My personal journey

It was many years ago that a number of challenging life events converged to unsettle life as I knew it. Losing a parent to cancer, going through a divorce, having a challenging relationship with the other parent and coming to terms with a desire to change careers.

It was in the depths of grief,  loss & change, and sometimes despair, that I connected with a desire to heal from past trauma & hurts.

​​Along the way I have grappled with emotional challenges such as depression, anxiety, perfectionism, anger, body image issues, fertility issues, miscarriage and conflictual close relationships.

I have come to know and heal, and continue healing, from the impact of my early childhood experiences, the impact of migration and relocation, as well as the impact of generational trauma and addiction.

My journey towards healing included, and includes, personal development, individual therapy, group therapy, conscious relating, yoga & meditation, and embodiment & mindfulness practices.

Loredana Puñal

My professional journey

Before training as counsellor and psychotherapist, I spent a decade in the corporate information & technology and telecommunications industry, after graduating with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, and a Diploma in Engineering Practice, at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Over a decade ago, I completed a Diploma of Counselling at The Hammond Institute, which laid the foundations of my humanistic and holistic approach to counselling and solidified person-centred skills as the basis of my therapeutic work.

More recently, I have completed a Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy at the Jansen Newman Institute, which belongs to the Laureate International Universities group. My skills have expanded into deeper and longer-term psychotherapeutic work, supporting individuals to make more significant and lasting changes.

​I am committed to my ongoing professional development & training, as well as quality supervision & mentoring, as cornerstones of my expanding abilities to support individuals with whatever they bring into a therapy session, both in the short term, and over the longer term.