“The essence of trauma isn’t events, but aloneness within them.” — Bonnie Badenoch
As human beings, we are hard-wired for attachment. Decades of empirical research has bolstered our knowledge of how our brains have evolved for social connection, which is understood to be foundational for human growth and development.
The relationships that we have with ourselves and others are fundamental to our emotional and mental wellbeing.
Louise offers a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore relational patterns which may be preventing them from developing healthy relationships, or which result in their feeling distressed or disconnected in their daily lives.
Louise works collaboratively with people who are seeking to develop their relational awareness, and build skills for developing meaningful connections with self and others. Her areas of practice include:
- Complex trauma
- Attachment and relationship issues
- Anxiety and stress-related issues
- Adjustment difficulties
- Disordered eating and body image
- Grief and loss
- Chronic illness
Louise believes in tailoring treatment to the individual needs of every person she works with. She is skilled in a range of evidence-based therapies, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), parts work, mindfulness and somatic-based therapies, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Louise values lifelong learning and regularly engages with personal and professional development opportunities.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor Frankl
As a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor, Louise offers individual clinical supervision for psychologists, social workers, and other health care professionals and students. Online appointments are available.