In my journey of healing I have used many highly effective therapy approaches that I passionately share with my clients. I’m trained in several proven methods How I work including EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy.
I became a psychotherapist because I’m fascinated with people and I want to help them find relief from their suffering. Healing trauma can be challenging work, but it can also be life changing.
I’m an experienced psychotherapist and nurse practitioner and Director of Living Consciously in Collaroy. Using a holistic framework How I work, I specialise in treating people with difficult mental health issues that are often related to traumatic experiences.
Change in therapy occurs when you are able to resolve lingering issues often from the past. Once these problems are healed, you will be more able to accept who you are, feel more safe and secure in yourself, and find more meaning in your life.
I’ve seen people who have struggled for years turn their lives around, so I know it is always possible to break through pain, chronic depression, anxiety and unhappiness to create a life you love.
Regardless of how much you have suffered, if you are committed to your growth and development, eventually you can have the life that you want.
I have more than 20 years of counselling experience. Before starting my private psychotherapy practice, I was a group and individual therapist in several private psychiatric hospitals. My work focused on helping people with mental health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addictions, and eating disorders.
It was a privilege and a humbling experience to work in these hospitals with people so deeply affected by loss and trauma, and yet prepared to share this hope with other patients and with myself.
I am grateful that I can now share the knowledge I gained working with these patients with my clients in my private counselling practice.
During my career, I have provided expert mental health consultation services in the emergency department of a hospital. It was an honour to provide lifesaving mental health care to people presenting with acute psychological despair.
My experiences as a mental health consultant enabled me to know that in some small way I may have helped turn someone’s life around.
I’ve also led yoga and meditation classes in private psychiatric hospitals and marvelled at the transformational effects these ancient healing practices have on people.
I have over 20 years experience helping people with a range of mental health issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions and eating disorders.
When I’m not working, I love swimming at the beach and practicing yoga and meditation. These activities help me stay calm and balanced. I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.
These self-care activities help ensure that I stay focused and grounded in my sessions with my clients.