Conscious Awareness is the path to liberation,
empowerment and connection.
At Inscape Psychology we believe in each person’s unique call to truth and authenticity, and are privileged to walk alongside our clients.
"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In the space there is the power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."- Victor Frankl
Taking the time out to focus on your unique experience can be an empowering gift to yourself. Our skilled and caring therapists will work with you to clarify goals for the work, and to explore more deeply the underlying issues that have been impacting your life. We can introduce you to a variety of approaches to do this work. Not just a cognitive, ‘thinking’ process – this work is holistic. It honours our emotional and intuitive, body-based experiences and ways of knowing.
In particular we offer experience with Somatic Experiencing, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Enneagram depth work, and Narrative & Collaborative Therapy.
Esther Grimes provides individual therapy to adolescents and young adults.
Ella Walker works with children from age 4, adolescents and adults.
It is now clear to me that the family is a microcosm of the world. To understand the world, we can study the family: issues such as power, intimacy, autonomy, trust, and communication skills are vital parts underlying how we live in the world. To change the world is to change the family.- Virginia Satir
Our family affects who we are and who we become, both for the better and for worse. We learn our vocabulary, our habits, our customs and rituals, and how to view and observe the world around us through our family. We also learn how to love, and how to interact with others from these first important relationships.
The aim of Family Therapy is to help improve relationships within the family system by improving communication and helping to resolve conflicts. Everyone involved is given the opportunity to be heard and their experience validated. For our psychological development there is no greater gift given, than having the opportunity to heal rifts within our primary family systems.
At Inscape Psychology Jacqui Amos and Dianna Cox Mikkelson provide family therapy. This can occur within the context of individual clients reworking relationships with specific family members, or on a larger scale which includes the whole family system.
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."- Carl Jung
There is no more rich a place to uncover personal wounds than in our most intimate relationships. And no more difficult a place to heal. Half of marriages now end in divorce, significantly pointing to the complexities of being and staying in relationship. Unconsciously, most of us replay family of origin issues with our partners.
In couples therapy at Inscape Psychology, personal histories are taken, highlighting trauma and coping mechanisms that may be negatively impacting the relationship. An understanding of individual personality structure is also gained. The meaning behind one persons actions may be entirely different than another’s due to personality drivers. With increased self awareness we open up the ability to “see” the other and not our projection. We develop compassion for ourself and our partner and learn to communicate our needs with non judgement.
* Please note: Couples therapy is not covered under Medicare.
At Inscape Psychology Jacqui Amos provides Psychological Assessments. These include cognitive, behavioural, educational and developmental assessments. Assessments take up to four sessions and depending on the age of the person being assessed, will include testing, interviewing the individual and significant others, and gathering information from teachers, day care providers/day program providers, and other treating health professionals.
Autism assessments and behavioural assessments are done for individuals across the lifespan from preschool aged through to adults.
Groups and Workshops
“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.”- Anonymous
At Inscape Psychology we value the healing that comes from sitting in circle with others. Please let us know through the contact us page if there is a specific type of group you would like us to facilitate. The optimum number for a safe group process is between 7-9 members.Current Workshops