Counselling and Psychotherapy


How I work

My belief is that we are all unique in our own way and as a result we all experience the world and our problems in our own individual ways.

I approach counselling and psychotherapy in a holistic and respectful way that is more a collaborative journey of self-discovery and awareness. At times this journey can be exciting, sometimes it can be challenging. My role is to support you along the way as you move to identify and explore possibilities for change.

I describe my modality as person-centred existential, though I may use aspects of other modalities to help illuminate an issue or to help support you in your healing process. For example, some of my clients have found sandplay very useful to explore aspects of themselves, help with blocks and to heal. Other clients have discovered the profound benefits of mindfulness with calming stress, relieving anxiety and allowing the body/mind to heal.

Whether you are suffering from stress, childhood issues, anxiety, depression (including post-natal), self esteem issues, grief and loss, GLBTI issues, cultural or migration issues, eating disorders, relationship issues, adoption issues, or existential issues or you simply want to know more about yourself, I can help.

My passion is to help you explore your experience of the world and what this means for you. Together in a gentle and non-judgemental way, I can assist you to uncover and clarify thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be getting in the way of you living a more connected and meaningful life.

If you have a sense that life could be better, a specific issue to explore or a desire to develop more insight into your own life, I would be honoured to assist you in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment.



  • Master Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy
  • Graduate Diploma in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Master International Social Development
  • Master Heritage Conservation (Museum Studies)
  • Graduate Diploma in Media Arts (Documentary Film Making)
  • Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
  • BA (Italian Language & Literature)
  • Meditation Facilitator’s Certificate

Contact details

Clara Luxford
Double Bay
Ph: 0412 231 796

Please contact me for an appointment and further information.