|Registration||Australian Counselling Association|
|Qualifications||Dip Counselling & groupwork, Grad dip of couple and family therapy|
|In Practice Since||2004|
|Methods / Modalities||Emotion focused therapy (EFT), John Gottman, Narrative therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution focused therapy|
|Can help with||Anxieties / Insecurities, Conflicts / Arguments, Loss of connection, Control / Disrespect / Abuse, Break-up / Separation, Other|
I am passionate about being part of a client’s journey as they undertake potentially life changing relationship counselling. My passion for the work allows clients an opportunity to tap into their inner strengths, through encouragement in their exploration of new life possibilities and choices. Witnessing clients making positive and life changing decisions which can enhance their lives and relationships and witnessing clients grow in their lives and actualising their fullest potentials.
Warm and friendly and I can easily engage clients to feel validated and supported. I feel that I provide a safe space for clients to explore options in an empathetic and compassionate way. I am able to respectfully challenge a fixed belief or story which the client holds, whilst helping them to construct an alternate story which may ultimately enact some change to improve their life situation.
Being able to facilitate a counselling session using excellent listening and counselling skills and working with clients to assist them achieve their goals and desired outcomes.
I enjoy the value of learning and growth and find enrichment in being able to self reflect and evaluate myself in the work I do. This has immensely helped me grow as a counsellor and to share my discovery as I work with clients from all walks of life who are seeking to connect and communicate well in relationship with others. What I have found is that when clients are armed with new life skills and a new level of awareness, change can take place which can increase the potential to attract a satisfying and healthy relationship.
Know the relationship values that matter to you and work out a system with your partner to live by them.
Playing tennis, table tennis and discovering new coastal walks. I love yoga and Qi Gong which helps to centre me and boost my immune system. I love to socialise with friends,and enjoying the company of my partner and adult children. I also like to focus on my other passion, which is helping to make peoples wedding day special by offering them a celebrant service with a difference.