This Hart Counsellor has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She holds a Bachelor of Counselling and Human Change, and a Graduate Diploma in Relationships Systemic Therapy (Couples). Before moving to private practice, she worked with Relationships Australia and Uniting Counselling and Mediation (previously Unifam). She specialises in a range of areas including cross-cultural counselling and couples, meaning of life, spirituality and self-esteem and confidence. She uses a range of therapeutic approaches to suit the client’s needs, including Attachment-Based, Emotionally Focused and Mindfulness-based therapy.
She is highly experienced in working with issues around conflict resolution, enhancing communication and listening, intimate connection, building and repairing trust, and respect differences.
In addition to relationship counselling, this Hart counsellor works with clients to address a range of concerns including self-esteem, depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, anger management and cross-cultural issues. Whilst she primarily works from a Systemic and Client-Centred approach, she also draws from Attachment Theory, Gottman Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques.
She views counselling as a collaborative process between clients and herself as a therapist. She recognises that clients come to counselling from diverse life experiences and acknowledges their uniqueness. The attuned pacing process, at times slow, at times faster, like a dance, creates a safe, trusting and warm environment in sessions.
She is a Buddhist meditator and holds a Mindfulness Meditation Certificate.