As a counsellor I aim to create a supportive, non-judgmental, empathetic space so you can safely explore challenges and beliefs that are limiting your personal well-being and relationships. Everyone is unique so timing, therapies and techniques are woven into sessions depending on your individual needs. Counselling can support you to find clarity, understand yourself, your actions/reactions, identify your strengths, resources, goals and workable solutions and above all, find hope to move forward more positively.
My personal interest and therefore professional development has focused on mindful somatic approaches when working with trauma memory. Trauma can be from physical (accident/abuse) and/or emotional (grief/relationships) distress and can be a single event or accumulating. Trauma work can help when past events affect you everyday, in ways such as your confidence, your reactions and your relationships with others. I find integrating trauma understanding with talk therapies invaluable with all clients.
Counselling is available for teens to seniors, couples, families or small groups. Either in person or online.
I worked in Naturopathy and body work before retraining as a Counsellor. In the past, I volunteered for Samaritans as a phone counsellor, trainee mentor and shift leader. Currently I work as a counsellor at a women’s centre/women’s refuge and in private practice.
Past clients include males and females, teenagers to senior citizens, and clients with physical, neuro, cultural, religious and sexual diversity.
I come from an extremely large extended family. This has gifted me wide lived experience and appreciation of diversity. I feel my life journey has enhanced my empathy and non-judgement as a counsellor. This is reflected in the diversity of past and current clients that have shared their counselling experience with me. Core to my counselling philosophy, is that everyone deserves to be valued and supported to live life to its fullest.