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About Me

I completed my Bachelor of Counselling, as a mature student and this gave me a few advantages. I have had life experiences as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, and have worked in banking and retail, and owned a farm and small business with my husband. I have personally experienced and provided support for family and friends through droughts, floods, grief, loss, terminal illness, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other life challenges.

Upon completion of my Counselling degree, I worked in the not-for-profit sector as a Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Practitioner, and as a Mental Health Facilitator. I enjoyed organising Women’s Wellbeing Days, to allow women to come together and learn about Domestic Violence and Mental Health. I truly believe that education is an important part of understanding poor mental health. 

I have been deployed, as part of the Queensland Community Recovery team, to provide support to people who have been impacted by natural disasters. This has given insight and empathy for people experiencing trauma, grief and loss, and how this affects the person emotionally,  physically, mentally and for some spiritually.

My husband and I have a growing family, with the addition of four grandchildren. I also have two fur babies (dogs), which are my constant companions.  I enjoy sewing, gardening, knitting, crocheting, machine embroidery, quilting, and recently, with the help of my “Pink Flamingo” Thermomix... cooking.

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My Philosophy

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.

 

People are creatures of habit and may continue to live life in a way "they have always lived". People often come to counselling because the way they have managed their life in the past no longer works for them. Or they have encountered a crisis that upends all their hopes, dreams and expectations. I see my role as helping people to examine and reflect on the how, where and why's of life and by reflecting on these things. By reflecting on these things, the client gains a new understanding of dealing with life's pressures. Sometimesonly small changes can have a big impact on your life. I am passionate about journeying with people to make those changes and live a fuller life.

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