Chrissie is a Psychotherapist in private practice for 11 years and counsels at a Sydney drama school. Initially trained in Self Psychology she has an analytic and a relational approach to her work as well as a somatic understanding with the body and recently graduated from the AABCAP Buddhist Psychology training course in 2015.
Chrissie has a 45 year history as a choreographer, director, producer and theatre maker as well teaching body awareness from encounter groups in the 70’s to working with Indigenous dance for 10 years, head of Movement at ACA training actors in movement and physical theatre for 17 years and more recently working with and developing performers with Cerebral Palsy founding a physical approach to communication and awareness. Chrissie has been a Yoga practitioner for 20 years she embraces all areas of knowledge in her approach to teaching body work.
DR ENG-KONG TAN
AABCAP Founding President
Dr. Tan is a medical doctor, consultant psychiatrist and analytic psychotherapist in private practice, providing individual and couples therapy, meditation, personal development and analytic groups. He is the Founder and Chairman of Metta Clinic, a group psychiatric and psychotherapy clinic in Sydney. He is a former Chair of the Section of Psychotherapy of the RANZCP and Chairman of Training to the PPAA. He has been a member of the Training Committees of NSWIPP and ANZAP.
Eng-Kong is the Founder President of AABCAP and its first Director of Training of our Buddhism & Psychotherapy Professional Course. He has presented keynote addresses, workshops, seminars on Spirituality, Buddhism, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy in Australia and Asia. Eng-Kong has been conferred Adjunct Professorship at Nan Tien Institute, Wollongong, which is working towards being Australia’s first Buddhist University.
AABCAP Director of Education
Nicholas is a registered psychologist and yoga teacher in private practice on the NSW South Coast. He works with individuals, couple and families in the areas of mental health and well-being life transitions, trauma, stress management and personal development. He has been a family and child counsellor and group facilitator with Relationships Australia in Wollongong and has worked for over 20 years in community health, running small group programs including men’s health, stress management and relaxation, interpersonal skills, yoga and meditation. He lectures in Holistic and Relationship Counselling at Nature Care College in Artarmon.
JITINDRIYA (aka LORAINE KEATS)
AABCAP Director of Training
Jitindriya is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and meditation teacher. She trained as a Buddhist nun for over 16 years in the Theravadan Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah & Ajahn Sumedho, during which time she lived and taught in England, Australia & the USA.
After leaving the monastic order, Jitindriya earned a Master’s degree in Buddhist Psychotherapy Practice with the Karuna Institute & Middlesex University in the UK. Jitindriya returned to Australia in 2008 and now lives in Lismore, Northern NSW, where she has a private psychotherapy practice.
AABCAP Education Assistant
Sabina Rabold is a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with more than 17 years of experience primarily in private practice. She is the founder and director of Well for Life, Centre for Counselling, Mindfulness and Holistic Health in Crows Nest, Sydney and is an experienced lecturer, teacher and trainer in the fields of counselling, communication and leadership. A deep love for the creative, humanistic and contemplative traditions have shaped her therapeutic work and support her clients to grow and thrive while also nourishing her work.
Sabina is a senior academic teacher at the Australian College of Applied Psychology and conducts clinical supervision with therapists and student counsellors. With a life-long commitment to learning Sabina has a number of graduate and post graduate qualifications including a Master of Counselling and Diploma in Buddhist Psychotherapy. A 30 year practice in meditation, with a particular love for the insight tradition, has led Sabina to teach meditation and mindfulness classes and retreats and she deeply appreciates the gifts of these practices in her therapeutic work. Combined with the various creative practices such as sandplay and symbol work her therapeutic approach offers a holistic pathway to discover and appreciate one’s unique being and leads to deeper knowing, greater freedom and balance and inner peace.