8-10 Mansfield St, Thornbury 3071.

Dash Russell

Dash completed his Bachelor of Counselling and Psychotherapy at Ikon Institute in 2020 and has been in private practice since 2021.

He is an avid musician who plays drums and guitar, composes expressive pieces of music, and jams regularly with an improv group. His favourite artists are eclectic, including Animal Collective, Tigran Hamasyan, Steve Reich, Nine Horses, Animals As Leaders, Bill Wurtz, St Vincent, Floatie, Exivious, Spellling, Deftones, Bjork, Tom Waits, Esperanza Spalding, Xenia Rubinos, and Tune-Yards.

Dash is passionate about cultivating a deep sense of connection to homeplace and kin. He also loves skateboarding, camping, lucid-dreaming, and gardening.

Prior to psychotherapy, Dash spent many years coordinating before and after school care programs with primary aged children. He gained a Diploma of Montessori Education from MWEI in 2019.
Therapeutic approachThe first phase of therapy focuses on getting to know each other, hearing about your life history, and getting clear on a mutually agreed upon set of focus issues. Sessions progressively focus on positive pathways of change and repair; this can involve resolving emotional wounds, forging self-esteem, overcoming shame, deepening relationships, re-evaluating thoughts, facing fears, psycho-education, imaginative visualisation, building self-understanding, and beyond. Treatment is tailored for the individual, which can mean some trial and error before finding what best works for you. Sometimes a session is simply getting things off your chest, finding relief in unpacking your stories and personal experience with someone who cares.

Dash’s key areas of interest include childhood neglect, meaning and purpose, authenticity, self-esteem, friendship, romantic relating, PTSD, creativity, spirituality, activism, and nature-connection.

Whether you're inhabiting a dark place in life, or are simply curious to explore and further develop yourself in this one precious life, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Dash Russell

Services / Modalities

Practitioner Psychotherapy Integrated Psychotherapist

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