Meredith is a registered psychologist (since 1993) and has practised for over 25 years. She is an Accredited Supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia, supervising other psychologists for their Board registration and their ongoing professional development. She has trained extensively in couple counselling (under Dr. John Gottman in the Gottman Couples Therapy Method; within Relationships Australia’s Specialist Course in Couple Therapy; and Certificate of Family Therapy amongst other training); and was Clinical Director at LifeWorks Relationship Education and Counselling Services in her previous role.
Committed to continual learning, more recently, Meredith has attended Tavistock Relationships, London, undertaking further training in Advanced Couples Therapy.
Meredith believes that relationships offer life’s most profound joys, however often they bring conflict, anger, disappointment and sadness. “When our own needs and expectations do not meet those of the person we love, it can be hard to know how to find a solution, sustain intimacy and keep and build trust. Counselling offers a way to find clarity and solve problems, even those that are very long-standing. However, counselling can also feel like a step into the unknown and I meet the couple’s experience with deep respect, providing emotional safety for each person in a way that is described by others as respectful, gentle and knowledgeable. I am strongly committed to using evidence-based strategies to work jointly with couples to achieve their goals”.
Counselling is offered for all areas of relationship challenges such as conflict, loss of trust, recovery from infidelity, navigating family dynamics, parenting and step-parenting, and the impact of trauma, grief and loss on relationships. Counselling also addresses changes that may occur over time such as the loss of vibrancy in the relationship; whilst also building on and celebrating a couple’s strengths.