Lizzie Spencer is a highly experienced psychotherapist, coach and academic teacher, based in the Southern Highlands of NSW. She is an academic teacher, and her passions combine when running workshops and trainings. Her preferred leadership style is experiential and transformational. This is evident in all her work, which is deep, soulful and enlivening. She taught in Steiner Schools for many years. This method thrives on artistry, imagination, sensitive group processes, storytelling, empathy, connection, trust and collaborative leadership. She is also a Social Ecologist. This lens looks to nature for helpful and supportive life systems and brings active hope to the world. She is a founding member of the Community of Calm whose aim is to train practitioners in Trauma Awareness and to create a Trauma Resource Centre. The event won ‘Event of the Year’ in 2020 Australia Day Awards (Northern Beaches Council) for Arts for Wellness, a month-long event where the local community could attend low cost, trauma-informed expressive arts classes and workshops.
Financial: Lizzie Spencer maintains a private practice. She has employment relationships with the Australian College of Applied Psychology and the University of New England. receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lizzie Spencer is the co-founder of Community of Calm and Arts for Wellness and is accredited by the Australian Counseling Association.