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About Heather

Heather Lesley Swan

Dip. Law, Grad Dip. CommM.
Grad Dip Couns. M appPsychoth
ISST Teaching Member
Jungian Analyst, CG Jung Institute, Zurich

Heather Lesley Swan Jungian Analyst and Jungian Sandplay Therapy educator, has a breadth of professional and clinical experience rarely available.

Initially trained in Law, Heather holds a Masters in Psychotherapy, Post-Graduate qualifications in Counselling and Communications Management and cites certification as an Ethics Educator among her many qualifications. She is a Jungian Analyst trained at the CG Jung Institute in Switzerland, and a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. Heather was the first Certified Sandplay Therapist, then Teaching Member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy in Australia/New Zealand.

She has held senior corporate roles, led her own global consulting company and educational organisation, and trains in-house counselling teams. She has presented public, in-house and University programs and professional papers in Australia, Europe, UK, USA and Asia

Heather has a particular interest in autism spectrum implications, to which she brings her knowledge of current neuroscience and the development of the capacity to symbolise. Her work is also informed by attachment and trauma research, including proven pathways for individual transformation and well-being.

Heather delights in seeing people heal, flourish and grow. She helps individuals discover their own inner wisdom, and to build a strong and sustainable path to their unique sense of Self.

Comments include

"You really helped me – and I never expected I'd need it! I've found a deep sense of peace, and a transformation in my life and work. And my people say I'm more effective."
Bank Executive
"I was most impressed with both the high level of symbolic understanding that Heather was able to help her client move into and also her ability to convey the work in such a clear and concise way--with heart."
Harriet S. Friedman
M.A., L. M.F.T., J.A.
"Dora Kalff, founder of Sandplay Therapy, spoke often of the importance of creating a "free and protected space" in order for the client to experience healing and transformation. Heather's personal warmth and palpable inner stillness are I believe the personal qualities which make this possible for her clients. If you are seeking a therapist to truly journey with you, I can wholeheartedly recommend Heather Lesley-Swan."
LaVon Bobo
Psychologist, L.M.F.T. Teaching Member STA and ISST
"Engaging Heather has been the best initiative we have ever implemented."
People Strategies Director