I am proud to present New Start Counselling and Psychotherapy. Not only do I have a lifelong passion to help and counsel females along their health and well-being journeys, but I am passionate about being adaptable and meeting people where they are along that journey.
I understand that issues of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, PTSD (trauma), parenting and relationships can seem daunting but with the right support, I can help you to look at these issues differently. Together we can understand them and find ways, through our Counselling relationship, of overcoming their impacts.
I have always found it an honour and privilege to be part of anyone's mental health journey. It is my vision and mission to change the nature of Counselling so that women, teenagers and children are masters of their own journey. Empowerment all the way. If we teach our teenagers and children, while they are young, to work through issues we are setting them up to be strong adults.
I am a single mother of twin girls, who are now teenagers and know the struggles and triumphs of being a single parent. Teen years have bought a new perspective to the word 'struggle' but even in that arena, I have found real ways of coping and caring for myself and my children. I understand the issues that face female teenagers and are committed to helping them become mentally strong and independent women.
On a private level I bring to Counselling my lived experience of mental health. My teen years were hard as I unknowingly struggled to reconcile childhood trauma with oncoming adulthood. I have been a single parent, witnessed trauma and experienced depression at its most debilitating. What all those events have taught me is something that no lecture theatre can do. I know what it is like to be there, but I also know what it is like to have found the strength to navigate through. It is a nice place to be and even better when I can be the counsellor for others working through their own mental health issues.
Personally, I enjoy playing drums (currently looking for a band), reading, meditating, walking my dog, dog training, making candles, and spending time with family and friends.
I practice from a wonderful space at Project 18 in Port Adelaide SA, that I am sure you will love.