MPsyc (Couns), LLB (Hons), GDLP, BPsyc (Hons), MAPS, MDTAA
I am enthusiastic about supporting individuals, groups, communities and organisations to thrive. As a practicing psychologist, I provide counselling, coaching and consulting services worldwide. I endeavour to work holistically with clients to resolve challenges and consider it important to work within a systems framework. I utilise proficient communication and creative processes to stimulate client inquiry, awareness and understanding of the issues. Client-centred practices are considered essential to support assimilation of desired change.
I have around 20 years of experience working internationally and cross-culturally within the humanitarian sector: in law, psychology and community development. This work has involved legal advocacy and analysis, research, counselling, facilitation of training seminars, group consultations and program creation. My key areas of specialisation have been childhood and adult trauma, juvenile and adult criminality, human rights, conflict resolution, mental health and wellbeing. An ongoing focus of this work has been investigating what is required to create sustainable growth and fulfilment individually and collectively.
Organisations I have worked within include the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Indigenous Community Volunteers, the Legal Services Commission of South Australia, and specialist refugee and asylum seeker torture and trauma agencies (for example, the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture). I have also taught in higher education institutes, coordinating Masters of Counselling courses at Monash University and engaging as a Faculty Member at Metavision Institute, a holistic psychotherapy training institute (this work is ongoing). Primarily my work has been based in South-East Asia, the Pacific Islands and Australia, including remote Indigenous communities.
The rich diversity of this work has given me a deep awareness of cultural nuances and global barriers to healthy human development. Working intensively with very challenging issues has meant that I am highly skilled in working with complexity, whilst understanding the human capacity for positive transformation.
Qualifications and Memberships
Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Flinders University of South Australia, SA)
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Sydney College of Law, NSW)
Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) (Flinders University of South Australia, SA)
Master of Psychology (Monash University, VIC)
Diploma in Holistic Counselling (Metavision Institute, NSW)
Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner Training (Neuroads, TAS)
GCI Coaching Foundations Training (Global Coaching Institute, VIC)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society
Member of the Dance Therapy Association of Australia