Hi, I’m Leanne
I am a registered psychologist in clinical practice with additional training in the area of somatic therapy, art therapy and therapeutic journalling for complex trauma.
I have personal experience in this area, misdiagnosed for years as anxiety, depression or just ‘stuck’, despite my deep commitment to healing and recovery. These experiences motivated me to take a stand against the mistreatment and dismissal of trauma survivors, especially those who have suffered at the hands of their own family.
I am here for the orphans, the outcasts, the outsiders, the wounded warriors, all in a multi-dimensional way that creates support, education and safe gathering spaces for those who are living with complex relational trauma.
Being an adoptee with a lived experience of verbal, emotional and physical violence has given me a personal understanding of those who have experienced attachment trauma and complex PTSD with all their life-altering consequences. There are some impacts of trauma, estrangement and scapegoating that may never be healed and as such, I continue to search out ways we can integrate these experiences into our stories without shame.
At the moment I am a student at the Queensland College of Art, and the Milan Art Institute, seeking to enhance my ability to support the creative expression of my own and others’ experiences of living for which words are inadequate.
While conceptualising our complex human experiences in ways that go beyond words, I also have a lifelong love of words and so I am at work on a memoir, outlining my personal journey through attachment trauma, emotional deprivation, emotional and physical abuse and family estrangement.