What methods do I use?

Modality Level of Training
See links for more information
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)


Accredited Practitioner
Advanced Protocols; Attachment Informed EMDR www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/
Brainspotting Certified Therapist
Level 1 + 2 + 3
Advanced Protocolswww.brainspotting.com/about-bsp/what-is-brainspotting/
Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) Part 1 + 2 + 3


Internal Family Systems (IFS) Certification Training Level 1 + 2
Continuity Program (4 years)www.ifs-institute.com
Schema therapy Advanced methods  (US + Dutch trainings)


Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1 + 2


Relational Life Therapy Level 1


Attachment/Relationship 3 Pillar Approach for Attachment Disturbances

Core Conflict Relational Themes (CCRT)


Heart Math Certified Practitioner
Resilient Heart Trauma Training www.heartmath.com/science/
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) Basic + Advanced; Social Phobia


Hakomi Character Structure


“Trauma can be anything that happens too much, too fast, too soon, too long, coupled with not enough of what should have happened that was resourcing.”
— Resmaa Menakem

“Trauma is not what happens to you. It’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you. Trauma is that scarring that makes you less flexible, more rigid, less feeling and more defended.”
— Dr Gabor Mate.

In 2018, ICD-11 (World Health Organisation) recognised Complex PTSD as an official diagnosis:

  1. Core PTSD symptoms (Re-experiencing, Hypervigilance, Avoidance)
  2. Severe and pervasive problems in Emotional Regulation
  3. Negative Self Concept
  4. Persistent difficulties in Sustaining Relationships and feeling close to others

Over the years, many clients with layers of trauma have found their way to me.  I’ve trained in several approaches to better facilitate client healing and flourishing.  Each client is unique, so a large toolkit allows a tailored approach using different combination of methods.

Trauma training

My training with international experts include Dr Janina Fisher (4 year training + beyond) and numerous modules with Kathy Steele, Dr Bessel van der Kolk, Dr Bruce Perry, Babette Rothschild, Peter Levine, Dr Gabor Mate and Bonnie Badenoch.  Training in Polyvagal theory has been with Dr Stephen Porges and Deb Dana.  Neuroscience training was with Dr Dan Siegel, Dr Lou Cozolino, Dr Frank Corrigan and Linda Thai.

Certification training was undertaken with A/Prof Christopher Lee and Graham Taylor (EMDR and Schema Therapy), Dr Roby Ables and Dr David Grand (Brainspotting), Paul Ginter and Einat Borstein (Internal Family Systems, including Intergenerational Trauma Healing).  Advanced trauma methods training was undertaken with Kathy Steele, Prof Ad de Jongh and Suzy Matthijssen.

Behavioural addictions

Specialist modules include the application of EMDR (e.g. Robert Miller’s Feeling State Protocol), Brainspotting (Dr Roby Ables), and Internal Family Systems (Cece Sykes, Dr Frank Anderson).

Attachment training

The work of John Bowlby is seminal in the field.  I have trained with A/Prof Daniel P. Brown (Harvard: 3 Pillar Approach), Dianne Poole Heller, Mark Brayne (UK: Attachment Informed EMDR)

Relationship/couple training

Initial training included an internship at Relationships Australia.  This was followed by specific training with John and Julie Gottman (Gottman Institute), Terry Real (Relational Life Therapy) and Ellyn Bader (Couple’s Institute) and A/Prof Daniel P. Brown (Harvard; Core Conflict Relational Themes).

As with many psychologists, I’m also trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Clinical Hypnosis.