Hi, I’m Francesca.
I help women feeling burdened by emotional pain and old beliefs which no longer serve them.
Trauma and painful experiences can leave you feeling a profound sense of being lost and disconnected from others, and from the world. This can create an inner tug of war between the part of you that yearns to be met with warmth, and the part which feels terrified to let warmth in.
I'm welcoming all parts of you, just as you are.
I'm here to remind you that you have everything you need inside you.
Finding the Wholeness Within
There is a wholeness that exists already within you, waiting to be reclaimed. I provide a safe haven where you can give space to all the different parts of yourself. When we turn towards the parts of ourselves we would rather avoid, we begin to welcome these orphaned parts home. We can rescue these parts that have been frozen in time in memories of pain and trauma held in our bodies.
The Innate Capacity to Heal
All of us are born with an innate capacity for healing. Through new experiences in somatic therapy, you can begin to gently reorganize old patterns that arose to protect you. As we feel deeply understood, we begin to breathe into our cells new experiences of warmth, presence and acceptance.
I'll help you to nurture your compassionate witness – the part of you that can hold all the other parts with self-compassion and acceptance. I hold space for gentle, healing experiences that nurture your body and heart. I’ll guide you to soften into a new relationship with your body.
I live in Hobart in Tasmania with my husband, two children, black Labrador and cavoodle. I’ve spent the last 20 years learning to listen more deeply to my body, heart and spirit through my own healing journey, including studying Ayurveda and Reiki healing. The empathy and support I have received from heart-centred practitioners has helped me to grow into warmth for myself. To embrace all parts of who I am and find the gifts within the most painful parts.
For so long there were parts of me that I kept in the shadows. The more I have reclaimed these parts, the more at home I have felt in my heart and body. That's why I’m dedicated to helping women connect more deeply within. I hold a sacred space that will help support you to listen to the whispers of your soul voice and heart wisdom. I am deeply committed to continuing my own lifelong sacred healing journey as I believe that this is essential to being a sacred space holder for others.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and an undergraduate degree in Arts/Communication and am a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). I have a decade of experience in different roles supporting people, including suicide prevention, mental health and compassionate parenting groups.
I have also undertaken training and courses in many different techniques, including:
- Somatic Experiencing (3 year body-based trauma training)
- Somatic Touch Skills
- Interpersonal Neurobiology
- Family Systems
- Internal Family Systems
- Inner Parts Work
- Aware Parenting
- Hand in Hand Parenting Professional Intensive
- Non-violent Communication
My holistic approach honours the wisdom of the body-mind-heart-soul connection. I integrate a variety of different approaches which are attuned to each person’s unique needs. This approach infuses somatic therapy, self-compassion and embodiment practices. I have a special interest in helping women to understand the language of their bodies to open a doorway to transformation.
Connect Deeply Within
Psychotherapy can help you to connect more deeply to yourself in a safe and nurturing space. If you want to take the first step towards healing, I offer a free 15 minute consultation in which you may ask me questions about my services. Reach out at 0400 582 872.