My drive and passion in life has always been to help and support people in restoring a sense of harmony and balance amidst the changes and setbacks that accompany life experience.
I have over 15 years of experience in counselling and psychotherapy and my therapeutic approach is built on strong interpersonal relationships. I apply a client centred approach to counselling utilising a variety of psychologically focused therapies.
The underlying essence to my counselling approach involves demonstrating empathy, being non-judgmental and using unconditional positive regard. I believe everyone can change and reach their potential through a respectful, creative, and ethical journey. My focus is to provide my clients with the opportunity to become more self-aware, and more in control of creating the sort of positive change they want to see in their life.
I am committed to providing a highly professional and caring environment and my focus is to enable my clients to make informed choices in the therapeutic process and assist in improving quality of life. I maintain a professional and ethical standard of service and clients are always treated with respect and dignity.
I completed my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Macquarie University and did a further two-year master’s degree in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy from the University of Queensland. I am registered as a Level 4 member with the Australian Counselling Association and my clients are entitled to health fund rebates.
Over the years I have worked in a variety of contexts and with adults, families and children presenting from diverse cultures and backgrounds. I have particular expertise in providing trauma informed care, working with anxiety and depression, couples, children and workplace issues/bullying and harassment. I use several methodologies that are focused on the individual needs of my clients with a particular interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Narrative approach. My focus is to work with my clients in a collaborative way to help achieve the goals they desire.
Outside of work for self-care I love to embrace myself with nature including mountain walks and walks by the lake and have a particular passion for singing and music. I also have a beautiful four-year-old daughter who is the centre of my universe.
Methodologies: Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Narrative.
Areas of Practice: Anxiety and Depression, Trauma (PTSD/CPTSD), workplace issues/bullying and harassment, relationships and marriage counselling, grief and loss and child centred therapeutic interventions.
Bachelor of Psychology
Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy
First Aid Certificate with CPR
Mental Health First Aid Certificate
ASIST certificate – suicide intervention
Professional Associations: Australian Counselling Association (ACA) – Level 4
Hours of Practice: Monday 9am to 3pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm
Contact me: 0499 271 400 or send an inquiry via the contact page