The psychologist, who has been practicing for 40 years, said she is a “person who knows what it’s like to feel pain” and feels she is able to connect with her patients through her understanding of what’s happening in their lives.
“We are really, really good at empathy and empathy is a very powerful skill,” she said.
“I am a person who knows that the human experience is so complex and that there are so many different aspects to that.”
The psychologist, whose practice is based in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, said the best way to heal was to “give” others what they need.
“You can’t help but feel as though you are being manipulated,” she told reporters.
“There are so much pain in our world, and yet we are not able to help our own people.”
Dr Tulsa said she had found her “true self” in her therapy sessions with clients.
“The more I get out of the session, the more I realize that I really am a kind of therapist.
That I really can help people to understand their pain,” she explained.”
What it is really about is the empathy, the connection with the person.”
Dr David Sargent, a psychiatrist and clinical psychologist who also practises in Melbourne, has been working with psychologists for 40 of his 40 years.
“They don’t know what’s going on in their life.
It’s like a secret society,” he said.
Dr Sargeth said he understood the difficulties many people who had undergone trauma would face, but he also recognised the need for people to come forward with stories about what happened to them.
“In our modern society, we can only go about things through the lens of what we know to be true.
You have to get out and try and find the truth and find out what you’ve lost,” he told reporters in Melbourne.
Dr Torsa said there were some things the public could do to help.
“If you want to get help, you can tell your friends.
There’s a whole lot of people who need help.
They’re not always the ones who are the most vulnerable,” she added.”
But it’s not that easy, so we have to have some form of support in our society.”
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