First and foremost – Congratulations !
Taking this step to finding someone to help you is a big decision and an incredibly brave one, so I applaud you.
The therapy journey can at times be a bit rough and this is where I can help you the most. It is a journey that you do not need to do on your own.
One step at a time – one day at a time. It does get better. There will be work for you to do and I will support you as you need.
True healing comes from within, it is not something that is done for you. It is your work and the satisfaction for you will be enormous.
You’ve got this…………and together we will work through it.
So now, let me tell you a little bit about me.
I have worked for over 20 years as a Registered Nurse and Midwife. It has given me a vast range of experience for which I am very grateful. I have pretty much seen it all – the joyful times and the most hurtful times.
I have also had my own experiences of childbirth – becoming a mother, which has provided me with a very rounded view of it all.
I trained to become a Calmbirth practitioner and this is where my interest in the psychological side of birth began. It made me a more “complete” midwife, as I now recognise just how important our experiences are, how they affect families and babies…..and so on.
Through this understanding, I became passionate about Birth Trauma and that drove my career off into another direction – Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Currently, I work part time with St John of God Health Care at the Raphael Service – a specialty service that treats Perinatal Mental Health as a Senior Mental Health Clinician, which I love. I am also working part time in private practice in Penrith.
I have been trained in a range of theories and therapies and use them integratively or individually – depending on what suits you best.
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT Level A)
- MBCT – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SPI Level 1)
- Person Centred Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- and I am a Trauma informed practitioner.
Essentially it comes back to you.………what is going to work for you. We are all different and our needs are different, so I initially spend time getting to know you, finding out what you want to achieve, and then I formulate a plan with you and we can set some goals, which we will continue to review as we work together to achieve those goals.
You can be assured of being in a safe, private, supportive and non-judgemental environment which is the basis of all our confidential conversations. These sessions are for you – to verbalize, explore and ultimately find some resolution so that you can find the joy again in being you.
I really do look forward to working with you.