PSYCHOTHERAPIST & COUNSELLOR
Dafna’s goal is to facilitate a nurturing relationship with her clients by supporting their evolving self-awareness and capacity for resilience both individually and within their relationships. She adopts a client-centred, collaborative approach and utilises practices from somatic and mindfulness-based, solution-focused, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapy traditions.
Dafna has a reputation for being a genuine, empathic and committed practitioner. She feels privileged to guide and bear witness to her clients’ process of overcoming challenges and cultivating a life path with intention.
Anxiety & Stress
Grief & Loss
Dafna’s Quick Grounding Tips
We spend the majority of our time in our heads and disconnected from our physical, present-moment experience. ‘Grounding’ practices can help us access the supportive resources naturally available in our bodies that restore a sense of equilibrium and balance.
Notice when the mind is overactive and rather than trying to “work it out”, simply feel into your physical body. Become aware of the contact between your feet and the ground, or your back and the chair, and let your weight sink into these supports.
Take a break from the computer screen and check in with yourself – am I hungry? Thirsty? Tired? Or busting for the loo?! Make a regular habit of addressing your body’s needs.
Spend time in nature – walking barefoot on the grass or swimming in the ocean whilst silently witnessing your environment and connecting to your senses.
Outside the therapy room
Having become somewhat “attached” to her newly adopted Ashtanga practice, you may find Dafna at her yoga studio exploring the body’s potential whilst trying to keep her ego in check! She also enjoys short bursts of travel, music and theatre gigs, spending time with loved ones and taking dips at the Coogee women’s baths.