by Donald Marmara, Somatic Psychotherapist, Artarmon, Sydney
THE TASK OF A THERAPIST IS TO START WITH NOT KNOWING
What works for one person does not necessarily work for another.
Our tasks as psychotherapists is first of all to put aside all our knowledge and theories and to listen. To embark on a journey of discovery. To discover what the person we are working with needs.
Then to discover, step by step, how we can use our skills and knowledge to help our clients progress in their therapeutic journey.
To be willing to let go of whatever we may think works or should work but doesn’t.
To encourage whatever increases feelings of safety, acceptance and contact with ourselves and each other.
And most important of all to remember that WE ARE FIRST AND FOREMOST HUMAN BEINGS, then therapist and client. 🙏
This is why I believe that BY FAR THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INDEED ESSENTIAL part of counselling and psychotherapy training is the therapist’s own personal therapy.
Core Development offers:
- FACE-TO-FACE SESSIONS IN SYDNEY
- ZOOM AND PHONE SESSIONS WORLDWIDE
- Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy Beyond Labels
- Somatic(Body-inclusive) Psychotherapy Beyond Labels
- Counselling and Psychotherapy for Parents and Teenagers (together and separately)
- Couples Counselling
- Biodynamic (Psychotherapeutic) Massage
- Talks and workshops for groups and organisations
+61 412 178 234 firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Marmara created Core Development , a learning process which acknowledges the unity and inter-relationships of mind, body, emotions and spirit.
It draws on the principles and understanding of somatic psychotherapy, structural dynamics, and Donald’s own personal therapy, professional training and life experience.
Core development adopts a flexible approach, recognising that what works for one person may not work for another.
Donald currently resides and practices in Sydney, and is available for individual sessions, couples sessions, counselling teenagers and parents, and facilitating training programs and workshops. He is also available for Zoom and phone sessions worldwide.
He can be contacted on 0412 178 234.