Meet Our Psychotherapists

Helen O’Byrne

Helen O'Byrne Psychotherapist Mosman Sydney
Elysian Psychotherapy Clinic Mosman Sydney

“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny.  Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself.  If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more importantly it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey”.

John O Donohue Anam Cara: A Book Of Celtic Wisdom

 

My name is Helen and I am an integrative psychotherapist and co-founder of the Elysian Integrative Psychotherapy Clinic.  As a qualified and registered therapist, my work reflects my training in Process Oriented Psychology, a depth psychology theory associated with transpersonal psychology, somatic psychotherapy and post Jungian psychology.   I am accredited with PACFA, member #24435, Australia’s governing body for psychotherapy. To offer a truly integrative approach,  I have continued my studies in different modalities of therapy and attend regular professional supervision and training.

 

As a therapist the foundation of my work is being able to offer a nurturing and non-judgmental soulful therapeutic space where each person can be supported with compassion and embraced with warmth to help their uniquely personal experience unfold.  My approach is dedicated to expressive work as a way of healing.  Somatic psychotherapy,  shamanic therapy, art therapy, movement, personal biography, creative storytelling, somatic experience, sand play and Celtic sound healing.   These all bring us to deeper levels of creativity and understanding and away from the confines of the mind.

 

My approach is grounded in clinical experience, and the empirical research base that is beginning to grow as theorists and clinicians recognise the pragmatism of bringing science and heart together.

 

I work exploring the inner lives of women, their struggles, fears, hopes and dreams and cultivating a conversation around the uncomfortable, uncertain and unknown aspects of self.   I work with anxiety, relationship issues,  the challenges of motherhood, self-acceptance,  authenticity.  I see women who have been through suffering, trauma and loss and am passionate about working with women through life’s transitions.

 

My therapeutic work is grounded in helping women live passionately, without fear and from the heart.  By releasing what is holding you back, I can help bring clarity to your intentions and empower your life’s vision & dreams.  I want women to connect to their unique essence, their own special magic and bring it forward into every aspect of their lives. With inner work, we journey deep within the layers bringing the unconscious into consciousness.  Allowing the deeply held patterns, beliefs and behaviours unfold that create the story of your outer life.  By supporting this expansion and growth, I help women embrace their whole self and awaken gratitude for their own unique journey.

 

By Awakening the wild woman and allowing her to emerge, we can together help facilitate transformation and change.  Being wild means being fearless and taking chances.  Being wild means having the courage to listen to your inner voice, your scared intuition and your souls calling.

 

Originally from Ireland, I am a Mum of three gorgeous kids.   I have a love of Celtic mythology and the deeper memory world of archetypes and how these relate to our current experience. I offer a free consult over the phone to all new clients to ensure the fit is right for you.

 

 

Member Associations:

PACFA – Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation Australia (PACFA)

ANZAED (Australia NZ Association Eating Disorders)

Prior to private practice, I held management positions as:

Former Director Development, Learning & Wellness, STW Group (ASX:WPP) 

Former Executive Director Ogilvy & Mather Australia

Further information on management, coaching and counselling experience can be found on LinkedIn.

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