It also provides a new lens for health practitioners.

I introduce the concepts of ‘cumulative relational trauma’   and C-PTSD as ways to understand the origin of some emotional ups and downs, and relational difficulties. This workshop is of interest to people who are curious about their sense of not-fitting, and who want to move forward. It is also useful for clinicians and others wanting to increase their awareness of the impact of early and cumulative trauma, and useful therapeutic interventions.


TESTIMONIALS
FAQS

Want to know more?

You may well be asking yourself some questions. Feel free to contact me. And I’ve also included answers to some of the common questions I have come across.

Read FAQs