Counselling psychology is a Science and an Art. I base my approaches on evidence based practice, but treat every person as a unique individual who teaches me as much as I may teach them. Helping my clients maintain and restore mental and emotional well-being involves exploring and highlighting their strengths as well as working together to find ways to build on these strengths that resonate with a client's core values and life goals.
I provide counselling service to school age children, adolescents and adults from 18 years to the elderly. I also assess children, adolescents and adults for learning difficulties and provide reports to assist educational institutes to provide appropriate support services.
I am retained by several Employee Assistance Providers to counsel staff for personal or workplace issues. I am also available to help with critical incident management.
ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Schema Therapy, Solution Oriented
My approach iis first, to listen to my client's stories and work with them to devise a plan to achieve the goals they would like to work to. As we work through issues that may be blocking the realisation of these goals, and new issues arise, flexibility in approach is essential. Cleint agreement to suggested approaches iss essential.
Both agencies where I offer services are reputable with reception services, websites and there are fully equipped comfortable rooms provided for clients. Medicare rebates are available on site.
I have been a History, English and ESOL teacher in government, Catholic and private schools in regional areas and in Cairns, Sydney and Brisbane. I transitioned to a career as a psychologist in 1994 and continued to work in schools managing student services, counselling in (including Careers and Special Needs) and for Catholic Education carrying out cognitive assessments. I was an advisor to Cairns Diocesan Education on equity funding. I was a member of the Executive team at Somerville House in Brisbane until 2012 when I began my private practice.
For appointments at Growth Psychology, call reception on 07 33562626
For appointments at Vision Psychology, go to the website: www.vision psychology.com to book or call 1800877924
Growth Psychology: Park right outside the entrance to the practice
Vision Psychology: Parking underground or in parking lots in the area. Disable parking available.
Both practices are accessible by bus.
Growth Psychology $155.00 per hour
Vision Psychology $175.00 per hour
Concessions can be made on occasion for clients experiencing financial hardship.
Payment is made on the day through EFTPOS at the practice or in cash. Medicare refunds are immediately available and receipts claimable from private health funds issued.
I have 20 years experience working as a psychologist, initially in education, working with staff, families and students from Years 1 to 12, and then as a college executive. I have been in private practice for 3 years in general practice. I am also the parent of two children, now a young man and a young woman of whom I am immensely proud.
My special interests, apart from psychology, are music, literature, history, film, theatre and current affairs. I draw on all these to enrich my practice....