Looking back, I can see that life has certainly presented me with many difficult and trying times. Over the years I have experienced loss and grief, trauma, depression and health issues (just to name a few). This means that I am able to bring many years of life experience, empathy, compassion and understanding to my clients.
Most of the trauma in my life came before the age of five years, leaving me constantly trying to make sense of my life and of life in general. For as long as I can remember, I was always looking for answers and for peace. This search eventually led me into the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I hope to share my learning with you.
My therapeutic approach is one which integrates elements of several modalities including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness.
My greatest passion is in helping others to find peace, fulfilment and meaning.
Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences (Counselling Studies)
Bachelor of Arts
Ongoing annual professional training
Ongoing monthly clinical supervision
I am a registered counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).