• Registered Counsellor Arana Hills.


    Registered Counsellor Brisbane

    She/Her/Hers. BHSc (Nat), M.Couns

    Hart Centre Certified

    100% Trust and Satisfaction Guarantee In Relationship
    • Arana Hills, QLD
    Accepted Insurance Funds
    • St Luke’s Health
    • Police Health
    • GMHBA
    • Westfund
    • Emergency Services Health
    • Phoenix Health
    • CUA Health
    • AIA Health
    • Teachers Union Health
    • ahm health
    • Bupa
    • Medibank Private
    Specialised Training
    • GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLES THERAPY LEVEL 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm
    • Tree of Life (Narrative Methodology) Advanced Practitioner
    • Narrative Therapy in the Face of Grief
    • Strengths-based Parenting
    • The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma, Attachment and Neuroscience (Bessel van der Kolk)
    • Depression and the Treatment-Prevalence Paradox (BioMedica)
    • The Eye of the Survivor: Why Storytelling Matters in Suicide Prevention
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Guided Self Help (Eating Disorders, Binge Eating Disorders), NEDC
    • Keeping Our Kids Alive: Supporting Parents of Suicidal Young People
    • Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals
    • Enhancing Adolescent Self-esteem with Multidimensional Family Therapy
    • Diagnosing Eating Disorders (NEDC)
    • Solution-Focused Narrative Therapy with an Adolescent
    • Schizophrenic Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
    • Impulsive Suicide Attempts: What Can We Learn from Studying Timelines of the Suicide Attempt Process
    • Suicide Prevention Summit
    Areas of Interest
    • Parenting
    • Empty nest syndrome
    • Couples with young families
    • Senior couples: transitioning into retirement
    • Grief and loss
    • Couples where one or both are neurodiverse
    • Couples: dealing with conflict, understanding root causes and emerging patterns, stonewalling, infidelity and distrust
    • Couples: deciding whether to stay together or separate.
    • Burnout and stress (professional, parental and relationship burnout)
    Types of Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Gottman Method
    • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Person-Centred Therapy (Client-Centred / Rogerian Psychotherapy)
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
    • Strength-Based
    • Trauma Informed
    About Therapist

    This Hart Counsellor has a Masters of Counselling and Bachelor of Health Science (Nat), offering a mature, caring, sensitive and non-judgemental approach with people needing support in their lives. With her understanding of the human body and mind, she believes that by effectively managing our personal stress levels and feeling truly supported by our ‘people’, we can overcome significant challenges and even thrive.

    Her areas of interest include supporting couples with their relationship and parenting challenges, and individuals with stress, burnout and eating issues.

    In addition to completing the more formal Gottman relationship training, her training in the Tree of Life Methodology offers creative options for couples seeking to develop a shared vision and renewed awareness in their unique relationship. This approach can transform therapy into a series of interesting pictures and conversations, all with a clear purpose, of course.

    When you see this Hart Counsellor, she will discuss your hopes and expectations for your sessions together, and you will collaboratively design a plan that you can trust will provide the best support tailored to your current needs. She certainly does not adhere to a one-size-fits-all approach.

    Many of the couples she has seen, whether in crisis or struggling in the early stages, often progress with newfound skills and confidence following the initial interventions. They may return when they encounter any new issues they wish to explore more deeply, akin to a ‘top-up’ session to realign themselves, after which they feel ready to move forward.

    She encourages a safe space for couples to share their vulnerable thoughts, helping them to understand each other’s patterns, values, and communication styles, so they can show up for each other without blame or judgement.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    Over 10 years.

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Non-judgemental/compassionate
    2. Warm
    3. I have a depth of life experience with a long term marriage and raising children in a busy family
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Couples who see me say they feel truly supported, and are grateful for the new skills and tools they have learned, which have helped foster a deeper connection between them. This allows them to have transparent and honest conversations, expressing their needs in a safe environment that I help support them with.  Observing my clients’ newly acquired communication skills in action, and witnessing the positive impact it has on their families and all aspects of their lives, fills me with a profound sense of awe and gratitude for being able to help in my own way.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    I worked with a couple who were ‘silently separated’. They had totally lost their connection and could not find a safe way to communicate how they were feeling. This led them to turn away from each other and neither were getting their needs fulfilled.

    Their sessions with me helped remind them of their shared values and they started noticing all of the things going really well in their relationship/family. We carefully and slowly opened up a safe space for them to sensitively share their feelings of resentment, abandonment and guilt, over issues they had lived through and never really discussed. As the conversations continued over time, the couple became highly skilled in communicating in a safe and transparent way, by showing up and truly listening to each other on what they needed.

    It has been a true pleasure witnessing a relationship they deemed ‘broken’, transform into a completely flourishing relationship with newly found strength and hope. Every thing is possible with the willingness to try something different I think!

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