Originally my life was dominated by career and wanting to achieve. I worked my way to being a branch manager for a company in New Zealand. Being responsible for 121 staff members made me feel like I was going somewhere in life.
However, it was when I started to work with the human resource side of the business that I began to see how many people came to work with issues that were happening in their everyday lives. Issues such as domestic violence, mental health issues, grief and loss, family matters and relationship breakdowns were weighing people down.
That was when my passion for helping people through these times was born. Firstly, it was out of interest, but then it became a drive to find answers that would help people change what is happening in their lives.
Through this time, I realised that I could quickly and easily build rapport and understanding with people.
In 2008 I moved from New Zealand to Australia and decided that I wanted to focus on doing something that made a difference in people’s lives. This desire drove me to gain qualifications in counselling and start to work as a counsellor, firstly in my own practice but then through joining forces with Tracey at StartPoint counselling.
I have extensive life experience. I have known good times but have also experienced some of the worst things that life can throw at you. While the bad times weren’t pleasant, they helped me to acquire the skills and understanding that I needed to help other people.
I’m passionate about working with couples to restore their relationships and just as passionate about working with individuals around mental health issues such as self-image, depression, domestic violence and suicidal and other self-harm tendencies.
Practical solutions to your current situation are my specialty.
Area of Focus
- Anger Management
- Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Workplace Issues
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Solution-Focused Therapy
Monday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am - 5:00 pm