My counselling career started in 2001 where I worked within Child & Family Services within the intake and family therapy sections as part of my training. I then worked for the Gamblers Help Program within Relationships Australia on contract as a locum. Prior to working as a therapist I originally trained in Science and worked as an Industrial Chemist for 12 years. I then returned to study and have both Public Relations and Marketing qualifications. I worked in Senior Public Relations and International Marketing Management and General Manger roles across a number of industrial and consumer based markets for over 12 years.
I have been working in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2005 with a diverse range of clients on a fee for service basis. I am a provider of counselling and support through two Employee Assistance Programs for Moorabool Shire & Djerriwarrh Health Services. I also provide counselling to clients of the Victims Assistance Counselling Program and VOCAT through Ballarat, Sunshine and Preston. I am listed on the Moorabool Shire’s book for their disaster and recovery program for Critical Incident Debriefing and Counselling. I am also contracted as a private counsellor for Carers Victoria clients and provide counselling to meet the goals and objectives of those that are caring for another.
I was contracted on a monthly basis to the Australian Centre for Grief & Loss (ACGB) to provide group facilitation to the Kinglake Bushfire Group. In addition, I was a Practitioner Associate (Volunteer Counsellor) for the ACGB from 2006 – 2016 and provided counselling to the bereaved individuals and families within my local community in Moorabool Shire and surrounds on a weekly basis for 10 years. I was a volunteer cofaciltator for a group of younger bereaved partners with ACGB for over three years. I provide bereavement support to those bereaved from a suicide as a volunteer counsellor for Support after Suicide within my local community in Moorabool Shire and surrounding areas.
My private clients have a number of diverse presenting issues from mental health, personality disorders, mood disorders, addictions, grief, loss, bereavement, trauma, crisis, depression, stress, and anxiety to cover a few. I work with adolescents, adults, and groups.