I am an empathic, responsive, congruent, non- judgemental, counsellor with speciality in drug and alcohol, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, interpersonal conflicts,ptsd, crisis, chronic illness,trauma counselling, and for people living with disability and a stoma.
I have extensive experience in the community and non government sectors with marginalised, disadvantaged, at risk’ youth and adults with dual diagnosis, complex needs and trauma and forensic backgrounds.
I value diversity and have strengths in engaging with a diverse range of people,building strong therapeutic relationships and I am committed to
achieving the best outcomes for my clients.
I am very passionate about supporting an individual on a micro level and being able to examine and explore the broader environmental, social,
cultural and political constructs and systems that underpin an individuals world.
In addition, I am very passionate about supporting positive behavioural and cognitive change.
I have assisted many people to manage and minimise intrusive,unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours that often lead to harmful behaviours, emotional dysregulation,
drug and alcohol misuse and mental health issues. I am comfortable and experienced in both harm minimisation and abstinent based approaches and am always guided by my clients as the experts.
I am trained in a range of evidence based counselling techniques and interventions and critical social work theories and practices, with particular interest and skills in client centred, compassionate based, solution focused, strengths based,motivational interviewing, crisis, acceptance and commitment therapy,trauma informed practice and mindfulness.
In my personal time I enjoy practicing power vinyasa yoga, nature, creativity and spending quality time with family and friends.