I am an empathic, responsive, congruent, non- judgemental, and holistic counsellor with experience in dual diagnosis counselling, community outreach and case management.
I have extensive experience in the community and ngo sectors with marginalised, disadvantaged, at risk’ youth and adults with dual diagnosis, complex needs and trauma and forensic backgrounds.
I have strengths in engaging with a diverse range of people,building strong therapeutic relationships and achieving good client outcomes .
I am very passionate about supporting the 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.
I have strengths and experience in working with clients with anxiety , depression, ptsd, drug and alcohol, family dissolution, relationship fracture,
Stress, grief and loss, trauma, chronic illness and those living with a stoma.
In addition, I am very passionate about supporting positive behavioural and cognitive change.
I have assisted many young people to manage and minimise intrusive,unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours that often lead to maladaptive behaviours, emotional dysregulation,
drug and alcohol misuse and mental health issues. I am comfortable and experienced in both harm minimisation and abstinent based settings focused on what is best for each client.
I am also highly organised, able to work independently, strong team player and very Dedicated to the clients, colleagues and other services and professionals I work, Aiming to improve both the life of an individual and the larger structures and systems that require positive change or interventions.
I am trained in a range of evidence based counselling techniques and interventions with particular interest and skills in client centred, compassionate based, solution focused, strengths based,anti oppressive,motivational interviewing, tra