I'm a professionally qualified counsellor who has also taught and practised as a designer for many years. With this background, I'm able to draw on a unique skill set to offer my clients both talk and non-verbal ways of working together.
My way of working prioritises helping you to find what you need, rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
I’m a Person-centred therapist. This means that I work in a way that is accepting of each person’s unique identity and life experiences. I believe that we are experts of our own lives so I see my role as a facilitator who can encourage and support clients to find their own solutions – without judging or offering advice.
For many people it can be helpful to talk through problems in a confidential space with a professional, objective and non-judgemental listener.
Some of my clients have also found it useful to express themselves and explore issues using a combination of talking and non-verbal art tools. They are often surprised when art gives a problem a visible form and shape.
I’ve been trained to work using an Integrative approach. This means that I’ve learned skills from different therapy modalities and can work using two or more approaches. The benefits are that I can be more responsive to individual needs, interests and treatment preferences.
Clients have described my approach as 'calm', 'non-judgemental' and 'encouraging'. I'm passionate about helping people to express themselves and their needs more effectively, to be seen and heard, and to live life courageously.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP & QUALIFICATIONS
Member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
Graduate Diploma of Counselling (ACAP)
Master of Design (UWS)