Principle Owner & Director
Clinical Psychotherapist Perth – Gestalt Therapist – Psychological Counsellor – Transpersonal Therapist & Trauma Therapist
My Therapeutic Approach
Amidst the uncertainty that troubles us we each have the seed of an Authentic & Empowering Unique Self that is waiting to be nourished, to blossom and be fully lived.
– Christina Manfredi
The foundation of my therapeutic approach is highly relational and holistically based on contemporary research in the areas of mental health, positive psychology, psychotherapy, integrative medicine findings, consciousness studies, spirituality, and neuroscience. I have integrated this research and training in a practical way with body-mind-spirit healing, and ancient wisdom approaches for the experience of wellbeing and a sense of authentic personal meaning and fulfillment in life.
Foremost the therapeutic approach that I offer looks to work with the innate intelligent self-organizing and self-healing principle in your mind-body-spirit whose purpose is to maintain your health and wellbeing. In this regard your unique and intelligent true self and health is strengthened so that you can live a purposeful and meaningful life that you truly desire.
Whilst the approach that I offer arises from the clinical contexts of my training, the therapeutic work that I offer is also intuitively, phenomenologically and somatically informed.
I believe in the healing capacity of your human spirit, the innate self- healing and intelligent wisdom of your body, positive relationship, nature, and your creative capacity for awareness, choice and informed action. I consider that we have a physical, emotional, intuitive, thinking, relational, energetic, and spiritual nature and that we exist within a broader interconnected web of life that includes the health & vitality of our precious earth.
The therapy that I offer honors all aspects of your unique Self in respecting the relationship between your inner, and outer world, your relationship with yourself, with others and your relationship with the fullness of Life itself.
In the therapy we start with your present experience and awareness to identify precisely what it is that limits you from living a full, connected, meaningful and purposeful life. We then continue in releasing any old and unhelpful beliefs, conditioned patterned responses, blocks and attachments. I can then assist you in accessing, and further developing awareness skills to strengthen personal resources and action necessary for a more empowered, meaningful, and satisfying connection with your Self, Others, and your Broader World.
Each of us is unique, with our experiencing arising from a historical and current context. Hence, depending upon your unique needs we may draw on any of the following therapeutic approaches that I have researched and trained in:
- Existential Psychotherapy & Phenomenology
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Focused Psychological Strategies
- Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy
- Somatic Experiencing: Somatic Therapy
- Transpersonal Psychology, Spiritual Counselling/Psychology
- Shadow Work
- Integration of Non Ordinary States of Consciousness
- Safe and Professional Psychological support and integration of experiences of plant medicines
- Compassion Focused Therapy; & Emotion Focused Therapy
- Family Of Origin, Ancestral Healing, & Internal Family Systems
- Inner Bonding: Inner Child Therapy
- Attachment Therapy
- Couple’s Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Cognitive Re-Structuring
- Ego State Therapy
- Psychoneuroimmunology, & Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Mindfulness Skills
- Healing Dream Work
- Regression Therapy
- Deep Relaxation Techniques
- Breath-work: For Depression, Anxiety, Trauma Release, & Transformative Experiences
- Visualisation & Imagery Healing
- Shamanic Journey Processes & Technologies of Consciousness
- Yoga Nidra
I also have 25 years experience in Yoga and Qigong and contemporary Psycho-Spiritual practices that support recovery from depression, anxiety, and trauma.
*Please note that services under Transpersonal, and Shamanic Psychotherapy are not covered by Medicare Australia. Strictly only clinical treatment is covered by Medicare.
For further information regarding Transpersonal & Shamanic Psychotherapy please visit website www.transpersonaltherapy.com.au