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Shushann is a highly experienced and mature counsellor, psychotherapist and coach. She is a clinical member of PACFA and is the author of best-selling book, Puberty Girl (2004 Allen and Unwin).
As a holistic psychotherapist I draw on western psychological practices and eastern approaches to health and healing that create an integration of mind, body and spirit. Mental and emotional disturbances experienced from anxiety, depression, grief, 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 behaviors that help reduce pain symptoms, calm your nervous system and open up channels for your healing.
An integrated approach to working with clients supports you to feel more empowered and emotionally stable, to experience greater clarity and resilience. This inevitably has a positive flow on effect on your relationships.
Some of the methods I use include:
These methods have been valuable in working with individuals as well as couples. Each client is supported in their long term healing in creating greater ease and self acceptance in their lives.
Using a Process Oriented Approach to Psychotherapy
I believe we are innately drawn towards living our wholeness – that our relationship conflicts, physical and emotional disturbances and dreams are our unconscious attempt to do so. I offer my knowledge and experience with compassion, safety and awareness.
Dr Arnold Mindell, the founder of Process Oriented Psychology, was originally a physicist and later a Jungian analyst in the late 1970’s. He developed a framework for encouraging clients to identify with unconscious experience through ‘unfolding’. Mindell found that body experiences and symptoms, life disturbances and recurring relationship issues mirror our night dreams and are meaningful expressions of the unconscious.
The unfolding process develops a heightened awareness of how we communicate and engage with the world around us. When we approach with curiosity and respect we are able to discover an inner order and coherence that can bring new meaning and positive purpose to our personal and collective growth.
“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)
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