About MeI’ve worked for over “20 years as a psychotherapist, counsellor and coach with a private practice in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs... Read more
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Shushann is a experienced and mature counsellor, psychotherapist and soul life coach. She is a clinical member of PACFA and is the author of best-selling book, Puberty Girl (2004 Allen and Unwin).
As a heart centred, holistic psychotherapist I draw on western psychological practices and eastern approaches to health and healing that integrate mind, body and spirit for individuals as well as couples. Mental and emotional disturbances experienced from anxiety, depression, grief, betrayal, anger or relationship difficulties impact our immune system, cloud our thinking and our ability to deal with everyday stressors. My work is to support you to put into practice behaviours that help reduce pain symptoms, calm your nervous system and open up channels for wellbeing, creativity and positive purpose.
An integrated approach is about empowering you to get more stable emotional and experience greater clarity and resilience in your personal and professional life.
My work is different from ‘talk therapy’ in that I support my clients to drop from the ideas in their mind and into their direct experience of ‘this moment’ in their body. Their direct perception of what is going on INSIDE. My approach is process oriented in that it is about letting go of the concepts of the mind and relying deeply on the insight and shift that occurs when we shine the light of our awareness on whatever is unfolding in our direct experience.
When we look at an issue or a relationship problem the direction is to turn in to what’s going on internally and by listening with intent, like we are looking through a microscope, moving through the layers and fine tuning in order to see what is underneath. This allows our inner resources to show up beyond concepts.
What is underneath is very often completely different to what we may see on the surface level of the mind. In supporting you to become open to, or receptive to, your direct experience we are working on uncovering the layers. A big part of this is to really slow down. To shift gears and get out of the speed in which our mind wants to grasp, label and understand. That can be like an ongoing and familiar loop that moves around our minds but creates no further shift, but actually frustration. Going deeper bypasses the cognitive mind and into a deeper soul response. So the practice of our work is to slow down enough or become still enough for the wisdom that is there to unfold. It is never a wisdom from the mind.
Some of the methods and practices I draw from include:
These methods have been valuable in working with individuals as well as couples. Each client is supported with tools and resources that they can put into immediate practice for their long term healing and stabilising their experience of wellness.
“Thank you Shushann for helping us around some of the blindspots and holes we’d fall into around our communication. We’re starting to feel a little hope again that we can get through this rough patch in our life.” (Jeremy and Katrina – Sydney)
“Shushann has helped me through some really difficult times. I’ve appreciated her kindness and experienced support.” (Richard – Melbourne)
“I was very impressed by Shushann’s deep insight and ability to easily pick up on my issues and suggest ways of dealing with them. I found her non-judgemental and patient, which meant I felt safe and able to openly discuss things.”
(Sally – Sydney)
“Dear Shushann, You’re teaching me so much. I feel blessed and honoured to have you on ‘my team’. Thank you so much for your care.” (Mia – Sydney)
“Thank you so much for your generosity and insight with these beautiful keys to wellness. Wonderful reminders to valuable practices that resonate with me :)” (Michele -Toronto, Canada)
Our best answers come from within, even if we’ve heard fabulous advice from without. There is merit and grace in saying ‘thank you’ and allowing time and space to see whether the advice you’ve been given has resonance for you internally. Sometimes we need to wait, to be patient for the ‘cosmic download’ to emerge from the quiet within. As we do so, we may notice subtle shifts and sensations in our body that alert us when to move forward, to act and when to wait.
To find out more, take a moment to watch my video below on tuning into your Inner Guidance System.
Learn more about how you can start tuning into your inner Guidance System.
For more information about Shushann’s practice, go to About.