Areas of Expertise
Hakomi therapy is a mindfulness based, body oriented psychotherapy in which we will study you organise yourself around your current experience, which 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
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.
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 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. Scott also performs professionally, composes music, and teaches jazz improvisation.
Scott has a particular interest in working with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, 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)
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)