I have more than 25 years’ experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. This includes advanced training in bereavement counselling and further specialization in suicide bereavement. I have also lectured in the areas of loss, grief and trauma, and provide clinical supervision to other counsellors. As well as being in private practice where my work includes general counselling and psychotherapy, I work at Support After Suicide; an agency that provides counselling to the suicide bereaved.
This is a short professional account of me as a counsellor and psychotherapist and defines in part who I am professionally. However, what I also bring to my work is my life experiences that have enriched and deepened my understanding of and sensitivity to human suffering, and our capacity for resilience and recovery. No experience in life is ever wasted…neither mine nor yours. My approach is based on the belief that, in time, you will move through your grief and be able to live a meaningful and purposeful life. Together, by attending to your emotional pain, we can make that journey of transition to a bearable and better space where you can live again.
I am constantly moved by our capacity for resilience and hope, and value the trust we place in each other for support and assistance through devastatingly difficult times.
Bachelor of Arts (Monash University)
Diploma of Naturopathy (Southern School of Natural Therapies)
Graduate Diploma in Bereavement Counselling (Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement)
Trauma Training in Skills and Techniques for Intervention (Rob Gordon)
Supervision Course for Professionals in Human Services (Susan Lewis)
Accredited Loss and Grief Counsellor
Accredited Clinical Supervisor