I have been counselling for over 19 years with several counselling agencies (Relationships Australia, Interrelate, LifeCare and Salvos Counselling) as well as working in my own counselling business. I am fully accredited as a Clinical (senior) Member of PACFA, Australia’s peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists, and am an accredited supervisor with them.
In the last 22 years I have also gained extensive experience running groups on parenting, assertiveness, domestic violence, anger management, communication, step-parenting, couples’ issues, and working with children.
Couple counselling has been a major part of my work throughout those years. I also work with parents and their children to help resolve difficult interactions. Sometimes I use Sandplay in these and other sessions. Writing about counselling is also part of my work: you can access some of that writing in my Articles section here. I am currently working on two counselling books, the first of which will be released later this year.
Since 2005 I have provided clinical supervision to counsellors, health workers, community workers, managers, Brighter Futures workers, trainee counsellors and others.
I have experience working with many issues including:
- anxiety and depression
- self-esteem and confidence
- anger/domestic violence
- grief and loss
- relationship problems
- family issues/parenting
- trauma/childhood sexual abuse
- children and adolescents
- school refusal/bullying