“If there’s one thing that will stop people from achieving their goals, it’s a wall. However, as I see it, without a wall there’s no place to build a door.”
- Craig D. Lounsbrough
A little bit about me... My heart is for helping people find meaning, hope and purpose in living. Counselling is a collaborative process and my desire is to empower you to make positive changes, resolve personal and inter-personal conflict and move through difficulties with confidence. A gentle, patient and non-judgemental approach allows clients to quickly feel comfortable and at ease as they engage in counselling. My work within education for 20 years and private practice for the past 5 years has provided me with great insight into the issues and challenges faced by people at all stages of life.
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is holistic encompassing the emotional, cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual aspects of being human, highlighting these connections and their influence on wellbeing. My practice is informed by a range of well-established therapeutic modalities including; Trauma Informed Practices, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Play Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Play, Art and Narrative approaches.
Credentials AND Clearances
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) Masters of Counselling Practice Masters of Social Work Registered NDIS Provider PACFA Reg. Clinical 22650 PACFA Mental Health Practitioner Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia ARCAP Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Member Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association AASW Australian Association of Social Workers
National Police Clearance WWCC Working With Children RAN Responding to Abuse and Neglect First Aid Mental Health First Aid Certification
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