I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, family therapist, Emotional Focussed Therapist (EFT) in individual and couples and drug and alcohol counsellor.
My area of expertise includes parenting, post separation, relationship conflict and substance use-related issues.
My practice is currently based in Haberfield, Sydney and Eurobodalla, South Coast, NSW
I am an eclectic practitioner with a wide range of experiences.
I endeavours to integrate my knowledge, intuition and understanding to tailor the needs of individual/s in my therapeutic practice.
In conjunction, I have been instrumental in designing, organising, implementing and delivering psycho-educational and psychotherapeutic group programs such as parenting, post separation, anger management, anxiety and depression and self-help workshops.
These collective experiences brought me to a place where i embarked in writing a book called `Talk Together: Walking the Journey with Our Adolescent.’ This book provides information to guide parents through a wide range of challenges in their young person.
Qualifications and Courses
- Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Child and Family Therapy
- Emotional Focused Couples Therapy
- Individual Emotional Focused Therapy
- Foundations of Emotional Focused Therapy
- Post Graduate Drug and Alcohol
- Accredited Domestic Violence Worker
- Accredited Post Separation Worker
- Registered Triple P Practitioner and 123 Magic Parenting
Associations and Memberships
Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (APHRA), (Registration No: NMW0001336326)
Clinical Member of Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), the peak body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Australia (Registration No: 25177). I am a member of the NSW Branch of PACFA and an Affiliate Member of the College of Relationship Counsellors www.pacfa.org.au
Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Sydney.
I am bound to the ethical codes of these associations.
How Does Tak Work?
I work in a holistic way to incorporate the individual’s internal world, family-of-origin, relational interaction, social and community considerations, past experiences, current contextual framework, and future aspirations. I value and take into consideration cultural, gender, religious and socio-political context and am aware how these factors impact on peoples’ lives.
My work with peoples’ processes is based on an ethos of respect, dignity, compassion, equanimity, uniqueness and self-determination. I endeavour to work from a non-biased and nonjudgmental framework.
My professional training requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of human psychology, sociology, therapeutic capacities and ethical and professional boundaries.
I work in a professionally and ethically contracted relationship that enables individuals, couples and families to feel safe in exploring and resolving areas of an interpersonal and intrapersonal nature.
Although I abide by the principles of confidentiality at all times, I may be required by law to disclose information in certain instances
I seek ongoing clinical supervision, professional development, self-awareness, self-development, self-monitoring and self-examination as central to effective and ethical practice.