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practitioner health 

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personal growth is
professional health

As a younger physio, I always felt like I was meant to be a cookie-cutter version of everyone else.

Know all the things, diagnose, and treat. Repeat.

Yet this felt inherently wrong.

The human parts of me  - my heart, my intuition, my desire to witness and support  - were being 
repressed by the very system in which I worked. 

Trapped inside me, it made it hard to relate to people in a way that felt genuine.

To be honest, I wasn't entirely sure how I wanted to show up and often found myself anxiously wondering, is this it? Is this all it's ever going to be?

Do I even want to be a physio?

Despite being heavily invested in my chosen profession I became aware of my disconnection from it, and how that impacted my health and wellbeing. 

I can now see, that the younger me didn't really know herself as a person, let alone a practitioner, and didn't know how to show up in a genuine way. 

What I needed was a space to explore my experiences and how to honestly relate to myself, and those in my care.

I needed a space to consider my own health and wellbeing. 

a space to explore what
really matters to you

I believe we need to explore ourselves in order to become competent clinicians. You are your biggest asset, so it makes sense to invest and develop you.

Exploring your experiences and developing who you are as a person, brings your humanity into healthcare. 

I am passionate about providing the space in which to do this, where all moments that are not addressed in the busy clinic life are welcomed.

Recent evidence shows that the therapeutic alliance is a crucial component of patient-centered care, as the way we show up in the therapeutic relationship impacts the patient's experience, level of engagement, and outcome.  

Research has identified that we need to have skills in relational awareness and be able to cultivate conditions that facilitate a safe therapeutic container.

This means we need to develop awareness and understanding of ourselves and how we impact the people in our care. We need to develop our own nervous system health, and explore our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and capacity to tend to ourselves.

For some, this can be quite confronting as it's generally not been encouraged as part of how we learn to be a clinician. 

I believe the way to explore growth is by creating our own safe therapeutic container, where we are learning experientially. We do this through mindful exploration of what you think, and feel, what you sense in your body, what you are aware of, and the impressions you form. 

We do this in an environment that is curious, genuine, non-judgemental, and we move at a pace that makes sense to you. 

We need space and time to explore our thoughts, feelings, and experiences to gain clarity and understanding.

Sessions with me are led by your needs, specific to your context.

Here is a blog I wrote about working with Josephine, a carer and wellbeing professional.

I would love to walk alongside you as we creatively explore together. 

what to expect

what will a session look like?

I listen to
your story and inquire for understanding

It 's crucial that I gain a clear understanding of what it is like to be you and what your work and life context look like

We map your story, strengths, and gaps on the whiteboard

I use the whiteboard to visualise all the moving parts of your story ~ together we put the pieces out in front of us

We explore your
mind and body, beliefs, and your responses   

The way you relate to yourself and the beliefs you hold impact the way you provide care and relate to others

We deeply explore scenarios to consider a different approach

Being curious and explorative about your experiences fosters self-compassion and the conditions for growth


"Kit was so different to what I initially expected. She didn't yap on about pain and the brain. She spoke of humanness, of being a human. Of the nature of complexity. She spoke of stories, and her words came out in stories.

She also asked for mine. This already felt unusual because often I am the one listening to my patients, or I am the student listening to the teacher.

It's taken me awhile to figure out that what I am gaining from having mentor sessions with Kit, is not necessarily learning about how to understand complex pain and complex patients. Instead, I have been learning how to understand my SELF. Just like those in pain, I am complex and human."

"A professional training often wounds us. It encourages us to repress certain parts of our human wholeness and focus ourselves more narrowly and cognitively on the grounds that this will make us more useful and effective.

Often parts we have repressed are human strengths - the heart, the soul, the intuition - aspects of ourselves that are resources in times of stress and crisis and enable us to understand and strengthen others."

- Rachel Naomi Remen -

get in touch

or book a 30 min exploration to discuss your needs

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Located at: 7b Campbell St Yarraville, VIC 3013

ph: 03 - 90 - 888 - 029

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