In person & Online Counselling & Psychotherapy

 

Learn To Listen To The Wisdom 
Of The Body

Listen to the Wisdom Of Your Body

There is more wisdom in your body than in the deepest philosophy - Nitzsche

Those who have a why to live can bear with almost any how

Hi, I'm Ronnie

Helping empowering others to a more fulfilling sense of self, and restoring peace in their lives, is something that gives me the utmost fulfilment in my life. Ever since I was a child, I have wondered at what makes people tick.

My approach gently guides clients toward a more intimate look at their inner emotional world, attempting to reacquaint the parts of themselves that can get drowned out by too much noise.

I employ several therapeutic modalities, seated within a humanistic framework. Using somatic experiencing Focusing Oriented Therapy (FOT), as well as the more traditional therapies, such as existential psychotherapy, psychodynamic,  Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).

Testimonials

“Every session with Ronnie left me feeling understood and heard. I’d always walk away with not just new insights, but a new way of being with myself.  Definitely recommended”  – ML – Melbourne

“Ronnie’s gentle and friendly approach  would cater for all types. From meeting at the door, until the end of the session, Ronnie’s professionalism made me feel held. The work we did together was completely different and felt deeper than any other therapy I’ve done.” -RS – Adelaide

“Working with Ronnie has been life changing, and I’m forever grateful. ” EY  – Tel Aviv (via Zoom)

How Somatic Therapy Can Help

The fight-flight-freeze response is so pervasive, that even when the event is gone, a residue in the body’s  nervous system remains, creating discord which can result in, anxiety,  stress and depression.

Our life can feel unbalanced when there is a disconnect between the body and mind. While we can often  “think” our way through challenges and obstacles, the imprint left on the body’s nervous system can often create discord, resulting in feeling stuck.

Through a mechanism known as interoception and proprioception, an awareness of the inner landscape of emtotions allows for a fundamental shift in how the nervous system processes emotions. This allows one to not just reprogram neurological reactions,  but fundamentally alters the nervous system’s response in  how we relate to the world, and ourselves.

The combination of focusing-oriented somatic psychotherapy with talk therapy,  our work together helps integrate the emotional landscape, as well as the body’s neurological nervous system. 

This integration allows for a shift in unhealthy habits, limiting patterns, and unhealthy boundaries,  allowing the body’s nervous system to resolve itself back to its natural home – your authentic self

1. Learning to listen to the wisdom of your body

The body has its own internal wisdom. We are so accustomed to using our mind to navigate the word, that when guided correctly, we discover a whole world beneath the surface that is so often ignored.

Using somatic based focusing psychotherapy  we can tune in and truly listen, perhaps for the first time. This can create something truly profound.

2. .Renegotiate and heal the body

There’s a sense of coming back home using somatic based psychotherapy. Focusing offers a new way to relate to yourself that can truly heal.

3. Bring it back home

Somatic psychotherapy allows via a bodily “felt sense,” from the highly aroused survival energy within the nervous system to be safely experienced and gradually deactivated.

This is truly profound work, which needs to be shared to everyone

4. Traditional therapy meets somatic therapy

While I’m trained and employ traditional therapies such as existential, psychodynamic, and CBT, it’s the somatic  experiencing psychotherapy’s known as FOT – focusing oriented psychotherapy which is front and centre of my work. This allows for an integrated form of therapy that is truly holistic.

5. Create lasting changes

Creating change from all angles – reframing, cognitive errors, meaning making, as well somatically embodied changes. This integration allows for deep changes.

My areas of speciality

Depression

Depression

Anger Management

Anger Management

Teens and Adolescents

Teens and Adolescents

Anxiety

Anxiety

Phobias

Grief Counselling

Grief Counselling

Trauma

Trauma

Stress

Stress

Relationships

Relationships