I have 40 years experience in Australia and internationally as a counsellor, researcher, medical anthropologist, academic, nurse and midwife. I hold a Masters in Counselling and Human Services from LaTrobe University and a PhD in medical anthropology from ANU. I also have qualifications in nursing and midwifery.
My qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience give me a solid foundation to understand and work with people dealing with challenging issues in their lives.
I use a broad-based counselling approach drawn from Eastern and Western psychological theory and philosophy and influenced by my Zen Buddhist practice. My approach is mindfulness-based and encourages clients to notice and pay attention to the link between their emotions and their bodily feelings. This approach is known as Process Experiential Emotion-Focused Therapy.
As a Clinical Member of Counselling And Psychotherapy Association Canberra and Region and member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, I am bound by the organisations’ Codes of Ethics and Practice and subject to the organisations’ complaints procedures. I’m committed to continuous professional development and regular consultative supervision.