When human beings experience trauma or distress, their lives and relationship often become difficult to manage. My passion is supporting children, adults and families to shift from a state of simply surviving to having a happy and connected life with their family and community.
I believe that there is no one way to support individuals and families with their struggles and growth, so I have trained in a number of modalities including: sand play therapy, creative arts therapy, social work, neuropsychotherapy and I also have experience in play therapy.
My formal training includes: Master of Social Work, Master of Creative Arts Therapy, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Counselling), Diploma of Sand Play and Expressive Therapy, and Certificate of Neuropsychotherapy. These diverse disciplines provide me with a range of knowledge and experience to support my clients in a way that best suits their personal needs, recovery and growth.
I am an experienced therapist who has worked in the community sector as a welfare worker and counsellor for over 20 years. I have extensive experience across a range of areas including domestic violence, child safety, homelessness and working with children and families. I currently work in an NGO leading a passionate team of intensive family support workers who support families who have experienced complex trauma. I have a particular interest in the impact of trauma on children’s emotional, social and intellectual development.
I love the Expressive Therapies because they provide a creative way to engage children and people of all ages. They provide a safe and often fun way for children and adults to explore their feelings, thoughts and behaviours, and to make meaning of them.