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I have always been curious about people. I enjoy the polarity of passively people watching on a busy street or engaging in a deep, philosophical discussion around life and its meaning. I particularly love observing how over the course of history humans continually overcome and survive trauma and hardship. The counselling journey to me is about harnessing some of the qualities of resilience that humans have been demonstrating for years. It is about coming alongside to support and equip someone with skills and awareness needed to see changes in their lives. 

I understand the world can be experienced differently for females. There are particular challenges and beliefs that can shape how a woman views herself and how she takes up space in the world around her. I am particularly passionate about journeying with women to peel back these layers, to find their voice and sense of empowerment within their relationships and amongst their communities.

Over the years I have experienced the way theology, faith beliefs and spirituality may impact a persons functioning. These beliefs can be a source of strength or hope for some and at times they can distort or add extra burden to an individuals experiences. These beliefs often fall at the core of a person and are integral to their understanding of the world. I am passionate about exploring with clients how their spirituality may be integrated with their experience of trauma and how to disentangle these beliefs so a person can heal holistically.

 

I have also seen the ways spiritual abuse or religious hurt can impact a person and believe in creating safe spaces for clients to explore their spiriutality in a way that honours their experiences and respects their beliefs.

I have learned that the people who commit themselves to therapy are brave and courageous. I have witnessed the counselling journey from both sides of the couch. It is a path of humility, vulnerability and bravery that has the potential to alter the course of a life.

About Me

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Whether people-watching on a busy street or engaging in philosophical discussions about life and its meaning, I can’t help but be curious about people. One observation that has struck me time and again is the capacity we have as humans to overcome and survive trauma and hardship. The counselling journey to me is about harnessing the qualities of resilience that are available to us. My role as a counsellor is to come alongside you, to help support and equip you with the skills and awareness needed to see transformation and healing in your life.

 

As a woman, I understand we experience the world differently to men. Gender-based challenges and beliefs can shape how we view ourselves as women and how we take up space in the world. Because of this, I apply a feminist approach to therapy, which explores the impact of gender – as well as gender-based biases and discrimination – on a woman’s mental wellbeing.

I’ve also spent significant time in Christian communities and have seen some of the ways theology, faith beliefs and spirituality may impact a person’s functioning. These beliefs can be a source of strength and hope for some, and at times they can distort or add extra burden to an individual’s experiences. These beliefs often fall at the core of a person and are integral to their understanding of the world. I am passionate about exploring with clients how their spirituality may be integrated with their experience of trauma and how to disentangle these beliefs so a person can heal holistically.

I have learned that the people who commit themselves to therapy are brave and courageous. I have witnessed the counselling journey from both sides of the couch. It is a path of humility, vulnerability and bravery that has the potential to alter the course of a life.

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My Approach

I am registered as a Clinical Counsellor with The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). I have my Master of Counselling and Undergraduate degree in Psychology.

 

I have completed various training on trauma-informed practice as well as Internal Family Systems that inform how I practice.

 

The approach I follow is client-centred and aims to grow understanding and acceptance of how a client functions and perceives themselves and the world around them. I do this through a combination of psychoeducation, somatic awareness and mindfulness exercises. I use an empathic and compassionate approach to create safety and stability. I work to understand how a person’s body and mind has held the weight of past hurts and gently explore ways to unburden from this. Holding this awareness with compassion and curiosity allows for new paths and opportunities in a person’s life. I have seen firsthand the transformation that happens when we turn towards our inner world in a safe and supported way.

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