In a previous professional life as a Speech Pathologist of 14 years I have worked with both children and adults, in and out patients in a number of public hospitals, rehab centers and in disability. In these contexts I worked with those experiencing impairment in communication of varying causes and provided support for their families.
Making a career change some 17 years ago to counselling I am particularly interested in the area of grief and loss and feel it a privilege to bear witness to the journeys of those who share their experience with me. My hope for my clients is that through our collaborative journey together in either short or longer term therapy that emotions, thoughts and behaviours will be explored so that new possibilities will emerge.
As a Counsellor I have worked with individuals and their families where drug and alcohol issues occur, with children and families where abuse was experienced, and with those bereaved by a death or suicide. I have also worked with those experiencing a separation, the onset of retirement, and relationship issues.
As a professional I am committed to ongoing professional and personal development in order to offer the best that I can in my work with my clients. I attend conferences and workshops and read professional material.
Qualifications and Affiliations
Bachelor of Social Work (Monash University).
Member of the Australian Association of Social Work
Supervised Counsellor Training Program (Barbara Fraser)
Family Therapy Training (Barbara Fraser)
Short Course in Bereavement Counselling (Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement)
Accredited Grief and Loss Counsellor
Associate Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapists.