I am a qualified and registered Accredited Mental Health Social Worker member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). I am a Clinical Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (CMAAFT). I completed four years of training in Gestalt Psychotherapy in 2010 with the Gestalt Institute of Western Australia, and recognised as an Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist. After working systemically for more than a decade I completed a Masters in Family Therapy in 2017 with the NSW Institute of Psychiatry. I have worked since 2001 in several government and non-government organisations providing therapeutic support to children, youth, adults, couples and families. Reconnect Health & Wellbeing was established in 2009. My professional training and experiences have been recognised to provide psychological focussed therapy as a Medicare Provider. I have a special interest in trauma and attachment.
I am a registered EAP (Employment Assistance Program) Provider. You may be eligible for free counselling services through your organisation or workplace. To access this service please contact your personnel officer for further information.
I have gathered a unique combination of skills and understandings to support you and those you love through both the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life.
What inspires me most is witnessing individuals, families and groups stepping into more authentic and connected ways of relating and being.
Working from a Gestalt and systemic approach, I am able to help you understand how you have made meaning out of your early life experiences. From these meanings or stories, each of us develops habits of relating that may not always serve us. I will assist you to become aware of some of these fixed patterns, so that you can be more present in the here and now and enjoy more satisfying relationships.