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ABOUT ME

     Qualifications

  • Master of Counselling Practice

  • Dip. Clinical Hypnosis

  • Registered Nurse (Critical Care: ICU)

  • PhD Systematic Theology: Mind/Body Dualisms and Spirituality (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)

 

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My Philosophy

It is my belief that suffering is an inescapable part of life and that while we all face life challenges, our experiences of pain and suffering are unique to each individual. My role as a therapist is to provide a safe space in which trust will grow. As this occurs, we work together to explore your concerns in a way that supports the awakening of insight and wisdom in your search for solutions, personal growth, health and well-being.  

 

Having lived in a number of different countries and various cities within those countries, I have an appreciation and respect for cultural differences, values and beliefs. This experience has also left me with an abiding sense of our common humanity. The title of my practice, Hearts and Mind Counselling, reflects my belief that a consideration of the whole person is essential to the healing process.

 

My Journey into Counselling

A curiosity and interest in people has led me to explore different pathways, from teacher to ICU nurse to counsellor. This interest led me to seek a deeper knowledge and understanding of our common quest for meaning and purpose.

Through a serendipitous combination of life experience, education and training I am equipped to support you through your journey. My life's focus has always been on working alongside people; as a mother, teacher, nurse, and counsellor.

 

When you enter into the counselling session, any fears of judgement, shame or stigma will be laid to rest and you will begin to receive the assistance you need to address your concerns.  I would describe therapy as a dynamic process which is the result of joint work between therapist and client. 

Ethics

 

In keeping with PACFA and SASH code of ethics I am committed to ongoing professional development and I also work under supervision.