Parenting Support

We all want to raise happy, healthy children, but sometimes their behaviours can leave us feeling frustrated and at a loss to know how to help.  The good news is that once you learn how to read the meaning behind the behaviours, everything changes. Parenting could be the most important work you will ever do, […]

Beating the Lockdown Blues

Is life in lockdown getting you down? Maybe you’re aware of a vague sense of unease, something you just can’t quite put your finger on? Or perhaps you are feeling trapped, caught in a loop where you can’t find your way out? Many of us are missing family members living interstate, or being able to […]

Registered NDIS Provider

Do you have a child who is struggling to keep up in school? Perhaps they are NDIS participants, with a diagnosis of anxiety, ADHD, dyslexia or autism? I help parents who are looking for answers to their child’s learning difficulties, temper tantrums and emotional outbursts. My aim is to help your child build strong foundations for […]

My Story

When our son was born in 1985 I quickly realised I knew very little about parenting. Life gave me plenty of time to think about this and how I might do things differently second time around, before our daughter arrived 11 years later. The learning started all over again when I realised that each child […]

Online Counselling

Online counselling is suitable for anyone who would like help with dealing with stresses and tensions in your life. Without the need to travel, sessions can be timed to fit in with busy work and family commitments. Sometimes seeing a counsellor can feel a bit daunting, as with any new experience.  Connecting online can make […]

Recovery From The Bushfires

We’ve all had a traumatic experience with the bushfires early in 2020. No-one who lived through this can have escaped without some level of emotional disturbance. For many, this experience has been profound. Understanding Trauma Trauma is not what happens to us, but how our bodies respond to what happens to us. Many of us […]

Returning to School after Lockdown

Returning to school after lockdown may bring some unexpected challenges. You might notice mood swings, tears, anger or increased stress and tension. All of this is normal in a period of adjustment. For many children, learning at home has been a pleasant reprieve from the pressure of being in a classroom. Going back to school, […]

Seeing a Counsellor

Have you thought about Counselling and Psychotherapy but are not sure what to expect? Perhaps you are feeling confused, anxious or worried about something (or someone). Maybe you have reached a point in your life when you are looking for something new? These feelings happen to all of us, and it can be helpful to […]

Stress and Anxiety

Most of us are familiar with  feelings of stress and anxiety, but for some, this can be a constant companion, affecting everyday life. Do you ever have the feeling that you just want to hide? Your palms get sweaty, your stomach churns, your breathing comes in shallow gasps, your thoughts are racing and you have trouble […]

What is the difference between Psychotherapy and Psychology?

I’m often asked “What is Psychotherapy? How is it different from Psychology?” Exploring the field of available therapies can be confusing. There are so many different options to choose from. Perhaps you are curious about how Psychology and Psychotherapy differ. Are they, in fact, just two different ways of looking at the same mental health […]