PACFA Clinical Reg No 27142
I believe relationships and matters of the heart are nothing less than the key to our lives. As individuals and as a culture, our chance at wellbeing and happiness rests on our ability to relate well. To relate well to ourselves, each other, and to our natural environment.
My passion & dedication to my work as a psychotherapist & relationship counsellor spans more than10 years both in the community sector & in private practice.
With beginnings in East Africa, a background in Social Anthropology, and many years of travel and intensive meditation/mindfulness practice, my partner and I arrived in the northern rivers with our backpacks in 2000 and never left. After 9 years in the Disability Sector as a support worker, case worker and manager I went on to complete a Masters in Gestalt Therapy in 2010, and did my thesis on Couples Therapy. Here my passion for working with couples seeded, and I was very lucky to begin my new career in the mental health field as a Relationship Counsellor and Group Facilitator.
Since then, I have been very grateful for the invaluable specialist training I have received from some of the leading thinkers on relationship health.
I use a creative, trauma informed, integrated approach in my work, and combine relational psychotherapy techniques with research in neurobiology, attachment and mindfulness.
I am also an experienced group facilitator having run numerous relational based health programs, including post separation parenting, building self esteem, team building workshops and ‘Becoming Us’ peri natal relationship preparation. I have also co-facilitated trainings for therapists, including speciality master classes on working with couples and dealing with infidelity.
As a Clinical Member of PACFA, with over 6000 case hours, my practice is ethical & professional.
I am passionately dedicated to my work, and committed to providing a practice that is compassionate, respectful and tailored to individual or couple needs.