Styles of Therapy - A focus on mindfulness & Somatics

Drawing on many years of training in a variety of modalities, Ajay brings a range of tools and skills to support you on your life journey. 

Working with mindfulness and somatically can provide very powerful tools for change, and this is the backbone of Ajay’s work. However, he also uses a variety of other proven approaches depending on the needs of the situation.

Therapy approaches:

    • Somatic (body) & mindfulness based counselling & psychotherapy
    • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
    • Transpersonal psychotherapy
    • Brief Therapy
    • Psychoeducation / Skills training
    • Strengths based counselling
    • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (3rd wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / CBT)

What is Mindfulness and Somatic Therapy?

See Mindfulness and Psychotherapy pages for more information

At your first appointment, we will have a conversation about what is going on for you and which approaches you would find most useful to address your issues. Of course this may evolve over time, and we will adapt to your changing needs.

Ajay Hawkes

Accredited mental health social workerAjay Hawkes BA Hons MA, AMHSW

Medicare rebates available
Fully accredited therapist with extensive experience in personal growth and mindfulness meditation.

Areas of specialisation

Ajay has worked with people on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Mindfulness skills
  • Personal growth
  • Finding purpose and direction
  • Self esteem and confidence
  • Change management
  • Trauma
  • Childhood (attachment) issues
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Work stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Many other issues

Ajay has worked with people from all walks of life and with a wide variety of issues, so if you have any questions about his experience in a particular area, please don’t hesitate to give him a call and see if he feels confident to work with you. 

If for some reason your issue does not seem to be a good match, he will likely be able to recommend another therapist with experience in that area.


  • Medicare rebates available
  • Self-referred
  • GP / Medicare
  • Specialist
  • Other Professionals


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