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About Sean

Welcome, and I’m pleased you're here... Some of you know me well and some of you are I am meeting for the first time.

I am an industry accredited and registered clinical psychotherapist specialising in Relationships, Men’s Wellness, Parenting, Clinical Supervision and Training.  My reputed and respected practice melds creative, relational, psychotherapy methods through a focus on emotions, attachment theory and neurobiology.

It’s been a rich tapestry of experience and a comprehensive journey of discovery to reach this point in my life. And has included – like for many of us – the highs and lows of wellness. My experience ‘surviving’ 12 years as a front line police officer with the NSW police force, and recovering from PTSD, was foundational in shaping the type of man, partner, and father I wanted to – and hope I have – become. Since this time, my journey of recovery, growth, and opening has been life-changing.

I have been working with people, community, and organisations for over 30 years. My therapy practice, with couples, individuals, groups and families, is client-led, process orientated and experiential in nature. I endeavour to work deeply with clients influencing an embodied and life-long change process.

I am also honoured to work as a clinical supervisor and group leader for other therapists and small groups, bringing over 17 years experience and industry accreditation to this space. In addition to working with many therapists individually, I am also currently engaged with several organisations, entertainment industries, performers and artists running therapeutic groups.

Finally, I am a passionate educator and trainer and I run workshops nationally and internationally to other therapists, workplaces and community. Offering training in areas like Couples Therapy and Team development.

My work has been reviewed on radio, television, podcasts and in print. I have been a radio presenter and podcaster for Pregnancy Birth and Beyond where I was privileged to interview contemporary thinkers and activists in the world of parenting and relationship, specifically around issues facing dads and men.

I have a Masters in Gestalt Therapy (completing a Lit Review on Attachment Theory and Couples Therapy), undergraduate studies in social science and welfare and specialised training in relationships, parenting and group facilitation including: Art of Relationship, Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, Effective Group leadership, Trauma Informed Practice, Tuning into Kids/Teens and child consultation. I am a Clinical member of PACFA and a member of ACRC and GANZ. These memberships guide and inform the ethics and professionalism I bring to my practice.

Most importantly I am a father of two, musician and have been partnered with my wife for 20 years. I hope we get to meet sometime…

What clients say about Sean

S.R. Testimonial

“Sean, I really can’t thank you enough for the space you hold for me. I feel safe, I feel vulnerable, I feel challenged, I feel hopeful and most of all, I feel ready. You are a very special human being and I’m grateful for being guided towards you”. S.R

M.S. Testimonial

“I can highly recommend Sean, from my very first session I have felt met, held and supported. Every step of the way Sean has been with me with his kind presence and warm contact. He has challenged me at the right times and his compassionate curiosity have guided me deeper into a profound understanding of myself.  Many thanks Sean” M.S.

B.K. Testimonial

“Working with Sean has changed my life & my relationship. Sean is a highly skilled & intuitive therapist. His sensitivity creates a safe space, offering the opportunity for deep healing & transformation” B.K.

T.D. Testimonial

“I can’t recommend Sean enough, he’s compassionate & patient. If you’re committed to turning up & doing the work, then Sean’s your man” T.D.

KLD. Testimonial

“My sessions with Sean have offered me a sense of being deeply met in a safe environment. My capacity to experiment with new behaviours and choices has broadened, as has my ability to discover and action tools of support unique to me and my needs” KLD.

L.E testimonial

“Sean is an exceptional supervisor and his generosity, experience and experiential approach has supported me greatly to complete my counselling training and step into becoming a beginner therapist. Feels like a couldn’t have done it without you – so grateful.” L.E.

G.H Testimonial

“Outstanding. Sean’s training included excellent info and management of delivery.  The live demonstrations were a generous way of teaching and exemplifying skills and application of theory” G.H

T.W. Testimonial

“I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Sean. His gentle presence, deep care, powerful empathy, grounded wisdom and practical strategies have helped me over and over again. I can’t recommend him highly enough as a counsellor!”  T.W.