Relationship and Couples Therapist
Ramsay is a relatable, insightful and authentic therapist who has worked for many years with individuals and couples both in private practice and for agencies. He brings a lot of wisdom and lived experience to his work, and clients say they value the calm, thoughtful and non-judgmental space that Ramsay creates for them.
Ramsay has particular expertise and experience in working with couples where one or both have trauma backgrounds, where an affair or other betrayal has occurred, and/or where there are substance abuse issues and high conflict in the relationship. Many couples seek Ramsay’s help when there has also been a diagnosis of AD/HD or ASD for one or both people. He enjoys working with couples where there are mental health challenges and unresolved issues due to childhood experiences.
Many couples seek Ramsay’s help when they are on the verge of separation due to a significant event like an affair or substance abuse. Or when AD/HD or ASD has become a problem in the relationship. Ramsay helps people navigate through these problems in a safe way, with skilful and considered interventions. Many couples are surprised at how quickly their relationships improve when working with Ramsay.
Ramsay enjoys working with diverse cultures and social identities and has worked in the USA. He is also a Group Facilitator and a Lecturer in this field.
Ramsay holds a Master’s degree in Process Oriented Psychology from the world renowned Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is member of faculty at the Metavision Institute (teaching Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy and Relationship and Conflict.) He also works with Relationships Australia as a group facilitator in the Relationship Education and Family Safety Programs.
On a personal note, Ramsay has a background in theatre and TV and currently facilitates a therapy group for the Actors Benevolent Fund. He has a lot of experience working with creatives and actors and is highly sought after by people from creative industries.
Qualifications and Professional Membership
Master in Process Orientated Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Graduate Diploma in Applied Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advance Diploma in Chekhov Technique
Bachelor of Creative Art
“Ramsay is a wonderful, caring and professional person who is very knowledgeable. He’s a great listener but tells it straight when he needs to. He helped me work through a massive problem in only a few weeks and then was happy to offer follow up advice from time to time. Ramsay is definitely a people person and I was lucky I found him.“ – Clients who saw Ramsay
“I’d highly recommend you to any one wanting to feel listened to, held and safe, while collaboratively exploring what changes need to occur to live a fuller and more fruitful life. I like your gentle and realistic approach to unfolding an issue and insight into human existence on this playing field!“ – Clients who saw Ramsay
“I cannot emphasise how much my work with Ramsay has meant to us. He embodies deep listening, ever present curiosity, immense kindness and a clever knack for working with the mind, body and spirit in nimble ways using diverse tools of embodiment, imagination and dialogue. Most importantly, one feels his deep heart that genuinely cares and is right there beside you, observing wisely and non-judgmentally. Looking back, I am grateful for having been seen through so much in the last five years by an extraordinary human being I am proud to call my therapist – in a way that champions the best of therapist-client relationships.“ – Clients who saw Ramsay
“Jessica (name changed) and I found Ramsay to be a very warm, friendly and caring therapist. From the initial session we felt comfortable to discuss the difficult relationship issues we were experiencing. Ramsay was very attentive, empathetic, and able to balance the needs in the room well, ensuring we both were comfortable with the direction the session took, and other difficult topics in the session. Ramsay also had great insight and knowledge into the issues that we brought to sessions, and was able to effectively communicate them in creative analogies or metaphors that we continue to use in our relationship. We greatly benefitted from our sessions, and can report our relationship is significantly better in many areas thanks to the sessions we had with Ramsay..“ – Clients who saw Ramsay