Dr Bianca Sebben
I have always had an interest in hearing other people's stories, with compassionate consideration of how a person’s past influences their present-day experience.
My journey towards becoming a psychologist has required me to step into a place of vulnerability, to practice compassion for all parts of the self and to honour and accept my authenticity. I endeavour to support my clients to do the same so that they can live harmoniously with a more integrated sense of self.
As a psychologist, my approach to wellbeing is holistic in that it incorporates body, mind, spirit, community, and environment, which I learnt from having the privilege to work within Indigenous communities, both locally and abroad.
Over the past decade, I have been working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and feel privileged to be working in this space.
I have an interest in working with complex trauma and dissociation, as well as supporting clients from a harm minimisation approach to prepare for and integrate their experiences with non-ordinary states of conscious including psychedelics, plant medicine, breathwork and meditation
I am also a board-approved supervisor and provide supervision to therapists working within the trauma and dissociation space.
My other roles include:
Founding Board member for credentialling for the Australian Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Practitioners (AMAPP)
Co-founder and Director of Indigenous Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies (IPAT)
Contributor- FIVE 5 MeO DMT Information and Vital Education
Co- Chair Australian Association of Psychologists Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Interest Group
Psychedelic- Assisted Therapist/Researcher
I welcome you to tell me your story and begin your journey to do the same.
My approach to therapy is holistic in nature in that I endeavour to look at the broader picture of the human experience- body, mind, spirit, community and environment.
I work collaboratively with clients to meet them where they are at, in my commitment to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy principles of unity and non-violence
My approach has a somatic orientation with cognitive elements, exploring the current state of the nervous system and understanding how our past experiences may be stored and present in a variety of somatic symptoms through psychoeducation, skill building and reprocessing of information where appropriate
More About Me
Bachelor of Psychology - Honours - University of South Australia
Masters of Clinical Psychology - University of Southern Queensland
Doctor of Philosophy- Indigenous Psychology - University of South Australia
Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy - Mind Medicine Institute
EMDR Accredited Practitioner- EMDRAA
Member- Australian Association of Psychologists