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As a counsellor, I am dedicated to helping people move beyond struggle. I work with clients of varying ages and across varying issues. I appreciate that seeking out a counsellor is significant first step; having the strength to give voice to your difficulties is hard. This is why I aim to provide a safe space where you will feel supported at all times so that together we can find the best way to understand and resolve your concerns.
I approach counselling in a collaborative way; working with you to achieve healthier and happier days. I do this by getting you in touch with how you think, feel and behave so you can take ownership of your own wellbeing and set yourself on a path for a positive future. Through counselling, I can help you manage and grow beyond struggle with depression and anxiety, stress management, grief, trauma, relationships, body image, navigating the school yard or workplace stresses. By working with me, you will develop a deeper understanding of the effects that stress, anxiety and other issues can have on your wellbeing.
ACT, Experiential, Integrative, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic Experiencing®, Systems Theory, Trauma-Informed
I am a trauma informed, person centred, integrative therapist. This means that I draw on a number of different modalities and theories to suit each individual client. I have a preference to work with elements of Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative therapy, attachment and experiential modalities, Mindfulness, somatic experiencing and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
I work across all age groups and issues and I have a special interest in youth counselling; supporting teenagers and young adults to navigate life positively.
I bring empathy and understanding to every session. I appreciate that seeking out a counsellor is significant first step; having the strength to give voice to your difficulties is hard. Arena Counselling is a safe space where you will feel supported at all times so together we can find the best way to understand and resolve your concerns.
I came to counselling as a second career. Before private practice I worked as an executive level officer in the public sector working in various people focussed roles including Human Resources, training and professional standards. I have also worked in Human Resources in the private sector. This experience afforded me a solid understanding of how people think, feel and react to situations. I am a PaCFA registered counsellor and have been working now for almost four years. I am close to completing my Masters of Counselling.
Each counselling session is client led; it is an opportunity to be heard, understood and have focussed attention and care for the issues or concerns that are important to you. Face to face, phone and secure online appointments are available.
Mawson Shops is an easily accessible open, street level shopping complex with a good amount of 1-2 hour parking nearby.
$80 - $120 per hour for individual sessions
(student rate available)
$180 per hour for family/partner sessions
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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Counsellor
By working with me, you will develop a deeper understanding of the effects that stress, anxiety and other issues can have on your body and your physical health.
I know the mind and body cannot be separated, and not one single approach fits everyone. This is why I draw on a variety of theories and tools to support your individual needs.