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- Therapy Orientation:
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Relational Therapy, Psychodynamic, Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Family/Marital Therapy, Humanistic, Existential, Eclectic, Gestalt, Other, Interpersonal
- Age Focus:
- Seniors, Any age, Adults
- Women, Anxiety or Fears, Child or Adolescent Issues, Divorce, Trauma and PTSD, Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Spirituality, Chronic Pain or Illness, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders, Relationship Issues, Infertility or Adoption, Loss or Grief, Eating Disorders, Depression, Finding Your Purpose in Life
- Treatment Modality:
- Couples, Individuals, Families, Groups
- Any Ethnicity
- Sexual Orientation:
- Any Orientation
- Religious Beliefs:
- Christian, Any Religion
- Last updated:
- Jan 23, 2022
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- About My Work
- I am a counsellor working in private practice, and a counsellor trainer. My passion is working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma and attachment difficulties, and a person's sense of self and identity. I also enjoy working with individuals, couples and families toward finding inner resources that can create and sustain positive change. I am a registered supervisor with ACA and CCAA.
- My Story
- I have been counselling for over 18 years now, and for the past 10 years have been training and supervising counsellors. I'm married with 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren. I live by the sea and love walking along the beach in the afternoons.
|Years in Practice:||10+ Years|
|Graduated from:||University of New England|
|Other Credentials:||Membership, Australian Counselling Association, Member no. 5896, 2006|
|Technologies:||Skype, Zoom, Facetime|
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Cost & Payment Modalities
|Avg Cost (session):||Sliding Scale|
|Accepts Credit Cards:||Yes|
|Online Payments accepted:||Yes|
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Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 12:20 - Jul 22, 2016 How can I assist my addicted son to turn his life around?
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Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 12:05 - Jul 22, 2016 When is it safe to go back to a violent partner?
If my ex was physically abusive in the past but he also had PTSD from being in the military and because he used to drink a lot to deal with it is it very likely that he would still be violent with me if he is getting help for his PTSD but he is ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 11:38 - Jul 22, 2016 How can I be free from alcohol addiction if I can't feel God?
I believe in God but i do not really know how to pray in a meaningful way. I am an alcoholic and I am trying to work through the steps of AA. On one level I believe that God can help me overcome alcoholism and that I cannot do it alone but the ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 09:11 - Jul 18, 2016 Scripture passages for alcohol cravings
I am a born again Christian man and I have a real problem with my drinking. Can you recommend any passages of scripture that I might read when I feel the urges to drink whiskey?
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 02:15 - Apr 06, 2016 Clear boundaries lead to better family relations
Hi Thanks for your message. the family dynamics is what is happening you are right. My romantic relationship that was supportive on the side has been complex now too as it really was initiated (this was an ex boyfriend from years ago who as a ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 02:36 - Apr 03, 2016 How do I cope when family life becomes too hard to deal with?
Hi Penny I have been going through a few months of unbelievably difficult family drama involving extended family affecting my mother whom i love dearly and me the most but overall bad fallout on everyone. The issues are related to immediate family ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 08:53 - Jul 14, 2014 How can I help my depressed son?
My son has become isolated over the last decade or so and I believe he is depressed but I do not know how to help him. He is 32 now and he does not have any real friends or social life. He had a steady girlfriend that lasted for a few years after ...
Q & A Reply: Facebook Share on Twitter 08:43 - Jan 02, 2014 How do I get rid of my guilt feelings?
I did some work in the past that I do not feel very good about. I rationalized it in the past because I was just ‘following orders’ and if I didn’t do it someone else would have. It wasn’t my idea to do it I was just acting out someone else’s will. ...