Catharsis (from Greek katharsis, meaning "purification" or "cleansing" or "clarification") is the purification and purgation of emotions — particularly pity and fear — or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration.


The term catharsis has also been adopted by modern psychotherapy, particularly Freudian psychoanalysis, to describe the act of expressing, or more accurately, experiencing the deep emotions often associated with events in the individual's past which had originally been repressed or ignored, and had never been adequately addressed or experienced. 

The term is used in therapy as well as in literature. The Hero of a novel might experience an emotional catharsis that leads to some sort of restoration or renewal. The purpose of catharsis is to bring about some form of positive change in the individual's life.


The Catharsis Society is a movement that attracts people who want to become the Hero of their lives. This movement attracts individuals who need to be released from societies chains. Are you needing to be free from the overwhelming, unreachable expectations that are placed on you from society?

What is Catharsis?

Travis was born and raised south of Sydney on the shores of Jervis Bay. He is married with 3 children and understands quite well the struggles that come with being a father and husband in today’s world.


Upon completing his Bachelor of Counselling with the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) and working at a Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation facility (Odyssey House) he took an opportunity to open a private counselling practice here in Nowra. 


Travis is currently being mentored by Dr Peter Richard-Herbert who is a registered counsellor, consultant analytical psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist and psychoanalyst. It is important to know that your therapist is in continual development so rest assured that Travis is being mentored by the best. 

Travis has a unique ability to connect with people and build trust which is the cornerstone of The Catharsis Society.

Meet Travis Ford

Trav's Qualifications Include

Bachelor of Counselling (ACAP)

Certificate of Hypnotherapy 

Advanced Ego State Therapy Practitioner (AESTA)

Metaphoric Symbolised Imagery Provisional (APCI)

NLP Practitioner 

ISD Clinical Practitioner

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (Current)



My Role as your Writing instructor

My role is to pass over valuable tools I have learned to help you become the writer that you have always wanted to be.

Justin Kosch is a writer whose original works span a diverse range of genres.                His devotion to cinema led Justin to study digital filmmaking at                    Old Dominion University, where he concentrated on writing for the screen.

             His work has since short listed at various festivals such as                         Shriekfest and the FADE IN Awards. Justin wrote the script for Fatal                 Games, which has won various awards and advanced to                               international competition for Filmapalooza, among the judges was Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, The Four Feathers).

Meet Justin Kosch