Holistic Psychotherapist & Transpersonal Counselor,
Facilitator & Ritualist
Much like the ancient myths and stories, I’ve had to walk through many strange, difficult and windy pathways in order to remember and embody my calling as a psychospiritual guide.
As an Australian immigrant who was born in Mauritius to a lineage of African & Indian slaves, as well as French colonisers, my personal experiences of intergenerational trauma, internalised racism, and cultural rootlessness have led me to experience an ancestral responsibility to reclaim and care for what is sacred about being human. In many ways, this is what has called me to become a space-holder.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I climbed through the concrete jungles of the corporate world as a sales professional, grappled my way through martial arts traditions, and travelled nationally and internationally as a DJ and Afro-Latin percussionist playing music for large crowds of people. And yet, whilst I had material success and an adventurous lifestyle, I felt deeply unfulfilled. An ancestral longing awakened within me to become initiated into a life of authentic belonging, meaningful service, and spiritual connection - which the modern dominant culture around me had no context for, unlike many healthy indigenous societies. This drove me to an existential crisis that cracked open the pathways for me to travel the inner and outer wilds of nature and psyche, and eventually devote my life to this line of work as a wounded healer.
PACFA Member Registration Number: 26804
Now through A Healing Bridge, I co-facilitate groups alongside my wife Alyona, and work in private practice with spiritual seekers, wounded healers, and sensitive men and women who are on a journey of healing and psychospiritual transformation. My approach weaves together process-oriented psychology with nature-based perspectives, offering an authentically integrative framework for human development and trauma transformation, that ties together the many dimensions of human experience. As a soul-centred guide, this means that I embrace working with the body, emotions, dreams, imagination, relationship dynamics, nature, spiritual encounters, and expanded states of consciousness.
One of the core attitudes I hold in my approach to psychotherapy, or what I prefer to call ‘soul-work,’ is one of ‘cultivating’ rather than ‘fixing.’ In this sense, symbolically speaking, I treat the therapeutic container as a sacred garden inside a ceremonial temple, rather than a doctor’s office inside a medical practice. In this symbolic temple, I empower the individuals I work with to tend to that holy garden of their authentic life, and in the process, slowly begin to embody the hidden gifts that await them there.
I currently live and practice in Alphington, Victoria, Australia - the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.
Experience & Training
Animist Psychology Course - Daniel Foor, Ancestral Medicine, Online, 2021
The River Course: An Integrative Approach to Psychedelic Therapies and Sacred Plant Medicine - Modern Spirit (w/ Joe Tafur, M.D), Online, 2020
An Apprenticeship with Sorrow: Community, Ritual, and the Sacred Work of Grief Series - Francis Weller, Online, 2020
Healing the Dark Side Training - Alberto Villoldo, The Four Winds Society, Online, 2020
Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy Professional Training (Received High-Achievement Award) - Metavision Institute, Australia, 2018-2020
Foundations of Ritual and Ancestral Lineage Healing - Ancestral Medicine, Online, 2019-2020
Foundational Counselling Skills Professional Development Certificate - Metavision Institute, Australia, 2018
Holotropic Breathwork™ Modules, Workshops & Apprenticing - Grof Transpersonal Training, Australia & Spain, 2017-2020
- The Power Within Module - Tasmania, 2017
- Being on Country Module - Tasmania, 2017
- Music & Transcendence Module - Tasmania, 2018
- The Holotropic Paradigm Module - Spain, 2019
- The Therapeutic Use of Substances Module - Spain, 2019
Peer Support Facilitator Training for Integrating Spiritually Transformative Experiences - Certification ACISTE, Online, 2017
Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi & Ho’oponopono Training - Mana O Kahiko, Australia, 2017
Intensive in Plant Spirit Shamanism (Vegetalismo) 3-month Immersion - Santuario Huistin, Peru, 2016
iNLP Practitioner Training - QC Seminars, Australia, 2007
Bachelor of Business - Monash University, Australia, 2004-2008
I am actively engaged in ongoing professional development, including monthly supervision, mentoring, and integrative trainings, which support me in my continuous evolution as a holistic practitioner. I am also committed to ongoing personal inner-work and self-inquiry, and view this as imperative for being able to guide others with integrity and care.