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Before becoming a counsellor, I worked almost exclusively in the field of education at all levels: from pre-school to University and adult education, public and private, both in Australia and overseas. In 1993, I published a book on Academic Writing for overseas University Students in Australian Universities.
Since 1993, I have worked as a relationship counsellor with Relationships Australia, as a school counsellor and in the private sector as a psychologist. Within my work as a school counsellor, I encountered issues such as sexual and physical abuse, stress, grief and self-esteem problems. I was instrumental in presenting the students with a number of strategies for developing: personal safety, problem-solving skills, relaxation skills, communication skills, and self-esteem.
Further, with the Rural Doctors’ Network, I was responsible for the initiative which saw the placement, in 1996, of three psychologists in Charleville, Roma and Goondiwindi to service schools and medical centres across South-West Queensland. In my private practice, I also specialise in counselling: men after separation; anxiety; loss; grief; relationship problems; survivors of sexual abuse; boundary setting for parents; family therapy; child and adolescent problems; post-traumatic stress; depression; men’s issues; under-achievement; workplace harassment; starting over, and personal and work-related stress.
An issue which has arisen more and more is direction in young people’s lives – sometimes involving identity and sometimes “what am I going to be when I grow up,” (a common question for children for adults up to fifty years of age). In recent years, about sixty percent of my practice has been TRTP.
Professions: Psychologist; Hypnotherapist; Somatic Psychotherapist; Teacher: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary. (Also: Reiki Practitioner & Remedial Massage Therapist)
Professional Organisations: APS; Queensland College of Teachers; Formerly: National Speakers Association of Australia.
Issues I deal with daily
Suicidal ideation; Sexual Abuse; Work Stress; Workplace Harassment.
My practice commenced with anyone who came through the door. Over twenty-three years, while I still see anyone referred to me by doctors, the practice itself seems to have come down to a few undeniable facts:
(1) People who seek help mostly have a set of unconscious core beliefs that sabotage their best intentions and plans;
(2) With the exception of major trauma , for the most part, those beliefs were set up before the age of seven and reinforced by later experiences;
(3) The earlier and the worse the experiences that set up those unconscious core beliefs, the more damaging and long-term the problem is;
(4) It can all be healed.