about

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Contact

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and work with individuals, couples and families. I have a longstanding fascination with the human condition and spirit.

I specialise in reproductive and maternal mental health. Why? Because I love this work and because this is a time in many people’s lives which involves a transitional phase – one which is grossly under-supported for women, men and families.

My clients come to me for support with:

  • fertility challenges
  • assisted reproduction
  • miscarriage or pregnancy loss
  • still birth
  • pregnancy-to-birth support
  • birth trauma
  • post natal challenges (including support in adjusting to life with a new baby)

No one should experience pregnancy challenges alone; no one can grow a pregnancy alone; no one should endure birth trauma alone; no one should flounder as a new parent.

How I work

I practice a combination of modalities all with a pull towards relational, mindful and humanistic therapies. I focus on gestalt therapy, mindfulness and attachment theory.

First and foremost however, I want to hear your story. Why? Because your story is significant – it makes up your belief system of who you are and what has led you to my door. Also, by placing your story centre-stage can be a profoundly healing experience.

I pay attention to patterns that emerge in relationships – with friends, colleagues, partners, family – these provide glimpses into your own inner experience.

Accepting support can be profoundly life-changing and validating. With these structures in place individuals, families and their relationships have the potential to thrive, even during times of great adversity.
With awareness comes choice; with choice pathways forward can emerge.

This kind of work can be profoundly life-changing and validating. With these structures in place individuals, families and their relationships have the potential to thrive, even during times of great adversity.

With awareness comes choice; with choice pathways forward can emerge.

Relevant Training

  • Graduate Diploma Psychology, UNE (ongoing)
  • MA Counselling, Monash University Melbourne
  • Grad Dip Gestalt Therapy
  • Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Intensive, Victoria, with Dr Bronwyn Leigh
  • MA Writing, UTS
  • ACCREDITED MEMBER, PACFA