I am a fully qualified professionally trained Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I graduated from the Jansen Newman Institute in 2011 with a Bachelor of Counselling and Human Change (Applied Psychotherapy). I will be commencing my Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2015 at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney. 

I currently work with young women at a Sydney based refuge. At the refuge my role is to provide guidance, mentorship, advocacy, case management, emotional support for the young women.  All the clients who arrive at the refuge have experienced various forms of childhood abuse, trauma and family violence. Part of my role entails working together wit in recreating a new sense of empowerment, strength, hope and a new direction in their lives.

I previously worked for Lifeline Australia for 3 years as a Telephone Crisis Supporter and Supervisor for the overnight crisis support team. At Lifeline I supported many individuals accessing the 24/7 national crisis and chat service find immediate relief from their emotional distress. I was part of a large generous team which advocated and worked towards lowering suicide rates by aiming to provide the best possible quality support for children, adults and the elderly all around Australia.    

As part of my internship at Jansen Newman Institute, I worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist within various not-for-profit community based organisations. I worked with adult and adolescent clients who were effected with various issues such as; Depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, sexual and physical violence, family and domestic violence, grief and loss, drug and alcohol addiction, cultural and migration issues.

I am commited to ongoing professional development, as well as receiving regular supervision from a fully qualified registered supervisor. I am a registered member of The Australian Counsellors Association, the national governing body for professional psychotherapists and counsellors.