In my own private practice I aim to provide an empathic and high quality counselling service.
At the base of successful counselling is a strong and supportive relationship where people feel heard and understood and respected while speaking about feelings and experiences that might be difficult to express or troubling. From this develops a sense of tackling important issues.
I work with individuals and couples on personal and relationship difficulties that often underlie symptoms such as stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict and abuse, addictions and self-harm, trauma and social isolation.
Counselling helps to develop the personal meaning behind these symptoms to not only reduce the severity of them but, more importantly, to find new and enriching ways of relating and being in the world.
I have trained in a range of approaches and will tailor interventions to suit what is required whether that be cognitive, behavioural or emotional.
mental health plans
Mental health plans are available for people experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. They are provided by visiting your GP and performing a mental health assessment.
A mental health plan provides for 6 initial sessions of counselling and another 4 sessions are available if required. If you bring your mental health plan to your appointment you will receive a receipt that can be used to access the Medicare rebate. The current rebate is $84.80.
Check with your private insurance fund as some private health funds provide rebates towards the cost of counselling.
I work from a home-based office in Preston on Tuesdays and from South Yarra on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On each of these days I work from 11am to 9pm.
0425 434 260
I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate diploma in Psychology at the Univeristy of Melbourne in 2004. In 2009, I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology at the University of Swinburne.
I registered as a generalist Psychologist in 2009 and I became endorsed by APHRA as a Counselling Psychologist in 2014. Currently I am a member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS) and have been a member of the APS Counselling College since 2012.
I am also a member of the International Centre of Excellence for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), a professional organisation that supports the practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, founded by Sue Johnson and her colleagues. I am currently working towards achieving certification as an EFCT Therapist through the ICEEFT.
I worked as a couples and relationships counsellor at Drummond Street Services (formerly Drummond Street Relationship Centre) for 5 years, which I left in 2014 to concentrate on private practice.
In 2011, I completed the training in Process Experiential Emotion Focused Therapy at the Centre for Emotion Focused Practice in South Yarra. I was invited to work in the private practice associated with the Centre and have done so since 2012. I completed an EFCT Externship in emotionally focused couples threapy in 2014.