Spring time and new beginnings. You have to let go to move forward.

‘Dreaming Tree’ by Christian Schloe

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C. S. Lewis..


I’ve been meditating about new beginnings as we start the season of Spring. Spring is a fitting time to start afresh, start an emotional, mental and spiritual “spring clean” for yourself. Ask yourself these questions…

What do you need to let go of so that you can truly move forward?

What’s holding you back?

What’s keeping you stagnant and in the same holding pattern?

Are you enacting the same destructive patterns in your relationships?

Spring is a good time to start becoming aware of these patterns and start shifting them. Transpersonal art therapy works on a deep level to shift unconscious blocks that may have started in childhood. I use psychoanalysis combined with hypnosis like techniques and art therapy to help you uncover deep blockages and patterns. Becoming aware of these unconscious blocks can be how some of my clients describe, “a light bulb switching on” so they are more able to make conscious decisions in their life and move forward in a more positive and healed way..

You can’t change what has happened in your life and relationships, but you can create a new beginning, one choice at a time. Sometimes it’s not a true ending, it’s the same thing beginning in a new way.


Spring is  a fitting time to let go of negative and toxic relationships in your life and seek out healthy and positive connections in a “spring cleaning” of your emotional life.  It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to tell these types of people to, “get stuffed” but you can love them from a distance and lengthen the cord between you. Despite their good points, some people just dump their negativity on us and if you don’t see things ever changing releasing that person from your inner circle can be beneficial. Sometimes we continually attract similar types of people into our lives; friends or lovers that might be re-enacting a similar toxic power balance we may have learnt from a young age was ‘normal.’

I encourage you to take the first step and come and see me. It can take a lot of courage seeking help but I am open minded, non-judgemental and you will find me easy to talk to. Click on the link and send me an email. I’d love to hear from you.




Welcome Spring and new intentions

The first week of Spring1966800_10152357079634716_6718747922863980584_n here in the southern hemisphere is an exciting time to set new intentions for your life. There’s a new energy in the air! Spring is a time of rebirth and revival, and engages our psyche all the unlimited possibilities open to us. Even if we are not aware on a conscious level, the longer days, warmer weather, sunshine and smell of flowers in the air are energising us.

An intention is not a goal or pushing yourself. Goal making for the short, mid and long term is an important skill to have but intention making is very different.




An intention is an authentic instance and when done with love and gratitude can take your life to another level. An intention is a tender and kind promise you make to your psyche or soul about how you want to live, love, act and feel and what you want to attract into your life.

Making an intention is a practice that focusses on how you feel in the present moment. You create an intention for yourself on what is the most important to you and you make a conscious commitment to re-align your outward actions with your inner values. It’s called a practice because it’s an ever evolving process. You don’t set your intentions and forget about them, you live them everyday.
What we think, we become. When purpose and intention flow together in your life, miracles happen!
Learning to set intentions for sex, love and relationships can radically transform them. Get in touch with me to book a session to learn how.

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Springtime in Sydney! Spring brings hope and new beginnings.

I’m pretty excited that Spring has arrived in Sydney!

As I write this my window is open, and I can smell the heady, intoxicating scent from the jasmine flowering outside. The sun is shining and summer is on it’s way! I can hear lots of baby birds tweeting and I  feel more energetic and positive!  I’ve illustrated this blog with some images I’ve taken on my mobile of Nature in all her Springtime splendour around my North Shore art studio and counselling space. I’ve also added some photos of the beautiful wildflowers that are blossuming in the native bush around Sydney right now.

This is a great time of year to Review, Refresh and Renew. Spring is a great time for new beginnings! How can you Review your space and your life and refresh and renew? 

Spring is inextricably linked in our body and mind with HOPE.  As the days get longer and there is more daylight our bodies produce more serotonin.  People who have hope in their lives are much more likely to make proactive changes to benefit themselves than people with no hope.

Spring brings about healing; like the end of Seasonal Affective Disorder as well as more Vitamin D being produced in our bodies.  In a recent study it was found that HIV+ individuals who were more hopeful, were less likely to miss doses of medication, and were independently rated by their case manager as more committed to sustaining their health.

I thought I’d quote Anthony Scioli and his thoughts about Spring. Scioli is a professor of psychology at Keene State College in America.

“Spring restores nature’s niches, calling out the hibernating land animals, and offering a homecoming to hundreds of bird species as well as the humpback whales that left their breeding grounds for the winter. As human beings, we too are called back to nature, to walk, hike, work in the yard, and prepare the deck or patio for a second home under the open sky.

Hope is also linked to a trusted bond. A good attachment is the linchpin which fuels all of the other hopes of humanity (mastery, survival, and spirituality). Until quite recently, psychology has paid little attention to the human need for contact with nature. A rare exception was Rollo May who suggested there is inevitable regret when human beings go too long without an immersion in nature. In an intriguing book on personality theory, Robert Hogan noted that humans often go to great lengths to recreate a replica of the green temperate context from which they evolved. Environmental psychology, a relatively new field, is now reinforcing these insights. One study showed that children attending a school with windows overlooking nature were less aggressive, less likely to be labeled as “ADD”, and more attentive in the classroom.

Spring calls us back to nature, fills our sails with warmer winds, soothes our weary bones, and lifts our spirits. Spring is full of psychic potential because it satisfies the four basic motives that underlie hope. Perhaps this is what prompted Bern Williams to offer one of most succinct reflections on hope and spring: “The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created spring.”

Happy Springtime to my Southern Hemisphere friends!
What a great time to start making some positive changes for yourself.   If you would like to coincide the beginning of Spring with some counselling with me, please get in touch! I’d love to hear from you!