Working with Stephen

Work on emotional issues, improve your mental health and sense of wellbeing, all in a supportive and safe space.

For over 25 years I have been working with people, and connection is at the core of that work – connection with self, connection with community and connection with the environment.

I offer courses, retreats, mentoring, training and 1-2-1 sessions that are powerfully transformative and have the intention of bringing harmony to your mind, your life, your community and the world.

My work utilises many western, eastern and ancient modalities, practices and environments. All the while, providing a safe space for you to navigate your life, nervous system, perceptions and beliefs, behavioural patterns, and values.

In our work I will remain present to you, my Self and the process. My promise to you is that I will support you and provide curiosity, care, compassion, connectedness, and calm.

I am a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner in private practice. I also serve as a Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator, training participants in the professional course, and Mentor participants as they prepare for certification. Furthermore, I am the Graduate Program Specialist for Compassionate Inquiry supporting the Intern and Volunteer Coordinator and the Mentorship Coordinator.

I have completed Internal Family Systems Levels 1, 2 and 3, and work as a Programme Assistant on IFS Level 1 courses.

Additionally, I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

Right now I completing a 2-year Diploma in Gestalt Group Work. 

I look forward to hearing from you and exploring how we might work together.

Completed Training

Thomas Hübl Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner
Compassionate Inquiry Mentor
Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator
Internal Family Systems Level 1
Internal Family Systems Level 2 – Trauma and Neuroscience
Internal Family Systems Level 3
Integrating IFS into supervision and consultation
The Farther Reaches of IFS – Unattached Burdens and Guides
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Basics of Clinical Supervision with Jeff Chang
Level 4 Counselling Certificate
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling Studies
Looking Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory with Deb Dana
Suicide Prevention Training with Action to Prevent Suicide
The Mindsight Approach to Wellbeing: A Comprehensive Course in Interpersonal Neurobiology (Feb 2022)
DEI training with The National Coalition Building Institute
Nurturing the Heart with the Brain in Mind – Bonnie Badenoch (2022)
Connect. Restore. Reclaim. with Dr Richard Schwartz and Thomas Hübl (2023)
DEI training (6 weeks) with Leadership Pathways S.A. (2023)
Master Firewalk Instructor and Trainer
NLP Master Practitioner
Laughter Yoga Teacher

Upcoming and Current Training

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I)
Gestalt Practitioner Diploma (2023 – 25)

In addition to any ongoing training, I receive regular supervision, mentoring and participate in group consultations.


What people are saying

I have always experienced Stephen to work with deep grace, creativity, professionalism, sensitivity, energy, flexibility and with an astounding dexterity in translating often complex concepts into an accessible, supportive, and familiar language.

Stephen is a modest down to earth authentic man who is passionate about people. He has a natural ability to relate and connect. His gentle, considerate personality shines through in his interaction with people.

I have observed Stephen to work skillfully to support individuals and groups, sensitively attending to group dynamics whilst also offering one to one support when needed. I experience Stephen to be a committed, passionate leader and highly skilled facilitator.

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