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What are you willing to change today?

Resource therapy helps you to access your inner resources to promote positive change.


Resource Therapy is a trauma informed, strengths based parts therapy that was developed by Professor Gordon Emmerson , who combined his knowledge of psychology, advanced ego state therapy and his life work. Resource Therapy recognises all parts of the personality and acknowledges that they all have a role to play. All parts are valuable internal resources that make us the unique individuals we are.

Resource Therapy very much aligns with Gestalt Therapy insomuch as it is based on the individual being made up of different parts and works towards integration of these parts. In Resource Therapy, these parts are called our Resources. We all have many inner Resources available to support us.


Some of the benefits you can gain from Resource Therapy are to:

  • Build awareness

  • Feel more integrated

  • Feel more able to self support and regulate emotions

  • Heal early trauma and wounds without being retraumatised

  • Feel transformed

  • Feel more balanced

  • Feel more connected with yourself

  • Gain more acceptance of the different parts of you


The Pixar movie, ‘Inside Out’ is a very clever movie which gives us a lovely example of how sometimes one part can ‘take over’ and how all parts are necessary and have a role.


Often you will hear people say things like ‘there is a part of me that wants to do — and there is another part that does not want to. An example of this might be the part that wants to move forward and be motivated and there is another part that cannot be bothered.

Using the metaphor of a bus and in that bus we have all of our different parts – the happy part, sad part, angry part, motivated part, fearful part etc, often due to life circumstances, one part, perhaps being the fearful or anxious part, gets into the driver’s seat and takes over.


Resource therapy works with that unwanted part (example, fear or anxiety) and supports that part by bringing awareness that it no longer needs to hold onto whatever caused it to initially feel that way. This is a very empowering process, as you can negotiate a more useful role for that part as well as bringing into awareness other under utilised parts that can be supportive, for example, the more trusting, motivated or calm part.

Resource Therapy directly addresses the personality part that needs change. It is a powerful, safe, direct and effective form of therapy which can resolve areas of concern/behavioural issues in a fraction of the time compared most other therapies. Resource Therapy can assist with issues such as:

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Phobias

  • Addictions

  • Anxiety

  • Anger

  • Smoking

  • Gambling


I knew I needed help. I didn't know whether I was grieving or grudging but I knew I was struggling. So I followed what was left of my instincts and took a step to see Tamika. Within 24 hours of reaching out, Tamika had phoned me, an appointment had been made and I knew someone was willing to help me.
One session with Tamika and I knew I wanted to see her again. She has a calm, composed and attentive presence that devotes itself to your story. Tamika does not rush you to tell your story but allows the conversation to follow its own course. You will find yourself later, reflecting on the wisdom that she shares as you talk. These gems sustain you because you recognise that they come from a place of deep awareness and understanding and that they apply to YOU.
I have seen Tamika several times and I have experienced an amazing shift in my belief about myself. I can hardly believe that it is me saying feel empowered, focused and willing to face the future. It is a feeling that has a permanence about it because Tamika helps you realise the truth about yourself and your life in a way that makes you want to face it, embrace It and love it
Thank you Tamika.

Judy, Sydney

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