Child, Adolescent and Family Counselling and Therapy- Focused Psychological Strategies [Medicare Rebateable] - Individual and Couple Therapy– Men’s and Boy’s work - Group Work - Family Group Meetings - Consultancy and Professional Supervision – Training
Professional practice in child, adolescent and family therapies has been the focus of my working life for over 30 years. Trauma, mental health issues, addiction, men’s and boys issues are areas of specialism. I lived and worked in Europe for 8 years during which time I undertook further studies at the Institute of Family Therapy based at London University and also completed studies in Grief Therapy at Cruse Bereavement Care, London. I am an accredited Mental Health Social Worker, registered with Medicare Australia. I have provided training over many years in Family Group Conferencing at state-wide as well as national forums. I have worked in full-time private practice since 2003. I am based at Smart Clinics West End Family Medical Centre, The Markets, 79 Boundary St, West End.
Work with children, adolescents and families:
I offer a practical, action-orientated approach to enabling families to gain fresh perspectives on their difficulties, addressing in particular the relationships and patterns of interactions which cause repeated problems in their lives. I assist families to develop a clear understanding of the changes they can implement in order to move forward and enhance well-being; to enable changes in their thinking and communication; to find approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution; and to reconfigure family boundaries, rules and structures.
Work with people referred by a medical practitioner under a mental health plan: I specialize in assessing and working with people experiencing trauma, dissociative disorders, reactive attachment disorder, anxiety, family conflict, relationship problems, adjustment issues, depression, day-to-day life crises, addictions, conduct disorder, panic, suicidal thoughts, cross-cultural transitions, grief, personality disorders and psychosis.
I can provide a range of evidence-based, psycho-social strategies including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Problem Solving, Grief Therapy, Solution Focused approaches, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution, Relaxation and Stress Management, Psycho-Education, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, PMR, Group Work, Family Therapy.