About Darryl Smith: Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Darryl is passionate about working with people and he has extensive experience in counselling, psychotherapy, mentoring, educational roles and business. Some years ago he decided to follow his heart and purpose and trained as a Psychotherapist. Darryl initially trained in Hakomi Mindful Body Centred Therapy and has continued to do more training to develop his professional skills. More recently he was introduced to TRTP Therapy (The Richards Trauma Process) and has completed Practitioner training in this incredible method.
In addition to being a graduate of the Hakomi Professional Training Program and completing The TRTP Training, Darryl holds a Bachelor of Education and is a Certified Postural Integration Therapist. He has also been the Chair of the Hakomi Australia Association and was a tutor on the 2019/2020 Hakomi Training Program in Perth, Western Australia.
Darryl has also been committed to his own personal journey and growth over many years. Through his wide range of life experiences, he has been called to look at his own process more closely and to reflect more broadly on how we all navigate our lives searching for happiness, love, meaning and joy.
Darryl has always been curious about life and has explored a number of spiritual paths and philosophies. For many years he has been aware of the power of meditation, mindfulness and reflective practices and how they can help us be more present and positive in our daily activities and relationships.
As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Darryl has a deep commitment to providing a very safe and supportive space for his clients. He has the ability to fully "be with" people, allowing them to gently unfold and work through issues at their own unique pace. He believes it is possible for everyone to let go of past difficulties and choose new ways of being, that allow for happiness and fulfillment. His intention is to support people to really find out who they are underneath the layers of conditioning they may have taken on. He helps people discover their “authentic self or “the truth of who they really are”. This way they then can make new choices from this new place of clarity and confidence.
Darryl's Professional Background:
Darryl has worked in different community settings including private practice, agencies, organisations and educational settings.
His previous work roles have included:
Counsellor and Bodywork Therapist
Coordinator of a program for at risk adolescents
Coordinator of programs with long term unemployed adults
Tutor in Stress Management at Curtin University
Family Support Worker
Darryl was also active in the early Men’s Movement in the 1990’s