My Approach

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

Brené Brown

I have a degree in Psychology with honours but chose to become a Counsellor. wanted to move away from the clinical, formal approach that is Psychology into the Counselling space which is more person-centred.   In Counselling you are the one in control, the one that sets the pace and the direction, I am here to help you achieve your goals. I believe in the power of lived experience and bring to my Counselling practice my own experience of mental health issues. For me, education is one element (yes, a very big element) but having lived experience means I know where you are at this moment. I have been there and worked towards some effective outcomes to strengthen our mental health.

Counselling is a form of ‘talk therapy’ that is confidential and non-judgemental. Unlike talking with family and friends Counselling is not about giving you unwarranted advice, suggestions, or opinions. I work with you to find what works for you in your world.

​I am passionate about educating and counselling our children, and teenagers, especially in their own mental health and well-being. If we teach our children, while they are young, to work through issues we are setting them up to be strong adults. I also want to help parents navigate the teenage years, as this is a time of great angst for most parents. As a parent of teenagers, I have been through this, and I know how hard it can be.

When working with children I love using my skills in art therapy and find I form a connection with children quickly. Some of my young clients have found it hard to find Counselling that fits with them and incorporating art therapy certainly helps them engage.

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Yoga at Home

“You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared and anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human.” Lori Deschene