The Approach

“Increased Awareness Leads to Better Choices and Outcomes"

Anxiety : Depression : Relationship : Sexuality : Men's Issues : Spirituality :

Life Coaching :  Gay & Gender : Disability : Addiction : Youth


Highlighted Testimonials:

- Susan, 17

"In the past, I have worked with dozens of professionals, yet I never felt that my situation was changing or that I was moving forward. After being released from a psychiatric ward, I was referred to Kim by my psychologist. Hesitant at the time, I began to arrange weekly sessions, without much hope of things being different with him than the others. For the first few weeks, I would go to the sessions to make my parents feel safe and happy. But, after these few quirky weeks, I began learning things from Kim to help me handle hardships in my everyday life. I was able to open up to him as I would do with a close friend. After I started seeing Kim, I’d never felt so invigorated. He is not the typical psychologist. We’d do creative tasks and exercises in order to role play different parts of myself, helping me change things for the better. Every session, he’ll ask what I want to work on this week, allowing me to take responsibly of my life and my issues. I started to feel completely comfortable in his presence and began making tremendous progress for the first time. I finally felt that there was a future ahead of me and that I could make it through these hard times. I’d felt safe, supported and somewhat happy for the first time in years. I’d finally found someone who I felt wanted to help me and not just fix the problem. We were able to role play my different internal thoughts and how to challenge them in order to not allow them to take over me like they've done in the past. Kim's unique approach allowed me to feel comfortable and trustworthy of him. I can honestly sat that Kim has changed my life and I wouldn't be here without him. He allowed me to see myself getting through this and to look forward to the future I desire. Kim is one of the most amazing people I have ever worked with or even met and I am eternally grateful to have found him."

 

- Brian, 62

Having majored in psychology, and experienced psychological and psychiatric sessions, Kim stands out as a remarkable therapist and healer.  In some extraordinary way, he is able to connect with the needs of the client, not 'what the textbook says'.  His care, kindness and understanding of the 'client's pain' is balanced by respectful challenges and confrontations, which are essential if substantive healing is to occur.    Thanks to Kim's brilliant work, I have moved beyond my depression, to now looking forward to the coming years.  An extraordinary practitioner who has realised the power to heal.



I like to create a relaxed, informal and creative setting, in which we are working together, to bring insight and meaning to the challenges of the day. My approach is client-centred, providing a safe and supportive culture that makes space for whatever is meaningful in the unfolding process.

I value the inate wisdom and humanity of my clients, including somatic information stored at the visceral level of the body.

Behind all of our experiences are “dreaming processes”, which may be just a little outside our awareness. When skillfully unfolded, they can reveal an expanded perspective, which leads to more satisfaction and fulfilment in our lives. These can be consolidated with lifeskills and practices that provide ongoing support  beyond the therapeutic experience. A nurturing environment, making space for expression across the range of emotions.

I  use Mindfulness practice when it suits, to support an engaged relationship with the body and the present moment. Mindfulness Meditation

The therapeutic relationship itself is a dynamic tool of self-discovery, providing a crucible of possibility to explore matters of the heart, trust, fear, surrender, joy & ectasy - as well as all the limitations, barriers and resistance which may be wrestled with or massaged into alignment with the best of all possible worlds.

My intention is to assist clients in moving toward feeling good about who you are, as well as strengthening your sense of place and value in the world.

While this approach can be applied to most areas of interest or concern, I have significant experience dealing with the following:



EAP - Employment Assistance Programme

Some of my clinics are conducted through the EAP program, which provides short term support, funded by your workplace. You may want to enquire whether your organisation supports this scheme.

 

NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme

Working with clients and Support Workers to optimise daily living outcomes.



Short or Long term

I am available for short and long term work, though recommend working in 10 session blocks. We will discuss the level of attention placed on specific goals and outcomes. Coaching has a significantly shorter timeframe for results, than a psychotherapeutic approach. This work calls for a considerable investment of time, money and effort and I believe both client and therapist have a responsibility for movement towards difference-making outcomes.

Homework

Not a required aspect of my practise. However, I believe that this is a great opportunity for you to maximise the benefit of our work. This may include applying various strategies during the period between sessions. It can range from journalling, exercise and meditation, to simply holding a thought or perspective in your consciousness. Sometimes it is useful to track behaviours or tendencies as they arise in your day-to-day awareness.

Email Support

Where necessary, I can provide a measure of email support, during our work together.

Online skype or Phone sessions - National or International

Benefits:

  • Accessing my specialist expertese from anywhere in the world.
  • Making this work available to people living in isolated regions.
  • Addressing issues which may be sensitive in nature.
  • Maintaining continuity for clients who travel frequently.

 

Testimonials

“Kim has an engaging style that helped me to learn more about myself and how to change stuff that was tricky” - John, 26
“He seemed to make the most complicated situations, seem to have a simple message that I could take home and apply in my every-day life.” - Steven, 42

“I immediately felt a sense of calm, that made it easy to talk about whatever.”
- Stephanie, 30

 

“His work with sexuality and intimacy is definitely at the leading edge of anything that is around.” - Heath, 32

 

“I felt held by a big heart, and given the strength to stand up and be counted.” - Patricia, 63

 

“ It was great that we could develop some practical strategies to address my concerns. I think the homework was as important as our session times.” - Grant, 34

“ I felt like he was ‘real’, that he knew what I was talking about because he could also relate - unlike some therapists who seem a bit above it all.” - Jordan, 46

 

“If you want to make some changes, then Kim is your man. He has a sensitive and insightful mind, which can really shift the way you see things.” - Kathy, 51

 

“I was surprised how much fun we had. He has a disarming creative style that really makes a difference.” - James, 28

“What a relief to find someone I felt comfortable with, who seemed to understand me better than I know myself, and could give me the courage to make some changes.” - Malcolm, 56

Kim has a wealth of knowledge from lots of different areas, that he is very generous in sharing. Sometimes he will share a quote or an idea that absolutely hits the spot. - Dean, 40

I really appreciate the follow up emails. They strengthen the "take home" factor and  help me to integrate the work. Steven, 24

A free-flowing and natural style, while developing useful structures which have helped address my depression. Kim is kind and warm-hearted. It is a time to let go and reflect. - David, 38

Kim is  so insightful. He also manages to cut through the chatter to get to the core of the issue. In two words, he gave me such a valuable tool, that really helps.  - Steven, 45