I acknowledge that the thought of ‘opening up‘ your whole life problems to a total stranger can be quite daunting at times. Therefore, how I facilitate counselling processes is very client-focused and Integrated (interventions are a mixture of different approaches and are targeted to each person’s unique needs and circumstances). I am also greatly influenced by attachment-based and family system theory as I believe we are created for connection with others and who we live, grew up with; they have influence on us and us on them.
Some circumstances often only require a different perspective and therefore, the counselling process might focus on problem-solving. These processes are often achievable in a short-number of sessions. However, there are some circumstances that are more complex and are require ongoing support. Whatever the circumstances you are in, I work in a holistic way that helps you achieve wellness in area of emotional, financial, social, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, and spiritual. I believe that when all these elements are in-sync with one other, purpose of life can emerge. It is based on this belief that I also work within a trauma-informed framework.
I understand that we all are in different life stages. Therefore, I operate within a framework of COAL; Curiosity, Openness, Acceptance and Love. I believe that although we are hurt by the relationship we build with people all around us, it is in this healthy, safe, collaborative, and respectful relationships that we, too, can be healed.
I work with a variety of life’s circumstances including; anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life-transition issues, and relationship issues. My special interests are in multi-culturally diverse individuals; e.g. overseas students, immigrants, and intergenerational multicultural generations – providing them support while they assimilate to their ‘new’ Australian culture and way of life. I also offer pre-marriage counselling and couple’s counselling, particularly for multicultural and neurodiverse couples.