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I have been providing counselling to clients for 25 years in many different settings. This includes youth work, hospital social work, mental health social work and private practice therapeutic counselling.


I describe the process of counselling as a shared journey.  We are in it together. It can be a daunting step to make.  It may require bravery.  I believe people come to counselling at times when they know change or acceptance is needed in order to move forward.  We all get stuck at times, or travel down the wrong track, get lost or perhaps travel with unhelpful companions.  Counselling can help you to gain beneficial perspectives and skills in order to live the life you want to live.  


My counselling style incorporates strong social work values, a client-centred, strengths-based approach coupled with expertise in multiple therapy modalities.  These include Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), CBT, ACT, Narrative therapy, Compassion based therapy and psycho-dynamic therapy.


I have had specialist training in:

  • DBT- intensive training under Marsha Linehan’s company Behavioral Tech 

  • Trauma-informed practice

  • Black Dog’s BiPolar REACH group facilitation

  • Mindfulness

  • ACT training by Russ Harris

  • Narrative therapy training

  • CBT 


I have worked extensively in these treatment modalities in my public mental health role and private practice counselling. 

Areas of expertise and Interest
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

  • Narrative therapy

  • Relapse Prevention of mental health disorders

  • Personality disorders – Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation 

  • Bi Polar Affective Disorder 

  • Perinatal and Postnatal mental health

  • Parents with a Mental Illness

  • Psychotic Disorders

  • Childhood abuse and trauma


  • Carer support

  • Transcultural mental health

  • Psychological effects of physical disability