I am passionate about supporting you to make positive life changes and to achieve fulfilling relationships. My therapeutic approach is person-centred however I utilise various counselling modalities to support you in therapy.
The counselling journey provides an opportunity to explore aspects of your life in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. I will work with you to explore issues, identify areas for growth and to harness strategies to enhance your overall health and wellbeing. I am committed to supporting others to talk about subjects that are often considered taboo, in a safe environment free of stigma and discrimination.
I currently hold a Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling), a Certificate in Supervision, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and a Diploma in Performance. I am committed to ongoing professional development and have completed training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Relationship Counselling and HIV / Sexual Health Counselling. I am currently completing the International Sex Therapy Certificate Program with The Buehler Institute.
In addition to my formal qualifications and training, I am a Clinical Registrant of the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and a Level 4 Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I abide by the Code of Ethics of these organisations.
I am also a clinical member of ACA’s College of Clinical Counsellors, a member of the Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS), and a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
These are just some of the issues that counselling and psychotherapy can help you with. By talking through your concerns in therapy, you can address the issues in your life, identify blind spots that may be preventing you from moving forward, and begin to enact positive change.
I work with clients all over Australia and offer appointments in person or via video call (where appropriate).
Call or email me today to book your counselling appointment or a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss how counselling may assist you.
It is hard to pre-empt how long the therapy journey will be, given that each person has their own story and presents with their own issues to work through.
Our sessions will be tailored to your needs and reasons for accessing support. During the first session, we will discuss your goals and I will develop an understanding of your situation. This will allow me to form an idea of how long the therapy process may go for, which is something we can then discuss and agree on a schedule moving forward.
To give some indication of how many sessions you may benefit from, I suggest you allow for between 3-6 weekly or fortnightly sessions for short-term counselling.
To work through deeper issues, regular weekly or fortnightly psychotherapy is recommended and the duration will be dependent on how the therapeutic journey develops and the achievement of your therapeutic goals.
Over the years, I have supported many clients in therapy - some who have seen me for 3 sessions, others 3 months and long-term clients who have been accessing support with me for many years. It really is a different experience for everyone.
Individual sessions are $180 for 60 minutes and couples sessions are charged at a rate of $250 for 60 minutes.
I accept most forms of payment, such as cash, credit/debit cards and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Appointments are available during and after business hours from Monday to Friday, and during business hours on Saturday.
Yes. I am a registered provider with a number of health funds. Depending on your cover, you may be eligible for rebates from providers such as BUPA, Doctors Health Fund, Medibank Private and Police Health Fund. I recommend that you check with your private health insurer if you are entitled to any rebates for counselling services. Medicare rebates are not provided for couples counselling or the other services I provide. My fees for counselling services reflect this.
Yes. I require 24 hours’ notice if you are unable to attend a session or 100% of the session fee will be charged.