Specialising in

Anxiety / Trauma

Make sense of the traumatic event and its powerful influence . Develop strategies to deal with the effect and experience relief from the intense emotions and anxiety responses

Family Relationships / Parenting

Develop ways to communicate in a way that will change the family dynamics in a positive way. Families can attend a session as a group and or as individuals. The counsellor will see children of varying ages, although a first session with parents/caregivers would be essential to understand the areas of concern from members of the family.

Loss & Grief

The loss may be sudden or expected – a shock either way. If you were carer of that person suddenly your role has changed, your life changes – There are many layers of loss and a significant layer is about change

Experience an opportunity to explore the changes in your life and plan for the future.

With exposure to a broad range of models of counselling my capacity to respond to a variety of clients with a range of issues is enhanced using an integrated approach.

Psychologially Focused Strategies  CBT and Interpersonal therapy sit along side skills I have developed  in more contemporary models of counselling using Narrative, Process Oriented, Solution Focused, Expressive therapies (sand tray, symbols, art therapy) and TRTP.  The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) in particular is an innovative way to assist clients to manage past experiences without revisiting the trauma itself and can be life changing.

Professional Supervision

With extensive experience in a several organisations, and a range of client groups, I offer Professional Supervision to those working in the community sector. My experience includes a range of Social Work roles and also as a Manager & Executive Officer of a Community Organisation for the past 18 years. This includes group supervision for professionals

Social Work

As an accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) I have the capacity to work with clients with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP as well as clients from Veterans Affairs with a DVA D904 referral.

Group Work

Also as part of my vocation I have developed and facilitated psycho-educational workshops for parents, and women in crisis.