I am a Counselling Psychologist with over 17 years experience. I am empathic, calm and non-judgemental. I work in a person-centred way, led by my client’s experience to empower their recovery and alleviate distress.
I am a woman of colour with experience in working with cultural identities.
I have worked in higher education institutions, adult mental health, employment, and high schools. I have over 9 years experience of online counselling (using Skype or Zoom).
The main themes of the person-centred approach are unconditional positive regard, empathy and honesty. These are central to my way of working as a counsellor to develop a genuine connection with my clients.
I am particularly interested in how clients experience the world. I aim to help clients understand what has happened to them and how that affects them now. This can involve looking at how our feelings are physically experienced in our bodies and doing mindfulness work.
2015: MA Counselling (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
2013: Online Therapeutic Relationships (Theoretical Considerations) (Online Therapy Institute, United Kingdom)
2012: Using Videoconferencing to Conduct Online Counselling (Online Therapy Institute, United Kingdom)
2001: BA Psychology (Honours) (University of Newcastle, Australia)
Organisational Registration & Membership
2015 – current: Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
2006 – current: British Psychological Society (BPS)
2010 – current: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
2004 – 2010: Victorian Psychologists Registration Board (became AHPRA in 2010)