Learn more about Morgan
Hi, I'm Morgan.
I’m a qualified and registered psychodynamic psychotherapist & meditation/mindfulness facilitator and mentor integrating depth psychology, trauma and attachment informed and compassion focused approaches.
I work with people seeking to explore their inner experience and develop and deepen self-understanding and self-compassion through connection with their inner wisdom and sense of meaning and purpose.
My previous work life has been dedicated to supporting and enabling people to feel seen, heard and valued through transformative creative practices. I’m a qualified and experienced expressive arts (voice and movement) teacher, facilitator, mentor and community cultural development worker. I was the founder, creative producer, artistic director and facilitator of numerous voice and movement programs and projects in Canberra over the last two decades. I have also taught in both mainstream and special education settings from pre-school to university, as well as almost a decade specialising in inclusive adult community education with a focus on the arts as a vehicle for personal and collective empowerment.
Raised amongst a yoga community from a young age I was immersed in a variety of meditation, mindfulness and sacred sound practices and continue to be a lifelong learner of ecopsychospiritual approaches to relationship with self and others (including nature).
I've completed formal training in teaching and guiding meditation and mindfulness and worked as a meditation coach in senior roles for the Australian Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness's online meditation teacher training course for 6 years. I have completed a two year post-graduate professional training course in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy at Metavision Institute which is accredited with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).
I bring this depth of experience to support people to dive deeply into exploring their inner experience and innate embodied wisdom and resources through a range of approaches to self-discovery and self-understanding. My role is to be a catalyst, companion and supportive ally in ways that are meaningful and compassionate for each person and their unique path and process.
B.A (Educational Theatre)
Grad Dip. Ed (Drama)
M.A Communications (Cultural Performance)
Certificate in Guiding and Teaching Meditation (180 hrs) Australian Centre for Meditation & Mindfulness (ACMM previously ACHS)
2 year Post-graduate Professional Training in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy PACFA Reg. Provisional 27596
Inspirations & Teachers
Elsa Henderson & Founders/Collaborators of Process Work (Process Oriented Psychology), Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield (Meditation and Mindfulness), Matt Licata, Francis Weller (Depth Psychotherapy), Toko-Pa Turner, Robert Moss (Dreamwork), Bill Plotkin (Eco & Depth Psychology), James Hollis (Jungian Psychology).
Our earth mother and the more-than-humans in nature for their life sustaining wisdom and teachings.
Professional Development Summary
As an accredited and registered psychotherapist I am required to participate in ongoing professional development and regular supervision.
I participate in a wide range of professional development seminars, workshops and immersions across areas related to psychotherapy, depth psychology, mindfulness and ecopsychotherapy.
This year I'm deepening into my skills in working with complex relational trauma and attachment theory in clinical practice through Blue Knot Foundation trainings.
Compassion Focused Therapy Advanced Clinical Skills - The Compassionate Mind Foundation UK (20 hours)
Nature & The Human Soul (online equivalent to 5 days) - Animas Valley Institute (US)
The Art of Mirroring & the Way of Council (5 day in person wilderness immersion) - Soulcraft Australia & New Zealand
Compassion Focused Therapy Online Interactive Series - Mindful Path AUS (12 hours)
The Snake: A Symbol in Myth, Dream, Story, and Sandplay - ANZSJA (6 hrs)
Wild Mind (online equivalent of 5 days) - Animas Valley Institute (US)
Internal Family Systems Online Introduction Workshop Series Interactive (6 hours)
Life Myth Series - Process Oriented Psychology Interactive Seminars - Process Oriented Psychology (6 hours)
Relationships Workshop - Process Oriented Psychology (14 hours)
Life Myth Series - Process Oriented Psychology - Interactive Seminars (3 hrs)
Advanced Animas Intensive (5 day wilderness immersion) - Soulcraft Australia & New Zealand
The Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training Online Interactive - facilitated by Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield with live mentoring by a senior student
Location & Contact
In person garden studio & clinic located in Narrabundah, Canberra, A.C.T, Australia
Online sessions via Zoom
M-F: 9.30am - 5.30pm
I acknowledge the Ngunnawal people who are the traditional custodians of this land on which we meet and pay my respect to the Elders of the Ngunnawal Nation both past, present and emerging. I acknowledge their continuing connection with and protection of culture, land an water.