Accredited Social Worker & Internal Family Systems Practitioner
Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers

I have more than 30 years of professional experience as a Clinical Social Worker. I hold a Bachelor of Social Work (BSocWk) from the University of Queensland. I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and an Accredited member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). I am passionate about my continuing professional development which assists me to stay at the forefront of mental health practices and advances.

I am an approved provider with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA); private health funds BUPA, HCF and Uni Health.

Throughout my 30+ year journey as a mental health professional, I have worked with thousands of people, providing support, guidance, and care to individuals facing various mental health challenges. I have a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma. I am an EMDR practitioner. Eye Movement Desenitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a very effective treatment for trauma.

After completing the Intensive Results Coaching Course developed by David Rock, co-founder and CEO of The NeuroLeadership Institute in 2003, I have, for the last 20+ years, also been an holistic wellbeing coach, embracing a comprehensive approach to wellness that encompasses the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life. Through my coaching, I empower individuals to achieve balance and fulfilment, guiding them towards a more harmonious and purpose-driven existence.

I work from a person-centred, strengths-based framework. I believe that individuals are the experts in their own lives and my role is to assist them to find their answers and solutions to issues causing them difficulty. I also help people to learn skills such as communication, emotion management, distress tolerance, problem-solving, goal setting, developing confidence and so on.

Beyond the clinical setting, I actively engage in public speaking engagements, workshops, and seminars, spreading awareness about mental health and wellbeing.

I have an unwavering commitment to uplifting others and fostering positive change. I believe in the transformative power of empathy, knowledge, and dedication in the pursuit of a healthier and happier society.