Why do I work as a counsellor and psychotherapist?
I chose counselling as my career as a result of my own life changing experiences working with a psychotherapist. My scientific background provides me with a strong grounding in research and evidence-based practice, while my empathic nature allows me to provide intuitive and sensitive counselling. I find it deeply rewarding to work with clients and be part of their journey toward greater self-understanding and fulfillment.
Areas of expertise
I bring a broad range of experience and qualifications to my counselling and psychotherapy practice, and devote considerable time to furthering my knowledge and skills.
My clinical areas of interest include disordered eating and eating disorders, specialising in treatment for bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and body image concerns. My passion for assisting people struggling with these issues led to seven years work with Body Positive Australia in Melbourne, co-facilitating the fabulous RIPE (Recovery is Possible for Everyone) group therapy program, for women suffering with binge eating disorder or bulimia nervosa. I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) advocate, and offer a non-dieting and weight-neutral approach to health and wellbeing.
I also work with clients’ trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, loss and low self esteem (and more!). My therapeutic style is warm, sensitive and non-judgemental. I'm passionate about helping people to get in touch with their emotions using evidence-based modalities such as Emotion Focused Therapy. I believe it's vital to learn to understand and tolerate difficult emotions such as shame and sadness, and to heal overwhelming emotional responses such as chronic anxiety or anger.
Qualifications and training
I hold multiple postgraduate counselling qualifications, and I am registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). As a registered counsellor, I work in accordance with the code of ethics of these associations.
My qualifications include:
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Please feel free to contact me by phone, email, or the contact form below. I will respond promptly during business hours, Tuesdays to Thursdays. I do not take bookings or requests via SMS.
I’m always happy to answer any questions, chat about what's going on for you and make a plan for how we might work together.
Reaching out to make that first appointment can be daunting, but it's also an opportunity to move towards greater self care and wellbeing. Remember, it's my job to make you feel comfortable and safe!