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I adopt a respectful approach to counselling, which acknowledges that people need to feel safe and validated before they can embark on the change process. I take the time to actively listen and grasp the uniqueness of each person, so that they feel cared for and the counselling is shaped to meet their individual needs. It is important to me to place the individual client context within a social justice framework.
Medicare rebates available if referred by a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan.
ACT, Attachment Theory, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Schema Therapy, Trauma-Informed
I have a particular interest in addressing the impact of discrimination, marginalisation and interpersonal violence on mental health. I am driven by a profound admiration for the tenacity and resilience of my clients and my belief in the capacity of individuals to overcome adversity and lead fulfilling lives.
I have trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but my current practice is influenced by Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Somatic Trauma Therapy (STT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR). I am an accredited member of the EMDR Association of Australia (http://emdraa.org/?page_id=1259). I am currently undertaking training in DBT.
I am registered as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). This requires me to adhere to the AASW Code of Ethics and to undertake regular professional training and supervision.
I am accredited with the EMDR Association of Australia.
I adhere to the National LGBTI Health Alliance's guidelines on Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients.
I have 25 years' experience providing counselling in hospitals, community health centres, courts and crisis lines as well as private practice.
My experience has taught me that poor mental health is often strongly related to social injustice and systemic problems rather individual factors alone. I value and welcome people from historically marginalised groups and strive to make my practice culturally-safe.
I believe that the creation of a fairer society is necessary to improve mental health. For this reason I donate a proportion of my monthly income to the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, Oxfam and the Nature Conservation Council.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.
Summer Hill: I am located two minutes walk from Summer Hill train station or 12-15 minutes walk from Lewisham light rail station and Ashfield train station. There is ample free parking in Carlton Crescent.
$160 to $180 per hour for individuals.
$200 per hour for sessions funded by third parties.
Cash or internet transfer.
Psychotherapist, Social Worker AMHSW
I have extensive experience in creating partnerships with my clients to help them mobilise their strengths and improve their quality of life. I believe in the capacity of people to bring about meaningful change in their lives and I value the opportunity to support clients on this journey. I realise that it is often small changes that have the biggest impact.