As a counsellor and psychotherapist my purpose is to help clients move from pain, struggle and suffering towards health and well-being. My passion is witnessing the amazing transformations that occur when clients reclaim their lives.
I am a trained counsellor and psychotherapist and an experienced Practitioner in The Richards Trauma Process. I have the academic training and professional experience to help you make sense of your personal history, the capacity to support you during the counselling process and the ability to guide you gently through your work, all the while respectfully helping you navigate towards your own healing and health.
A few words about me: I arrived at this work later in life as it wasn’t until I experienced my own struggles in my late 30’s that I truly understood the profound change that can occur through the work of personal development and psychotherapy.
That difficult period in my life proved to be the catalyst for change and motivated me to return to study retraining as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Since that time my passion in this field has continued to grow. Initially I worked in the not-for-profit sector with a range of community organisations where my training and experience was consolidated.
In 2014 I moved into private practice to focus on my area of interests being trauma, attachment disorders, anger and relationships. From there I naturally found myself specialising in Men’s Health where I worked extensively with men on Anger Issues and Early Childhood Trauma. From this point I furthered my training in trauma through completing The Richards Trauma Process which has enhanced my ability to help clients resolve their anxiety, depression and trauma.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts/ Social Sciences from Monash University, a Vocational Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling & Intervention from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement and, a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling from The Cairnmillar Institute.
I would describe my style as natural and integrative. It is my intention to create a safe and affirming place where the work is enriching and empowering. I work across the whole spectrum of life events and utilise the client’s life experience, hidden knowledge of self, and innate capacity for growth all underpinned by The Richards Trauma Process as the main vehicle to facilitate change.
I understand that seeking help and reaching out to an unfamiliar person via counselling can be a confronting experience, so I do my best to lessen any fears you may have about the counselling process through being open and approachable from the get go.
I provide a high quality counselling service because I believe you deserve it. I am focused on positive shifts and outcomes that are tangible and work mindfully to ensure you counselling journey is positive and empowering.