How can I help?
I am an experienced counselor / psychologist and accredited Mental Health Social Worker. I work with individuals of all ages and couples providing a safe space where they can work through their distress and find increased emotional and relational peace.
I have experience working with people of all ages and in all stages of life, both in private practice and in the Community.
I understand how life events can cause us to a lose faith in ourselves and lead to unhappiness and conflict thus I approach counselling with genuine caring and respect. I believe that all people are intrinsically worthy; that they are unique; that they are able to make sound decisions and that they can have successful relationships and create the life they want.
In individual counselling I encourage people to examine their lives, consider how they might live differently and support them to explore change. With couples, I practice Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) developed by Dr Susan Johnson which is underpinned by theories of attachment (I encourage you to listen to the following podcast: - The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish #62 Dr Sue Johnson - Cracking the Code of Love
When working with children, I like to include family members based on the belief that the parent is the child's best therapist.
I like to be both creative and practical and maintain flexibility integrating features from a range of therapeutic approaches to enable me to work with people at all levels. My work is non-judgmental and is informed by developmental and trauma theories. I truly believe "we all do the best we can at the time with the toolbox we have". I focus on strengths and understand that human functioning is a merging of our physical, emotional, mental, social, cultural political and spiritual world. In overcoming our challenges, we grow.
Terms & Conditions
Accredited Mental Health Provider.
Medicare Rebate of $77.10
available with a GP Mental Health Care Plan.
All sessions are 50 min.
Cancellation fees may apply for less than 48 hours notice.
The joy in my life comes from my relationships with family and friends, living sustainably, gardening, yoga, hiking and camping. I have lived life to the full experiencing the joys and heartbreaks of raising a family; navigated the complexities of intimate relationships, the challenges of providing for a family and dealing with identity loss and change through life transitions. Thus I am familiar with the complexities of life and draw from my own experiences in my practice.