About Me


Midway through life and a career in General  Practice I started my Gestalt journey, looking for a more heartfelt connection with myself and others. I am delighted to now offer my clients what Gestalt therapy offered me, life, lived more fully and vibrantly through healing and personal growth. The creativity of gestalt combined with the many avenues of my own seeking for peace manifest in my work. I practice as a GP with mental health specialty in the Brisbane CBD, and also as a Psychotherapist in private practice. I am expanding my practice into teaching roles with medical students and facilitating peer support groups as well as the ever present challenge of raising two boys with my partner, Harri. Through convening the 2014 GANZ conference I have become passionate about Gestalt community development and hope to contribute to the growth of professional development communities, peer support groups and process groups throughout Australia and New Zealand. Connection ensures health and wellbeing, I know this for my clients and I desire it for myself and every other Gestalt therapist in this community. As we build Gestalt community we support ourselves to grow, develop and be our best selves for our families, friends and our clients.
2017 has seen the start of a wonderful new project in concert with Sonja Varendorff, Opening to Life retreat in Bali. See the Bali retreat for more information!




Degrees

  • BSc, University of Qld, 1985
  • MBBS, University of Qld, 1987
  • MRCGP, Royal College of GP, 1995
  • Masters Gestalt Therapy, Gestalt Therapy Brisbane, 2011
  • Certificate, GAP introductory course, Guild of Analytical Psychologists, London 2014
Membership of professional organisations
  • Royal Australian College of General Practice
  • Gestalt Australia New Zealand
  • Medical Indemnity Professional Service
  • Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy