I have extensive experience over the last 15 years working with adults in private practice and teens in school and not for profit settings. I weave many modalities through my practice including western and eastern philosophies. I’m an eternal learner and love to continually update my knowledge and skills for my profession and personally. We all journey, we all face hardship, we all have loss, heartbreak, pain, hurt, regret, sadness, anger, suffering, dreams, desires. Wherever you are on your journey, I look forward to meeting you there.
Anxiety and depression; other mood disorders; anger management; over thinking; complexPTSD; why-do-keep-doing/feeling/thinking-that?!-issues; life transitions; grief; addictions; Asperger’s; chronic pain; coping skills; self esteem; spirituality; stress; emotional disturbance or numbness
Of particular interest to me is counselling clients who have been through traumatic experiences, in particular emotional and sexual abuse. I would like to attend to clients with different mental health difficulties such as stress, depression, anxiety, uncontrolled anger, and support them to live a more fulfilled life.
I am a registered Clinical member of the Psychotherapy Counselling Association, Family Therapy Association and Australian Relationship Counselling Association.
Clinical Registration Number 474637.
This means that I am currently listed on the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP) Level A – the highest level in this category.
I am also a qualified Social Worker, Youth Worker, Couple’s Therapist and Family Therapist.
I am a certified Expressive Somatic therapist and Sand play Therapist also holding level 1 training in Internal Family systems and EMDR , all evidenced based trauma approaches.
Eligible for Membership with the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA).
Specialising in couples and Adult Individuals experiencing emotional distress and relationship problems who want assistance with changing more than just superficial things in life.
Specialist area include; Depression/Anxiety, Eating and Body Image Disturbance, Relational/Attachment Trauma, PTSD, Personal Development, Parenting.
I have 20 years experience providing Counselling to people and families experiencing substance use and dependence, mental health concerns such as Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and providing Trauma Informed Practice.
I have a passion in helping people make lasting changes in a respectful and compassionate way where all the experiences and parts of an individual are honoured. Past experiences can be healed in a way that reduces the effect of pain and suffering in the present for a better and more fulfilling future. I work with adults, couples, families and teenagers to help them with trauma, relationships, self-esteem, addictions, anxiety, depression, stress, problem solving skills, social interaction, parenting, motivation.
I accept Medicare referrals under a MHCP for people with depression, anxiety or trauma. I use a combination of IFS, Sensorimotor psychotherapy and techniques such as EFT (tapping) and Havening to “peel back the onion” of trauma and attachment issues. Mindfulness is a starting point to work slowly to help uncover core beliefs which are holding back or even grinding someone down. Work is always at the client’s pace and respect and connection are central pillars of the process.