Welcome! I’m Reed, a clinical psychotherapist, counsellor, and couples coach who specialises in supporting people to become unstuck and less tangled.
I work with individuals, couples, families and groups both online and in my private practice in Leura, NSW. Over the years I’ve spent hundreds of hours working with people to build capacity, insight, and momentum. My goal is to create safe spaces for my clients where we can work together to build momentum and learn to navigate the difficult bits of life.
Before working as a therapist, I led a completely different type of professional life. For many years, I was a producer and project manager in the cultural sector before moving into the University sector. Through this, I collaborated with wonderful people in therapy studies, social work, and psychology – work which ultimately brought me closer to where I am today.
These days I live life in Katoomba with my partner, our black oriental cat and our lovely whippet. Like many Mountains folk, we moved from the city seeking a different kind of life, one with a garden and space. The idea of knowing our neighbours, being able to say hello to people on the street, and supporting local businesses really appealed to us. Since moving to the Blue Mountains, I feel settled, grounded and grateful to be living, working and connecting with life in a meaningful and fulfilling way. My days are mostly spent working with clients at the clinic or via Skype, studying to complete my Master of Psychotherapy, and connecting with family and friends.
For me now, I really feel the truth of “right place – right people – right livelihood”, but it hasn’t always been this way. I understand how difficult life and the changes it brings can be. It’s not always easy to step beyond our current thinking or move through struggles we never imagined we would have. This is why I love being able to support my clients.
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling with Distinction from Western Sydney University and have undertaken intensive training in group leadership and facilitation with the Australian Institute of Counselling in Addictions. I also maintain ongoing clinical registration with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).