Shawn supports you to discover the value of greater emotional awareness and more flexible expression and management of emotions.
As your therapeutic relationship with Shawn develops you will begin to understand more about how you relate to others and what changes you could make to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Shawn draws on a range of therapeutic approaches to help you to achieve this including Interpersonal / Relational Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
The relationship between Shawn and his clients is another important feature of therapy; the relationship is therapy. He focuses on the creation of a healing and reparative relationship to help clients understand and work through issues that are brought to therapy.
Shawn’s therapeutic approach is different to many other therapists. He uses a very open style and provides honest feedback throughout your sessions. Although confronting for some, it is a rich and nourishing way to learn about yourself in a safe and compassionate environment.
Mary is passionate about creating a genuine and non-judgemental counselling environment. Mary adapts therapeutic approaches to meet each individual client’s specific needs, ensuring they feel safe to work through their concerns and getting the most benefit from their sessions.
Mary specialises in the care of adolescents and adults across a range of concerns including depression, loss and grief, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse and stress related issues. Her treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-based approaches, Motivational interviewing and Interpersonal Therapy and Person Centred Therapy.
With a degree in Psychology, postgraduate diplomas in Psychology and Loss & Grief Counselling, and a Master’s degree in Counselling, Mary has worked in schools, community centres and in the drug and alcohol field.
Dr Emily Macvean
As a Health Psychologist, Emily understands the intrinsic link between physical health and psychological wellbeing. Her work focuses on how mental, emotional, and social factors affect a person’s physical well-being, while also specialising in supporting people as they come to grips with a serious illness or recover from a serious illness. Drawing from a broad range of evidence in health psychology, physiology, attachment, neurology, endocrinology, pharmacology and psychoneuroimmunology, Emily works with you to provide a treatment plan that meets your individual health needs.
Emily can support adults with pain management, substance use, trauma, anxiety, depression, infertility, weight management, chronic fatigue, cancer, diabetes and other health-related problems, stress management, body image, peri-natal and other adjustment conditions.
Emily’s work is informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Compassion-Focused therapeutic models, offering her a broad range of skills and approaches from which to create effective and engaging therapeutic sessions.