Welcome. I’m Kaye. I thought that perhaps it might be useful for you to know a little more about me, to help you decide if a session with me could support you somehow. Many years ago, before I had any clue I would one day be sitting here in the therapist’s chair doing what I love, I tried therapy myself, several times, before I found the right modality, and the right person to help me. I have a strong belief in building a good therapeutic relationship based upon honesty and trust, and this process begins at the very first meeting, where my client is invited to assess, with me, if we are a good fit. I am clear in my mission to help heal as many hearts as I can, and I am here to help the people who need the type of support I can provide.
So, what am I offering you?
A safe space for you to be seen with compassion, heard without judgement, and have your feelings validated.
A commitment to understanding the way you make meaning of your life and past experiences in the present moment.
An opportunity to explore your limitations, and then transform these into a more unrestricted way of being in the world.
An invitation to experiment with creative processes to discover new parts of yourself, or rediscover old, forgotten parts of yourself, and integrate those into your present day.
A new lens through which to view yourself in your relationships with yourself, others, and your environment.
A deeper awareness of who you are.
I have an Applied Science degree in Medical Radiation Technology and have worked in the medical industry on and off for the past 25 years.
A couple of years into my career, I began noticing how many people arrived for a procedure and also had a personal story to tell. I used to think that perhaps I just needed to make them a cup of tea, sit them down, and listen!
Following the birth of my first child, I became interested in the underlying emotional causes of illness from holding chronic stress and tension in the body. My second child inspired me to learn more about emotional regulation; I became attuned in Reiki and studied Australian Bush Flower Essences.
After the birth of my third child, I became deeply aware of the importance of a well regulated the family system, the benefits of attachment parenting, and the effects of changes in family dynamics on both individuals and the family system. I turned to Gestalt therapy to help me make meaning of all the changes in my relationships, and after one session, I signed up to study an Advanced Diploma.
I completed my training in December 2014, at Terrigal Gestalt Institute, and in 2016 I also completed facilitator training in Family Constellations in Sydney with Maria Dolenc. I now operate a private practice in Blacksmiths, NSW.
The hardest battle is to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else.
- E. E. Cummings
Gestalt Therapy is a form of psychotherapy which supports the client to maintain their focus on the here and now, or present moment.
Often, we inherit beliefs from our ancestors which, when kept hidden in our subconscious, can prevent us from moving forward in our lives.
Artistic talent is absolutely unnecessary for this process, and often the very act of creating something tangible, in the absence of pressure to excel, can be very healing in and of itself.