Psychotherapist, Trainer, Supervisor, Facilitator
P: 0425 785 405
Sessions: online. Currently not taking new therapy clients.
Book a free 20-minute phone consultation directly in Liz’s calendar here for enquiries about supervision, training or facilitation.
Liz founded the Melbourne Processwork Centre in 2014 out of her passion for the Processwork model and what it has to offer not only in the therapeutic setting, but in the community, organisational, and social change settings. Her goal for MPWC is to support the development and expansion of Processwork while maintaining the rigour of its training and accreditation standards.
In her therapy practice, Liz sees a wide range of people and issues, and specialises in trauma, abuse and neglect using a post-traumatic growth approach (read more about Liz’s trauma therapy practice at her dedicated page Cultivating Confidence).
She is a diversity-friendly and diversity competent therapist and works with people over the age of 12 years. Liz is experienced working with people from marginalised groups; people in non-monogamous relationship structures; people with diverse gender and sexual identities; people with kink interests; and people in marginalised occupations (i.e. sex workers).
Liz works within a liberatory framework, meaning where appropriate, she works with clients to understand how broader social dynamics impact on wellbeing, rather than the dominant mainstream perspective whereby the issues presented to therapy are the fault, failing or personal misfortune of the client.
Liz qualified as a psychotherapist through Australia New Zealand Process-Oriented Psychology and is registered member of the Psychotherapy and Counsellors Federation of Australia. She engages in ongoing clinical supervision, professional development, and her own personal therapy.
Session fees are $165 AUS (including GST) per 50 min session (full fees apply to cancellations with less than 24-hour notice).
Liz is currently not taking new therapy clients.
Liz has been delivering workshops and seminars on a range of topics since the late 1990s, beginning with training in nonviolent communication and nonviolent community safety with Pt’chang Nonviolent Community Safety Group and then in nonviolent third party intervention, facilitation and consensus decision making with Peace Brigades International (Indonesia Project).
This was followed by a range of different training programs in both the business, charity, and local government sectors, plus dozens of personal development public workshops and talks.
Liz now focuses primarily on teaching Process-Oriented Psychology in the MPWC Processwork Intensive and as a faculty member of Australia New Zealand Process-Oriented Psychology and the Processwork Institute India.
She also runs training in areas of special interest from time to time, including Trauma-Informed Facilitation.
Liz has a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
Facilitation and Facilitation Supervision
Liz has been facilitating groups since the late 1990s, in a wide range of contexts; including women’s university groups, large (100+ people) social action groups, human rights defenders in undeclared civil wars, communities engagement processes, volunteer training and recruitment groups, workplace team conflicts, strategic planning processes, etc.
While Liz mostly now focuses on social dialogue facilitation and facilitator training, she still engages a small amount of work in conflict, decision making, and strategic planning facilitation.
Liz also pioneers the Process-Oriented Facilitation Supervision Model, whereby the application of reflective practice, ethical oversight, and professional development from the clinical supervision context of therapy, is translated to the facilitation profession, supporting facilitators to not only develop their competence and confidence but to ensure their work is framed with an ethical duty of care to their clients and participants.
Along with the Diploma of Process-Oriented Psychology (a training in both psychotherapy and facilitation), Liz has an Advanced Certificate of Group Facilitation from the Groupwork Institute of Australia.
- Certified Processwork Diplomate
- Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Science (Hons)
- Diploma of Management
- Advanced Certificate of Group Facilitation
- Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
- Current studies – Master of Culture, Health and Medicine (critical medical anthropology)