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Areas of Expertise

Hakomi Therapy

Hakomi therapy is a mindfulness based, body oriented psychotherapy in which we will study how you organise yourself around your current experience. This experience is shaped by deeply held core beliefs stemming from  repeated or traumatic early life experiences. Core beliefs are usually organised around some basic themes, such as safety, dependency, freedom, vulnerability, and worth. We use mindfulness and ‘little experiments’ to study experience and move towards these core themes. Offering new experiences to shift your relationship to core material

Music Journeys

Scott's music journey work drwas on Helen Bonny's Guided Imagery and Music and principles of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy. Music Journeys can be a powerful form of creative therapy which will provide you with a platform to explore and understand aspects of your life in a holistic way. Music therapy can be a profoundly transformative experience which supports improved mental and spiritual health, enabling a richer understanding of life in the present, healing and resolution of past events, and a deeper awareness of future possibilities.

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) works on the premise that the mind is naturally made up of different subpersonalities or parts. These parts have various roles and can be pushed into extreme versions of these roles through overwhelming life situations. IFS also holds that everybody has a Self which holds the skills and wisdom to effectively run the internal system. The goal of IFS is to releae parts from their extreme roles,  and foster leadership from the Self in the internal system. 

Psychedelics Intergration

Psychedelic journeys can be profoundly challenging experiences often leaving people feeling unsettled in the weeks and months afterwards. Working with a map for understanding psychedelic journeys and a number of other therapeutic techniques, psychedelic integration work can help to make sense of your journey, clarify insights and restore a sense of balance to your system.  


Scott is a clinical psychologist, Hakomi Graduate and jazz musician who has extensive experience working with adults and young adults. Scott holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Graduate of the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy training.  He is also a trial therapist on Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy trial based at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney. Scott performs professionally, composes music. Scott has a particular interest in working with creative arts interventions, the integration of psychedelic experiences, and those wishing to maximise creativity in their lives. 


Bachelor of Music (Performance) (Honours) – Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Graduate Diploma Psychology – Monash University

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) – Australian College of Applied Psychology

Master of Psychology (Clinical) – Australian College of Applied Psychology

Graduate of Hakomi Professional Training (Advanced) – Hakomi Institute (Pacifica)

Professional Memberships

Australian Health Practitioners’ Registration Agency (AHPRA) – Registered Psychologist & Clinical Psychology Registrar

Australian Psychological Society APS


Kelly, S. & Papps, F.A. (2021) ‘Really caring, really curious, and really there’: a qualitative exploration of therapeutic presence form a Hakomi perspective. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, DOI: 10.1080/17432979.2021.1939162

Kelly S. (2016) Interview with Karen Workman. Hakomi Association Australia Newsletter (issue unknown)


Kelly S. (2016) Review of Hakomi in the Fishbowl. Hakomi Association Australia Newsletter (issue unknown)

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