I am a registered and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with 14 years experience as a therapist including 9 years as a counsellor for government and non-goverment organizations.. I have a generalist counselling and psychotherapy background in private practice and a counselling/ casework background in working for NSW Health and non-government organizations in the areas of chronic illness, drug and alcohol, sexual health, men’s issues, family support, grief and loss, homelessness and generalist counselling. I currently divide my time between organizational, work where I am currently employed part-time as a counsellor for the Northern NSW Local Health Network, and private practice. I am in interested in writing and research and have published 3 peer reviewed articles in the areas of the therapeutic relationship, shame, and psychotherapy and spirituality. I also recently won a NSW Health scholarship to undertake research into transformational experiences during Hepatitis C treatment.
My formal qualifications include:
Bachelor of Arts (USyd).
Graduate Diploma in Counselling (UWS).
Master of Gestalt Therapy. (GTB).
Graduate Diploma of (Adult) Education. (UniSA).
Certificate in Somatic Psychotherapy, (426 hrs/2 yrs), (A.S.I.A.).
I work short and long term with clients. My style is integrative in that I utilize various recognized therapeutic approaches according to client need.
My work is informed by the following therapeutic approaches:
Emotion focused/process-experiential work.
Contemporary Gestalt Therapy.
Mindfulness and acceptance based practices and inquiry.
Memberships and professional affiliations: I am a Clinical Member of CAPA, Counselling and Psychotherapy Association of NSW (Member No. 3825). I am a Clinical Member of PACFA, Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of Australia. (PACFA Register No. 21661). CAPA is a Member Organization of PACFA, the peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia. I am bound to the ethical codes of both these associations.
$75 individual $85 couples concessions available upon request.