My passion to become a Relationship Therapist began with experiencing my own relational trauma and brokenness…………and finding that healing, personal restoration and creating a deeply satisfying marriage are not only possible, but so worth doing!
We all have issues we struggle with at times, especially relational ones. I love being able to help my clients feel safe enough to see what is happening within themselves, and their relationships.
My therapy style is client focused (what my clients want, and who they are, is at the centre of my work with them), integrated (I put together a mix of therapies that best suit my clients), systemic (people are not islands, those we live with, grew up with, etc really do matter, they affect us, and we them), attachment based (the idea that our need to feel safe and secure with those closest to us really, really matters, without it we are in distress, and this explains a lot!) and trauma informed (I engage with my clients in a way that has been proven to increase their sense of safety and empowerment, this is especially important if they have experienced trauma).
I am an avid learner!
I like to get to the root of issues, and find out what really works in life and the healing process. My studies so far include –
Master Degree of Clinical Family Therapy – Latrobe University/Bouverie
Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy (Spiritual) – AIFC
Graduate Diploma Family and Systemic Therapy – ACU/Williams Road Family Therapy Clinic
Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, Core Skills A and B – ACEFT
Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)-Three Phased Approach (Blue Knot)
Advanced Diploma of Counselling & Family Therapy (Christian) – AIFC
Certificate IV in Training and Assessing
I respectfully engage with clients from all walks of life and faiths. As a Christian, I have understanding and experience which some of my clients find deeply beneficial in processing life, God, relationships and sex in session. I have been blessed with four amazing children, who are all adults now, and one beautiful granddaughter. When I’m not working I enjoy immersing myself in nature and enjoying time with my loved ones.
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- Level of EFT TrainingLevel 2: Core Skills A and B