PHILOSOPHY

We all share basic needs such as the needs for safety, acceptance, boundaries, authenticity and connection. I believe we are each doing our best to adapt to the world we find ourselves in driven by these needs. However, the strategies we learned when very young can become counter-productive in adulthood, leading to troubling internal and interpersonal patterns that can be difficult to understand and change on one’s own.

 

Psychotherapy is a relational experience in which we reshape, or ‘rewire’, our expectations about our internal & interpersonal worlds. I endeavour always to maintain a compassionate clarity & willingness to explore what presents to, and at the edges of, our awareness. My position is less as the expert, and more as an ever curious collaborator and supporter in your healing journey.

 

I consider it an enormous privilege to participate in, and be witness to, another’s openness and vulnerability when the heart of the matter is touched in a moment in time. I provide a therapeutic environment imbued with safety, respect, acceptance and deep listening as I seek to understand and support you to move towards self-awareness & self-acceptance.

APPROACH

I work from a Humanistic and Psychodynamic framework. Key influences in my way of working come from Buddhist Psychology and Mindfulness, as well as Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT) for both the individual and couples work that I do.

 

I also use Eye Movement Desensitisation & Refocussing (EMDR) in working with trauma and also with fixed & unhelpful belief systems.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (2004)
  • Degree in Arts with Honours (2000)
  • Diploma of Natural Therapies (1986)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (www.psychology.org.au)
  • Member of the Counselling College of the APS
  • Member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (ICEEFT)

 

 

 

Membership of the APS requires a high level of training, knowledge and skills and a commitment to abide by the guidelines for professional conduct, responsibilities and confidentiality that are defined by the Society's Code of Ethics.

 

 

 

LOCATION

Coffs Harbour

Harbour Therapy Clinic, Suite 1 / 364a Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Jetty. NSW, 2450

Phone: 0425 794085

Email: mandy@mandypeyton.com.au