It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and it was difficult to get there. My passion for helping others with their mental health stems from my own personal challenges with anxiety, depression, and a compulsion disorder. Everybody recovers in their own way and it's amazing watching people take that journey.
I specialise in work with both adults and children recovering from trauma (including childhood physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect), anxiety, and depression. I also help couples and families work with through those issues together, as it can be helpful to have a systemic approach to support.
I offer counselling in the informal setting of my home office, making it comfortable for bringing children. Babies and toddlers are welcome to join you in your session.
My therapy approach targets unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour in a supported, non-judgemental space. These approaches include Solution-Focused Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I use Art Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, and Mindfulness when working with children.
In the past I've helped support children, adults, and families from all walks of life, including sufferers of domestic violence, neglect, chronic fatigue, myalgia encephalomyelitis, anxiety disorders, depression, and autism, amongst others. I have my Bachelor degree in Behavioural Studies (Psychology) from Swinburne University, and my Masters in Counselling from Monash University. I'm also a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), a peak body for counselling.
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