About

About Kristin

After working for over a decade in the fast-paced corporate world of Chartered Accounting both in Australia and London, I made the move to a more people-focused career and created a charity in Edinburgh, Scotland. I worked closely with children and their families to promote health and fitness, and this journey reinforced my passion for working with and helping others.

In 2014 I commenced postgraduate study in Holistic Psychotherapy and Counselling, and my love for exploring the body, mind and soul connection has led me to a career helping others develop and maintain authentic, fulfilling relationships with themselves and others.

My journey

My own path of awakening has been a central focus of my life for the past decade. Experiencing huge life changes shone a light on a world I had hidden away, of unacknowledged patterns and behaviours that were no longer serving me in my relationships to others, and most importantly to myself.

I sought answers in all corners of the globe. I’ve learned yoga and breathwork in the foothills of the Himalayas, sat in ceremonies with Shamans, learned Transcendental Meditation, walked through Spain on the Camino de Santiago, attended countless meditation and yoga retreats and consider the study of psychotherapy, spirituality and science as my passions in life. I bring these teachings to my sessions and continually learn about ground breaking studies that shape what we know about the body, mind and soul.

Integrating ancient wisdom, modern science and present awareness are the cornerstones of my approach to healing our relationships to self and others.

I am client-driven in my approach and have studied a range of modalities and theories to uncover and integrate all aspects of self. I adopt both practical and explorative techniques to access different parts of self, to then understand the patterns in relationships that may be creating dysfunction. See below for the tenets of my approach:

Process-oriented Psychology

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Process-oriented Psychology

This style of therapy has a focus on present-body communication, identifying both the known and unknown parts of ourselves. We are all interconnected at an energetic level and can use this energy field to heal ourselves.

Somatic Therapy

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Somatic Therapy

Somatic means "relating to the body". In therapy, this includes body awareness and connection techniques, grounding, breathwork and mindfulness. These are all important skills to use to connect to your inner wisdom and calm your nervous system.

Shadow Work

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Shadow Work

The Shadow is a concept made popular by Carl Jung, a prominent psychoanalyst who talked about our unconscious vs conscious mind. Much of our everyday activity is unconscious and controls our dysfunctional behaviours, thoughts and beliefs. Integrating our shadow is an important step in accepting yourself, and others, completely.

Attachment Theory

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Attachment Theory

Attachment Theory has a strong focus on the effects in adulthood of the attachment we have with our primary caregivers. Understanding our attachment style and that of others can assist in working through relationship dysfunction.

Energetic Tapping Techniques

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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Evidence-based techniques which use tapping on meridian points over the body to alleviate anxiety, stress and negative thoughts.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

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Couples Therapy Approach

Gottman Approach to Couples Therapy - Level 1 training completed. This is an evidence-based approach derived from 40 years of studying couples across their lifespan. Building conscious relationships is a focus of my work with couples.

Psycho-Education

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Psycho-Education

I believe it is important for clients to understand the source of their disturbances, to know they are not alone and have practical tools and techniques to have on hand when they feel like old patterns and behaviour are taking hold.

About Elysian Psychotherapy Clinic

I founded Elysian Psychotherapy Clinic in 2017 with my business partner and fellow psychotherapist Helen O’Byrne. It was our vision to create a nurturing space where different practitioners could share their skills and wisdom for the benefit of the local community.

With over 15 different practitioners using the space, we offer a range of different modalities and run workshops throughout the year. Please refer to our website www.elysianpsychotherapy.com.au and our social media accounts for more information.