Trisha specialises in individual and couples counselling. She is an expert in the field of relationships and families with over 18 years experience. Trisha works to improve communication, clarify expectations and derive meaning from both actions and words, achieving greater understanding between partners. She will give you practical conflict management and problem solving strategies to take away to enhance connection, and put processes in place to strengthen your relationship skills. This will reinforce the foundation of your relationship, building trust and increasing faith in one another to nurture the relationship.
At the core of her approach, Trish promotes the interest of the relationship. Differences may not always be resolved but accepted as part of respecting each other and prioritising the needs of the relationship.
Both individuals and all couples seeking relationship support will benefit from her years of experience and training by the world’s leading relationship experts such as Dr John Gottman. Trish utilises evidence-based approaches to develop an individualised treatment approach.
Typical issues that she sees contributing to relationship disharmony are communication, finances, sex, parenting, trust and extended family.
Trisha has worked in not for profit and government organisations within an employee assistance model for over a decade. She has a wealth of experience working with workplace issues including work stress, rehabilitation, bullying and harassment. Her areas of interest are Depression and Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Separation and Addiction work.
She works with individuals to progress towards their goals in a supportive and empathetic manner. Using a solution-focussed, strengths based framework, clients find positive approaches to address the presenting issue as well as practical strategies to manage the situation, whatever it may be.
She is trained in CBT, ACT, IPT and Motivational Interviewing. However will develop interventions based on the individual client’s way of operating, tailoring strategies to the client’s learning style.
Other areas of interest are in addictions, depression and anxiety, stress and grief and loss.
Trisha offers phone and Skype consultations for clients who are unable to attend the clinic.