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Welcome to Psyche. the Greek word psyche translates for soul. It’s also the Greek word for butterfly, meaning transformation from primitive stage to a more complete and developed one. Psyche, in the Greek Mythology, was a beautiful maiden that called the attention of Eros, the god of Love. She broke a promise she made to Eros by opening her eyes to see who was her lover (Eros) and was banished from his company. Psyche had to ask for Aphrodite’s mercy. Aphrodite, the Godess of beauty, gave Psyche a set of impossible tasks to be able to reunite her with her love Eros. Psyche was unconscious of her own potential. She had to be put to test in a sense to find her own strength.

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The meaning behind this story can be compared to a transition phase in one’s life.  The biggest issue during this period  is trying to figure out what we want from life and, on the other hand, what life wants from us. People search for meaningful relationships, love, spirituality, happiness and fulfilment. But life (family, work, children, finances) gets in the way and most often false securities can lead to feelings of loss, loneliness and boredom. A sense of an unaccomplished life. What to do next? This is when paralysis installs itself and even when we know we need to move on, some how we can’t. Seeing a psychologist can be a step into knowing more about this phase. It is so important to have someone that can listen to our deepest doubts and fears, also lost dreams.  A psychologist is an experienced professional that gives you support, listens to you and challenges old and unhelpful patterns. It is in this relationship that one can acquire long lasting understanding of their own processes and how to move forward.

I am a psychologist working in south Sydney, Kogarah, Australia. My job is to assist people in finding meaning for their life. Together we find out what is blocking them to move forward. Once they are able to find and accept who they are, there is space and maturity to grow. One small step at a time.