Sam McDonald

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Name

Sam McDonald

Contact details

0411 185 581 samac55@iprimus.com.au

Location of Practice

Geelong

Description of Practice

Psychotherapy for adults, short term counselling, Couples and Relationship therapy

Number of Years in Professional Practice (Psychotherapy)

20 years

 Additional Information/Professional Philosophy

I believe that significant changes within oneself are possible, but that deeply held beliefs, behaviours and painful emotions make change difficult, and may even seem hopeless. We have needed to adapt to the needs and expectations of others, but often at the expense of a meaningful life for oneself.

My previous 20 years as a massage therapist highlighted the human need for soothing, relaxation, and connection as I treated stress/distress at the physical level.  Lasting change did not seem to  occur, so  it was a natural progression into Psychotherapy, to further understand the mind/body self and what enables growth in the total self.

In a confidential, therapeutic partnership built on trust and empathy, the disappointments and traumas of one’s life can be uncovered, understood and worked through. This allows one to respond more authentically to others and the world around us.

Credentials

NDIS Provider

Diploma of Contemporary Somatic Psychotherapy

Specialist course in couples therapy, Relationship Australia

Member PACFA- Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

Member IAPSP- International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

Member EAPSP- Empathink Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology