About Di

 

What can I offer you? With 38 years of working both as a social worker and a counsellor, I  offer a broad understanding, strong skills and evidence based knowledge,  to the practice of counselling. This experience enables me to offer an integrated approach to both individuals, and families over a broad range of issues. This includes psychologically focused strategies and more comtemporary expressive therapies

What can counselling do for you?

Counselling can increase your capacity to manage change in your life, or reconsider choices, or coach you towards bigger dreams.

Counselling is an opportunity for people to explore an area of concern in their lives and gain some understanding of its nature and possibilities for change.
The counsellor works with the client to focus, reflect and seek possibilities for some difference in their lives. A counselling session can develop into a positive and uplifting experience. Most often clients benefit from more than one session as learning about ourselves and adjusting to potential changes is a developmental process. The counsellor can discuss with you how many sessions would be ideal.

Professional Supervision

Professional Supervision is another passion. This is about supporting colleagues, people working in the humanities field, to develop sound and effective practice. Supervision sessions can be  individual or as part of a group. With more than three decades of practice in various fields including:

  • families and individuals,
  • mental health, homelessness, disability and domestic violence
  • medical social work, in maternal, birth and infant care, and oncology
  • management of  a community service including supervision and support of  staff

Membership of:

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, (PACFA)

Queensland Counsellors Association, (QCA)

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)