'The aim is to help people become a mature, wise adult and to be relational with yourself and relational with other people, so you become part of the solution on the planet. The most important thing is to teach you how to value yourself and how to go through a process enough so you realise that your strengths don't make you better than others and your weaknesses don't make them less than others. Your strengths ease your journey, your weaknesses are your teachers.' Pia Mellody
This form of therapy differs from the talk therapy you may have already experienced, if you've done talk therapy before. Combining aspects of Hakomi, Internal Family Systems and Relational Life Therapy created by Terry Real, this way of working operates at the level of body, feeling, emotion and memory to help free you from the hold that past memories, events, learnings and bad experiences have on you.
Once the excessive emotional charge is removed from a memory, you can move on to the next memory…and the next. And the next. Over time, the patterns become clearer and it gets easier and quicker to move through emotional blocks and back into the natural qualities of joy, ease and serenity. We reconnect with a natural cycle of clarity around what is important for us, an ease in engaging with that, enjoying our accomplishments and prioritising rest.
This is a solution focussed approach that offers ideas and tools for life. The past and protecting ourselves from pain can easily be seen as a reason not to change. What I'd like to offer you is an approach that helps dissolves the power the past has on us, and that helps you face daily life and find a way forward despite the challenges you face.
As we unpack what's going on for you, you can understand directly for yourself what’s been holding you back and begin to release the old patterns. As the old patterns release and your understanding grows, your natural confidence and self-esteem also flows naturally. As we free up the old patterns that don’t help anymore, together we’ll build your inner resource and resilience skills to help you cope better and even thrive in every-day life. The aim is to empower you to enjoy life.
This work is designed for anyone who is committed to getting to the heart of the matter and taking the steps needed to see some real change.
Some of the things we can work together to help you with are
If you think therapy is a bit of a one shot process, this is not for you. This might sound something like, "I'll go in and have a session or two and everything will sorted or if I'm not fixed by then, he's useless or not for me." Notice how pushy or dismissive that approach could be. Neither help in getting more of what we want.
The challenges and emotional problems you face have all come about due to events and experiences that have happened in your life, whether you chose them or not. To come to a place of resolution, possibility and even joyful participation in the world takes time, patience and consistent effort. Our brain, nervous system, emotions, mind and body are not a machine and need time, the right sort of approach and effort and understanding to change. It's rare that change happens with a "are we there yet" or 'why aren't we there yet' approach. Each avoids the reality of what's in front of us and looking closer to see what would be most helpful now and what is possible.
Come to the office for sessions - Fairfield, Victoria. The address is supplied when you book.
Online with Zoom - A Zoom link for your session will be sent once you have booked.
One hour sessions are $120 for in person or Zoom sessions, and pro-rata for longer sessions.
If paying by card, a 1.9% transaction fee applies. This is what I'm charged by the payment processing company.
If you're interested but want to learn more, to book a free 15 minute intro chat with Anton click here
or if you are ready to book a 1-hour session, please fill out the form below and we'll work out a time to meet up.
Q. What therapy modalities do you use?
A. I use a mix of Hakomi therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Real Life Therapy (RLT) of Terry Real and I've also trained with PSI The Psychodelic Somatic Institute. All of the work is experiential and relational in some way, either to ourselves and the difficulties we experience inside, or relational to others and the challenges we have with them or in our day to day life. This is not a conventional talk therapy model, it's deeply healing and practical.
Q. Do you work with trauma's like historical sexual or emotional abuse?
A. Yes I do. All of the modalities I use help address how trauma is held in the body, the mind and emotions. Slowly through a process called memory reconsolidation, relational empowerment and relational skills building, the emotional charge of the trauma can be released and new possiibilities opened.
Q. Can I claim a medicare rebate, or set up a mental healthcare plan with you?
A. No, I don't work within the medicare system.