Welcome

My Work

Based in Melbourne, I work locally, nationally, and internationally with individuals, groups, organisations, and communities.

Services include psychotherapy, supervision, coaching and mentoring, and consultancy work, such as reflective practice, workshops, projects or organisational development activities.

I am trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, mindfulness-based interventions, EMDR, and sensorimotor psychotherapy.

My leadership work is informed by current experience as a practitioner, as well leadership positions in  trauma – sensitive organisations.

 

Background and Experience

Individual

My work is grounded in the lived experiences of individuals, anti-oppressive frameworks, and a feminist position on practice. I endeavour to create inclusive and ethical spaces that acknowledge the systems and structures impacting on wellbeing.

I have been engaged in therapeutic work since 2000, in social justice, health, and community settings.  A snapshot of my experience includes, but is not limited to, working with depression relapse prevention and anxiety reduction through mindfulness training, chronic illness management, grief, loss, and trauma, immigration detention, international aid and development, and people seeking asylum. 

I am into my third decade of private practice. 

Leadership

After an early career in organisational consulting I held several leadership positions in the For-Purpose sector, leading programs at The Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture Inc, and The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, in Professional Learning and Development, and in Counselling. I also have significant expertise in training, facilitation, and project management.

Organisation

I have designed and delivered numerous whole-of-organisation projects including: two reviews of professional learning; a review of trauma- sensitive wellbeing systems and structures; an online learning program; a national vocational rehabilitation program; and a national depression awareness education training program.

Mindfulness Teaching

I enjoy teaching mindfulness with individuals, teams, organisations, and communities, with people living with chronic illness, depression, or stress, or anyone who is looking to find a more accepting stance towards their internal experience.  I have completed 60 hours of teacher training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy [MBCT] and 20 hours training as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] teacher. My approach to teaching mindfulness is grounded in a personal meditation practice in a variety of wisdom traditions since 1986.

Professional Memberships and Training
  • The Psychology Board of Australia [Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency], Registered Psychologist
  • Australian Psychological Society [APS], Member
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing [EMDR] – Level 1
  • Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists [VAPP] Candidate 2022
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] teacher – Level 1
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy [MBCT] teacher – Level 1
  • Certificate IV in assessment and Workplace Training