Jennifer MullenBA, Dip Ed, Dip PM, Master of Mental Health - Psychotherapy
I am a therapist who listens to your body’s story. This means I help you become more aware, attentive and considerate of tensions and trauma’s that cause disease. My approach is helpful for individuals and couples who want to understand more about tension, exhaustion, anxiety and depression from an integrative perspective, and how to make changes that are both beneficial to the body and satisfying in relationships.
In your initial consultation I ask what brings you to therapy and together we pick up the threads of your story and your body’s story. I recommend the number and type of sessions accordingly, and you are free to determine this.
I may suggest a Rubenfeld Session during the course of our work together. In these sessions you are fully and comfortably clothed, lying on a table. Gentle touch is used with verbal expressions to guide you through an awareness of habitual holding and tensions in your body. The work is both gentle and powerful in accessing habitual patterns and beliefs. In this work, my role is as a guide evoking awareness and highlighting tensions. Often change occurs because the body relaxes when the right path comes to you by accessing your innate healing wisdom where the ultimate responsibility for change rests with you. Please indicate your preference for these sessions at any time.
I work with couples and more than one person in the room. I work psycho dynamically and may also use an approach called Voice Dialogue, Psychology of Selves to help couples discover underlying tensions, what is not being said, when tensions emerge.
It is common to complete between 6 and 12 sessions for the specific issue you bring to therapy. Some people choose to work for longer in order to make lasting changes in more areas of their life.
I teach yoga and meditation as a self-reflection and healing practice and recommend this at the end of our psychotherapy relationship rather than concurrent with it.
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