Insight and awareness lead to better choices and outcomes

KimGotlieb

  MAppSci-Crit Psych GDSE CMACA

Psychotherapist   Counsellor

Mediator

ACA-Approved Supervisor

 0408 652 394 

Surry Hills & Randwick locations

Online sessions available

Some health fund rebates available - Check fees section for eligibility

 

Specialist areas: 

Anxiety, Depression, Relationship, Sexuality,Men’s Issues, Spirituality, Gay & Gender, Life Coaching

A supportive framework to help you move towards more sustainable, creative and effective pathways in your life.

Behind our experiences are signals and structures which can be acknowledged and explored to gain insight that can support greater health and wellbeing.

This approach has been distilled through many years of Psychotherapeutic practice, informed by Process work and Narrative Therapy as well as honouring the Somatic wisdom of the body and Mindfulness.

I am on my own spiritual journey of discovery with an eclectic interest in shamanism and divination(tarot), as well as supporting the progress being made towards Psychedelic-assisted Therapy

There is a certain courage required to consider therapy. The word "courage" comes from the French “coeur” meaning “heart”. I respect your beating heart, body, mind and soul in their yearning to move towards healing, wholeness and integration.

Latest from the blog

Mind Medecine on Psychedelic-assisted Therapy

By Kim Gotlieb | September 8, 2022
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Unpacking Gender beyond Male & Female

By Kim Gotlieb | June 15, 2022

Beyond male and female, there are feminine and masculine character traits which each of us can notice and learn to move towards integrating aspects of the other polarity.

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Centrality, Facilitation & Eldership

By Kim Gotlieb | December 24, 2020

Centrality means you have the Central Position within a group, at a given moment. Primarily this relates to the person who is holding the attention of the group, either by speaking or performing of some sort. It is important to develop ever-increasing awareness of Centrality – whether it is assigned to you or others. Increased…

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Wheel of Power/Privilege

By Kim Gotlieb | December 24, 2020

This shows different forms of power and the influence of Patriarchy on our cultural biases in relation to power and privilege.

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Difference between Knowledge & Experience

By Kim Gotlieb | December 24, 2020
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Counselling to address challenges of Covid culture or awaken possibilities…

By Kim Gotlieb | April 5, 2020

There are two main reasons for considering counselling at this time. 1) Psychological concerns related to a range of situations: a) stress or overwhelm by information overload b) life changes like losing job, relationship,etc. c) loneliness due to self-isolating d) Relationship difficulties with partner,family members, children as well as a raft of other possible challenges…

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Esther Perel : In Search of Erotic Intelligence

By Kim Gotlieb | July 30, 2018
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Worldwork Theory

By Kim Gotlieb | April 6, 2018

Process work includes an approach to group facilitation called Worldwork. It a complex and sometimes intense style, which can prove transformative.

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A snapshot of a Process-oriented approach

By Kim Gotlieb | April 6, 2018

A cute video introducing the notion of differing aspects of our psychology – this and that, Yin & Yang.

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An introduction to Process Oriented Psychology

By Kim Gotlieb | April 6, 2018

Sourced from the Process Institute in Zurich, this is a great introduction to the way Process Oriented Psychology has influenced my approach.

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Testimonials

Kim is artful in the way he navigates the entanglement of moments in the thoughts and emotions that make up  our individual human experience. His spiritual understanding to reach out and tug on the fabric of reality we surround ourselves with. He guides you through turmoil with authentic attention and care, underpinned with pin-point precision that funds what always seems like the most important thing to focus on in the moment. I feel like I started to fix problems, but I continue to learn things about myself and life I never knew I needed to know. 

Brendan, 32

I am in my early 60's.  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 patient, not 'what the textbook says'.  His care, kindness and understanding of the 'patient'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 went from planning my suicide to now looking forward to the coming years.  An extraordinary practitioner who has realised the power to heal. 

Paul, 62

Testimonial from 17 y.o. lesbian with long history of gender dysphoria, suicidality, self-harm and depression

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

Kylie, 17

“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

“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

“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

He's a bit unconventional - but well worth it.

Adam, 28