I am a qualified social worker with a genuine curiosity towards people and their unique stories. As someone with first-hand experience of the potentials of psychedelics, I’m excited to have the opportunity to walk alongside others on their own path of healing and change. I currently lead the Brisbane chapter of the Australian Psychedelic Society, and am passionate about building community for people to connect and grow together. I am a committee member on the Queensland Injector’s Voice for Advocacy and Action (QuIVAA) and support the movement to further the human rights and dignity of all people who use drugs, regardless of whether they’re used therapeutically, recreationally or for any other reason.
My own journey is one that’s led me to confront my own history, intergenerational traumas, come to terms with feelings and emotions, and continually redefine my own value system. I might be a professional, but I’m certainly not an expert. In my view we’re all just slightly evolved apes trying to make sense of this existence; I’m certainly not perfect, and I don’t see myself as any different to you. With kindness, humour and love, I’d like to help you lighten the load of some of life’s baggage.
How I work with clients
I think of people as experts in their own lives, and enjoy collaborating with people in approaching whatever it is they want to work with. I like to provide clients with the opportunity to help me in guiding this process. This might simply be learning and practicing some practical tools for coping with everyday life. It could also be involve delving deeper into earlier life experiences, or unpacking messages received during altered states of consciousness.
My approach is to use whichever methods feel safe and appropriate for people, with a focus on clarifying what someone can do to live a rich and meaningful life. This usually includes a discussion about a person’s life, including work, relationships, and what they do for enjoyment or personal growth. From this point, we can begin to build a shared understanding of which of these areas need our attention, and practice strategies for working with difficult emotions, setting boundaries, building confidence and generally making the most of life.
I am flexible and open to suggestion with what sessions look like, whether it’s in-person, online, or even outside bushwalking in nature. Please contact me if you’d like to have a chat about finding an approach that fits your needs.