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The Soma & The Psyche Body & Mind Counselling & Massage Albury Wodonga

Psychotherapist in East Albury
Opening at 10:00 AM
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We all need someone who is devoted to us in good times and bad !

My little friend Cedric is one such bear !

He never lets me down , he’s loved by my clients , he keeps the seat warm for them , he loves their cuddles and importantly he never answers back !

It’s important to have a special p...

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Feeling some anxiety about “the new normal “ ?

We all know that delicious aromas can have a calming effect on us !

Lady Evergreen Perfume Balms to the rescue !

I am now stocking these most beautiful perfume balms lovingly hand made in Torquay on the surf coast of Victoria .

Designed to b...

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Mother’s Day 2020 will be very different to those we’ve known in recent years ! Like all family get togethers since Covid 19 changed the way we interact , we will have to be inventive to ensure we can honour our Mums and all they do for us !

I don’t think there’s any better way to make our Mum...

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When Covid Chaos is getting you down , go in search of fractals !
Known as "natural fractals", patterns that continuously occur in nature are pleasing for your eye to look at.
Science has discovered that the symmetry and cohesion of these patterns soothes the part of our brain that's constantly ...

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I love seeing my clients grow and change ! Today I couldn’t stop smiling after witnessing the change in one of my clients!
I just sat for a while after our chat and processed what a big shift my client had made since our last get together !
I saw a determination to let go of old habits and to e...

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Almost at BREAKING point?
Trying to HANG ON on ?
FRAYED around the edges ?
STRETCHED to the limit ?

All of these actions/states of being are adversely affecting your physical health . Your cardiovascular , hormonal, immune and nervous systems are all compromised ...

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I hope you had a lovely Easter break , albeit very different to your traditional Easter celebrations !
I’m wondering how inventive you managed to be with new ways to have contact with family and friends ? Did you use Skype or FaceTime to connect with relatives ? What did you do each day that was...

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Despite this being the most trying of times and something no one could have predicted , we are seeing the best of humanity on display in many instances every day . From children dropping cheerful drawings and letters into mailboxes in their neighborhood to families making up meals for elderly res...

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A bit of humour never goes astray ! Like you will have , I have seen lots of memes but this one took my fancy today !
It is a strange world we are living in now and no one quite knows where we are heading ...apart from the various rooms in our houses !
How are you managing ? Are there things t...

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3 months ago
Ros is the best. I had an amazing massage that left me feeling so relaxed and rejuvenated. I would recommend Ros to anyone who needs a massage to relieve all those aches and pains. I will definitely be going back on a regular basis.
- Karen D
3 months ago
What a fantastic variety of eco-friendly products! I especially love the konjac sponges as they feel so nice on your skin and are biodegradable. Excellent, friendly service too. Thank you!
- Tracey H
10 months ago
Ros is such a nurturing and loving therapist. her hands are like magic and i can definitely recommend the Reflexology or Lava shell massage. Its so relaxing and leaves you wanting more
- Jen B

Healing Anxiety Depression and Trauma

About me.....
I am a former registered nurse and midwife . Caring for and about the physical and mental health of others has been my life's work.
I transitioned into mental health, counselling and massage therapy and I have the tools, compassion and, importantly, the lived experience necessary to help people to navigate their way through anxiety, depression and the stresses associated with adverse life events.

My special area of interest is in nervous system regulation which is a science based way of healing the effects of trauma on the body and mind.

What is Somatic Psychotherapy?
Somatic(body) psycho (mind) therapy is a body orientated approach to the healing of stress related disorders which disrupt a persons ability to be in the "here and now".

Almost everyone has experienced an adverse life event ,whether due to shock, accumulated stress, medical trauma or early developmental trauma.
We know that these events take a huge toll on our physical, emotional and psychological health, seriously impairing a persons ability to function with resilience and ease.

We know now that the toxic effects of a traumatic event stay in the body and may present as anxiety, depression, autoimmune disease or simply a general lack of vitality further down the track.

Both body and mind must work together in order to release this toxicity from the body which has been stored at a cellular level .

Five keys to nervous system healing....
• Education-understanding how the nervous system works .
• Connection- to family, friends and or community is vital.
• Understanding the how stress/trauma affects the body( ie. its physiological effects on internal organs) what it is and how it affects the body if left unresolved.
• Learning how to allow and "feel" discomforts and fears, in the body rather than suppressing them .
•Building the capacity to regulate the nervous system and return to a state of "flow" or homeostasis which is the optimal state of being.

How can I help you?
I offer a combination of education, neurosensory exercises, solution focused talk therapy and massage, all of which are aimed at bringing the dysregulated nervous system back into a state of flow ie. regulation, in order that clients are able to live their best lives.

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  • 0418 180 384


Get directions
358 Rau Street
East Albury NSW 2640

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat:8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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