My professional experience includes 18 years of counselling individuals in relation to a broad range of personal problems affecting their lives.
I have worked in various therapeutic and medical contexts including both private and government mental health and addictions facilities, general hospitals, non- profit community organizations, women’s health and adolescent speciality services.
I have particular experience and a passion for working with people suffering from addictions and have sought a wide range of work in various facilities to deepen my understanding. I have developed a broad range of training and supervision that has enabled me to work with various philosophies, theories and am interested in working with what is most important to you, rather than adopting any particular formula….A famous therapist D.W. Winnicott said once that it doesn’t matter how much a therapist knows, the important thing is that they can keep it to themselves, and allow us to discover what is true to our own personal reality. The best leader follows, and the greatest master serves.
Counseling and therapy qualifications
- M.A Human Services Counselling
- Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Mental Health Nursing)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences (Addiction and co-existing Disorders)
- B.A. Nursing
- Certificate of Advanced Training in Professional Supervision
- Certificate IV in Fitness
My practice base and range of therapy services have grown through extensive experience in the alcohol and drug field and the mental health systems both in Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to formal postgraduate training in counselling and health sciences, I have expanded beyond and integrated learning in a range of psychotherapy practices including narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness practices, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, strengths-based practices, Hakomi (mindfulness-based psychotherapy) and psychodrama.