I am an accredited member of the Australian Counselling Association, a certified Circle of Security Parent Coach and Approved NDIS Provider. I have also done a lot of my own healing work so understand what it takes!
I work with compassion and a deep respect for your innate wisdom and like to keep things fun and authentic. Core theories I integrate include; Focusing (Somatic Body Processing), Relational Neuroscience, Child Development, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, The Gottman Method, Nonviolent Communication, Attachment and Mindfulness.
Professional development, practitioners and modalities influencing my approach:
Therapeutic approach: Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing, Sarah Peyton, Inner Bonding, Elaine N. Aron, Kristen Neff, Brene Brown (practitioner workshop), John Bradshaw.
Relationships: Harville Hendrix, Stan Tatkin, Emotion Focused Technique, Terry Real, Ether Perel, David Deida, Conscious Uncoupling (Katherine Woodward Thomas), Pia Melody, Non-Violent Communication, John & Julie Gottman.
Conflict & Communication: Marshall Rosenberg, Dominic Barter's Restorative Circles.
ASD, Parenting & Attachment: Gabor Mate, Social Stories, Emotion Coaching, Floortime (ASD Intervention), Circle of Security, Core Sensitivity (advanced attachment adaptation strategies), Steve Biddulph, Aware Parenting, Tony Attwood, Sue Larkey, Secret Agent Society, Non-Violent Communication.
Complex Trauma & PTSD: Complex PTSD, Richard Grannon, Pete Walker.
Existential: Irvin Yalom, Byron Katie, Marianne Williamson, Transcendental Meditation, Stephanie Dowrick, Pema Chodron, Tara Brach, Rudolf Steiner.
Feedback from clients after 1:1 work with Emily
“Wow, what an incredibly powerful approach to healing! This was the second Focusing session I have had with Emily, and both times I have been profoundly moved by the insights revealed. Emily intentionally guides you to focus in on thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations with curiosity and kindness. In doing so, permission is somehow granted to speak out honestly about past or present hurts, vulnerabilities, or challenges. Even from this sensitive place, however, I felt completely safe, completely held, and completely supported. Emily breaks the ice so gently that for a moment you aren’t even aware the ice has been broken. With very little effort on my part at all, it was like I could somehow piece things together, and in doing so, was able to safely transform or let go of anything that was no longer necessary for my highest good. What an honour to be working with someone so deeply caring and wonderfully gifted. I feel so thankful for your amazing sensitivity and compassion. Emily, thank you for the person that you are and for the amazing work that you do!” Sarah, Gold Coast
"Emily brings with her a wealth of different modalities and such diverse experience, to deliver her work in a focused, compassionate and truly connected way. I find my ongoing work with Emily to be profound. The insights I gain through her knowledge, presence and care have really helped me in being able to push through ingrained patterns and stumbling blocks, allowing me to move forward in a happier and more connected way. Emily has always taken time and care, in her reflections, being fully present, really taking time to get to know me and my past history and future goals. Thank you Emily for helping me to grow into the person that I enjoy being." Mel, Byron Bay
"I went to Emily to help me with my little girls and she was amazing. Not only did she help me with my girls, she also helped me see things I would have never seen about myself and made me understand everything on how I deal with them. Truely life changing. I would highly recommend her." Emma, Mullumbimby