I offer a creative and individualised, trauma-informed approach to helping people find solutions to life's challenges. I have a Masters in Counselling and 25 years experience working with children and families. I draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches including acceptance and commitment therapy, play therapy, compassion focused therapy, and narrative approaches incorporating play and arts based practices. I have extensive experience working with children with autism and their families. I am a registered NDIS provider and offer counselling , consultancy and therapeutic art making in the Greater Bendigo area and online.
Life is an endless series of ups and downs; pain, loss, frustration, trauma, disappointment and grief come to visit us all at some point. I'm drawn to working with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as it recognises this and does not set up false promises that life will always be a bed of roses. ACT can show a way to handle difficult thoughts and feelings more effectively so that they have less impact on a person's life as they move in the direction of their values.