A New Chapter: My Surry Hills Psychotherapy Practice

By Published On: June 4, 2024

A New Chapter: My Surry Hills Psychotherapy Practice

A New Chapter: My Surry Hills Psychotherapy Practice

A New Chapter: My Surry Hills Psychotherapy Practice

By Published On: June 4, 2024

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Surry Hills
Reed Everingham

Provides counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and groups. He is also a clinical supervisor and academic at Western Sydney and Deakin Universities. His approach is trauma-informed, gender-affirmative, and person-centred.

Disclaimer

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS THE VIEWS OF THE AUTHOR AND IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT. PLEASE REACH OUT TO A REGISTERED THERAPIST IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING DISTRESS AND REQUIRE ASSISTANCE © REED EVERINGHAM CONSULTING.

Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of returning to Surry Hills, Sydney, where I’ve been setting up a new practice. It’s been a joyous and nostalgic experience to walk the familiar streets, explore the new shops and cafés, and feel the vibrant energy of the inner city once more. This move marks a significant milestone in my professional journey and takes me back to where my aspirations first took form.

From Country Roots to City Dreams

My journey began in country New South Wales, where I grew up with dreams of Sydney’s bright lights and excitement. As a young man, I moved to the city with hopes and ambitions, not fully realising how profoundly it would shape my future. Sydney offered a world of opportunities, and it was here that I found my calling in counselling and person-centred approaches to repair and wellness.

Over the years, life has taken me in many directions. For one, love took me to the Blue Mountains, away from the city, where I started my garden and fur family. I planted trees, began my private practice there, and eventually transitioned into academia. Working for Western Sydney and Deakin Universities has allowed me to grow personally and professionally, enhancing my supervision and teaching skills as I help shape the next generation of counselling and psychotherapy professionals. This work has been rewarding and challenging and significantly influenced my decision to return to the city.

The Pandemic

The pandemic changed many aspects of our lives, including how we work and interact. Like many others, I adapted to the circumstances by conducting sessions online. After some time, I recall deciding to move my practice online, and I worked predominately via Zoom from July 2023. I see this decision as an absolute choice and privilege.

Working online via video conferencing has been a liberating chapter. It gave my clients and me the choice to dial in from wherever we were, with the only caveat being a private and quiet setting for the duration of the call. At the time of setting up my online practice, I had the luxury of transitioning to this work with many established long-term clients. Having built rapport, trust, and safety, the online space was an easy move for us.  That said, I missed the dynamics of face-to-face interactions.

Supervising the Next Generation

In addition to my clinical work, supervising the next generation of mental health professionals remains a core aspect of my career. My university experience has enriched my ability to guide and support students as they embark on their professional journeys. This supervised approach to learning is rewarding and essential for developing the mental health field and allows me to continually investigate my own practice and training.

My supervision work with students highlighted the importance of interpersonal dynamics. The ability to supervise and support emerging professionals in situ became a compelling reason to return to Sydney. This realisation led to my new practice location at Head in the Clouds, a psychology practice housed in a beautifully converted warehouse on Buckingham Street, Surry Hills.

Embracing New Beginnings

Returning to Surry Hills feels like coming full circle. This blend of familiarity and newness is invigorating, and it provides a perfect backdrop for the next chapter of my professional journey.  Of course, the area has evolved since I first arrived in Sydney, but it retains the charm and vibrancy that made me fall in love with it years ago.

Setting up practice in Surry Hills has been a delightful experience. The supportive community within the warehouse conversion creates an inspiring environment for therapists and clients. This setting aligns perfectly with my belief in the importance of being relational, attuned, and connected in therapeutic work.

The Importance of Interpersonal Awareness

Therapy is fundamentally about building interpersonal awareness. It involves understanding and navigating the complexities of human relationships, emotions, and boundaries. This process is essential for clients’ and therapists’ personal growth and healing. My work in Surry Hills fosters this awareness, and I help clients explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours in a safe and supportive environment.

Being a ‘feeling being’ in a complex world is a central theme in my practice. Needless to say, the modern world presents numerous challenges, and understanding our emotions, reactions, and responses is crucial for navigating these complexities. Therapy offers a space to explore these aspects, develop coping strategies, and build resilience. It is an invitation to become more self-aware and fit for purpose as we progress and make friends with life.

Looking Ahead

As I settle into my new practice, I am excited about what lies ahead. The blend of familiar streets and new opportunities creates a dynamic environment for growth and exploration. Returning to Surry Hills has been a profound and rewarding experience. It reminds me of the importance of following one’s passions and staying true to one’s roots. As I continue to grow my practice and connect with the community, I am excited to see what the future holds.

Surry Hills marks a new beginning, but it also feels like a return to my roots. It reminds me of why I chose this path and the joy of supporting others as they navigate their journeys. Whether you seek therapy or professional supervision, I invite you to learn more about my services and join me in Surry Hills.

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Surry Hills
Reed Everingham

Provides counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and groups. He is also a clinical supervisor and academic at Western Sydney and Deakin Universities. His approach is trauma-informed, gender-affirmative, and person-centred.

Disclaimer

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS THE VIEWS OF THE AUTHOR AND IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT. PLEASE REACH OUT TO A REGISTERED THERAPIST IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING DISTRESS AND REQUIRE ASSISTANCE © REED EVERINGHAM CONSULTING.

Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of returning to Surry Hills, Sydney, where I’ve been setting up a new practice. It’s been a joyous and nostalgic experience to walk the familiar streets, explore the new shops and cafés, and feel the vibrant energy of the inner city once more. This move marks a significant milestone in my professional journey and takes me back to where my aspirations first took form.

From Country Roots to City Dreams

My journey began in country New South Wales, where I grew up with dreams of Sydney’s bright lights and excitement. As a young man, I moved to the city with hopes and ambitions, not fully realising how profoundly it would shape my future. Sydney offered a world of opportunities, and it was here that I found my calling in counselling and person-centred approaches to repair and wellness.

Over the years, life has taken me in many directions. For one, love took me to the Blue Mountains, away from the city, where I started my garden and fur family. I planted trees, began my private practice there, and eventually transitioned into academia. Working for Western Sydney and Deakin Universities has allowed me to grow personally and professionally, enhancing my supervision and teaching skills as I help shape the next generation of counselling and psychotherapy professionals. This work has been rewarding and challenging and significantly influenced my decision to return to the city.

The Pandemic

The pandemic changed many aspects of our lives, including how we work and interact. Like many others, I adapted to the circumstances by conducting sessions online. After some time, I recall deciding to move my practice online, and I worked predominately via Zoom from July 2023. I see this decision as an absolute choice and privilege.

Working online via video conferencing has been a liberating chapter. It gave my clients and me the choice to dial in from wherever we were, with the only caveat being a private and quiet setting for the duration of the call. At the time of setting up my online practice, I had the luxury of transitioning to this work with many established long-term clients. Having built rapport, trust, and safety, the online space was an easy move for us.  That said, I missed the dynamics of face-to-face interactions.

Supervising the Next Generation

In addition to my clinical work, supervising the next generation of mental health professionals remains a core aspect of my career. My university experience has enriched my ability to guide and support students as they embark on their professional journeys. This supervised approach to learning is rewarding and essential for developing the mental health field and allows me to continually investigate my own practice and training.

My supervision work with students highlighted the importance of interpersonal dynamics. The ability to supervise and support emerging professionals in situ became a compelling reason to return to Sydney. This realisation led to my new practice location at Head in the Clouds, a psychology practice housed in a beautifully converted warehouse on Buckingham Street, Surry Hills.

Embracing New Beginnings

Returning to Surry Hills feels like coming full circle. This blend of familiarity and newness is invigorating, and it provides a perfect backdrop for the next chapter of my professional journey.  Of course, the area has evolved since I first arrived in Sydney, but it retains the charm and vibrancy that made me fall in love with it years ago.

Setting up practice in Surry Hills has been a delightful experience. The supportive community within the warehouse conversion creates an inspiring environment for therapists and clients. This setting aligns perfectly with my belief in the importance of being relational, attuned, and connected in therapeutic work.

The Importance of Interpersonal Awareness

Therapy is fundamentally about building interpersonal awareness. It involves understanding and navigating the complexities of human relationships, emotions, and boundaries. This process is essential for clients’ and therapists’ personal growth and healing. My work in Surry Hills fosters this awareness, and I help clients explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours in a safe and supportive environment.

Being a ‘feeling being’ in a complex world is a central theme in my practice. Needless to say, the modern world presents numerous challenges, and understanding our emotions, reactions, and responses is crucial for navigating these complexities. Therapy offers a space to explore these aspects, develop coping strategies, and build resilience. It is an invitation to become more self-aware and fit for purpose as we progress and make friends with life.

Looking Ahead

As I settle into my new practice, I am excited about what lies ahead. The blend of familiar streets and new opportunities creates a dynamic environment for growth and exploration. Returning to Surry Hills has been a profound and rewarding experience. It reminds me of the importance of following one’s passions and staying true to one’s roots. As I continue to grow my practice and connect with the community, I am excited to see what the future holds.

Surry Hills marks a new beginning, but it also feels like a return to my roots. It reminds me of why I chose this path and the joy of supporting others as they navigate their journeys. Whether you seek therapy or professional supervision, I invite you to learn more about my services and join me in Surry Hills.

Photo by Yang Xia on Unsplash

Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of returning to Surry Hills, Sydney, where I’ve been setting up a new practice. It’s been a joyous and nostalgic experience to walk the familiar streets, explore the new shops and cafés, and feel the vibrant energy of the inner city once more. This move marks a significant milestone in my professional journey and takes me back to where my aspirations first took form.

From Country Roots to City Dreams

My journey began in country New South Wales, where I grew up with dreams of Sydney’s bright lights and excitement. As a young man, I moved to the city with hopes and ambitions, not fully realising how profoundly it would shape my future. Sydney offered a world of opportunities, and it was here that I found my calling in counselling and person-centred approaches to repair and wellness.

Over the years, life has taken me in many directions. For one, love took me to the Blue Mountains, away from the city, where I started my garden and fur family. I planted trees, began my private practice there, and eventually transitioned into academia. Working for Western Sydney and Deakin Universities has allowed me to grow personally and professionally, enhancing my supervision and teaching skills as I help shape the next generation of counselling and psychotherapy professionals. This work has been rewarding and challenging and significantly influenced my decision to return to the city.

The Pandemic

The pandemic changed many aspects of our lives, including how we work and interact. Like many others, I adapted to the circumstances by conducting sessions online. After some time, I recall deciding to move my practice online, and I worked predominately via Zoom from July 2023. I see this decision as an absolute choice and privilege.

Working online via video conferencing has been a liberating chapter. It gave my clients and me the choice to dial in from wherever we were, with the only caveat being a private and quiet setting for the duration of the call. At the time of setting up my online practice, I had the luxury of transitioning to this work with many established long-term clients. Having built rapport, trust, and safety, the online space was an easy move for us.  That said, I missed the dynamics of face-to-face interactions.

Supervising the Next Generation

In addition to my clinical work, supervising the next generation of mental health professionals remains a core aspect of my career. My university experience has enriched my ability to guide and support students as they embark on their professional journeys. This supervised approach to learning is rewarding and essential for developing the mental health field and allows me to continually investigate my own practice and training.

My supervision work with students highlighted the importance of interpersonal dynamics. The ability to supervise and support emerging professionals in situ became a compelling reason to return to Sydney. This realisation led to my new practice location at Head in the Clouds, a psychology practice housed in a beautifully converted warehouse on Buckingham Street, Surry Hills.

Embracing New Beginnings

Returning to Surry Hills feels like coming full circle. This blend of familiarity and newness is invigorating, and it provides a perfect backdrop for the next chapter of my professional journey.  Of course, the area has evolved since I first arrived in Sydney, but it retains the charm and vibrancy that made me fall in love with it years ago.

Setting up practice in Surry Hills has been a delightful experience. The supportive community within the warehouse conversion creates an inspiring environment for therapists and clients. This setting aligns perfectly with my belief in the importance of being relational, attuned, and connected in therapeutic work.

The Importance of Interpersonal Awareness

Therapy is fundamentally about building interpersonal awareness. It involves understanding and navigating the complexities of human relationships, emotions, and boundaries. This process is essential for clients’ and therapists’ personal growth and healing. My work in Surry Hills fosters this awareness, and I help clients explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours in a safe and supportive environment.

Being a ‘feeling being’ in a complex world is a central theme in my practice. Needless to say, the modern world presents numerous challenges, and understanding our emotions, reactions, and responses is crucial for navigating these complexities. Therapy offers a space to explore these aspects, develop coping strategies, and build resilience. It is an invitation to become more self-aware and fit for purpose as we progress and make friends with life.

Looking Ahead

As I settle into my new practice, I am excited about what lies ahead. The blend of familiar streets and new opportunities creates a dynamic environment for growth and exploration. Returning to Surry Hills has been a profound and rewarding experience. It reminds me of the importance of following one’s passions and staying true to one’s roots. As I continue to grow my practice and connect with the community, I am excited to see what the future holds.

Surry Hills marks a new beginning, but it also feels like a return to my roots. It reminds me of why I chose this path and the joy of supporting others as they navigate their journeys. Whether you seek therapy or professional supervision, I invite you to learn more about my services and join me in Surry Hills.

Photo by Yang Xia on Unsplash

Image Credit: Unsplash
Surry Hills
Reed Everingham

Provides counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and groups. He is also a clinical supervisor and academic at Western Sydney and Deakin Universities. His approach is trauma-informed, gender-affirmative, and person-centred.

Disclaimer

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS THE VIEWS OF THE AUTHOR AND IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT. PLEASE REACH OUT TO A REGISTERED THERAPIST IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING DISTRESS AND REQUIRE ASSISTANCE © REED EVERINGHAM CONSULTING.

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