Background, training and interests
It also means including the aspects of your experience that are not always easy to know about. This can involve working with awareness of the body as well as the patterns of emotion, thought and action that can feel so troublesome.
I particularly value the emotion-focused approach for its flexibility and depth. It offers a wide range of tools to help open the possibility of real transformation. To find out more about emotion-focused counselling and my approach, which is also informed by 20 years as a Zen practitioner, click on the 'How' tab above.
I have completed a Master of Counselling at Latrobe University and after working from the Centre for Emotion-Focused Practice (CEFP) from 2012 to 2016, I now work from a group practice in North Fitzroy. In addition, I work as a counsellor with refugees who have suffered from trauma.Prior to entering the counselling field I was an educator in the adult and community sector, and I also facilitated courses in meditation and mindfulness.
BA; Dip.Visual Arts; Grad. Dip. Ed; Cert. IV TAE; MA; M. Couns.
PACFA Reg. Clinical (23312)
Who I work with
I see people who want help in dealing with the stresses and challenges life presents.
These challenges might relate to loss or trauma, feeling overwhelmed, difficulties with relationships, health or work, or facing a life transition - to name just a few examples.
You may have reached a point of knowing that you need to change the way you relate to yourself and others.
You may be in acute distress for any number of reasons, or you may simply feel stuck and want to find a sense of forward movement. Whatever the shape of your predicament, this becomes the starting point for our work.