Mobile 0435 630 609
I have 25 years' experience in creating partnerships with clients to help them develop resilience and meaning in the face of adversity. I value the opportunity to accompany people on courageous journeys of self-discovery and healing.
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 alleviating the impact of marginalisation and violence. I am driven by a profound admiration for the tenacity and resilience of my clients and my belief in the capacity of individuals to lead meaningful lives in the face of adversity.
My primary treatment approach is Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), which I augment with strategies drawn from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Somatic Trauma Therapy and Schema Therapy.
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 registered as an Accredited Practitioner 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
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 individual therapy.
$200 per hour for sessions funded by third parties.
$150 to $180 per hour for clinical supervision (inc GST).
Probono clinical supervision for Black and Indigenous mental health professionals.
First session to be paid in advance by Paypal. Subsequent sessions by cash or internet transfer.
Social Worker AMHSW
I adopt a respectful approach to counselling where I aim to create a safe enough environment for a client to embark on a change process. I strive to work transparently and collaboratively, to provide clients with choices, and hold myself accountable. It is important to me to place the individual client context within a social justice framework.