It’s not about me.
It’s all about you.
You may have come to this page wondering about me and what I’m like.
The most important thing about me is that my focus is on you and your individual needs. Everyone is unique. No relationship is the same. No experience of trauma is the same. Depression and anxiety are different for everyone.
My role is to listen, to really hear and get a full understanding of what it is like to be you – right here, right now. I want to know how you experience life and importantly, I want to help you find how you want to experience life differently.
I’m hear to help you make deeper connections in your relationships, new meanings for past events and to learn different skills to solve the problems you are having.
I’m like you.
I’m human. I’ve experienced life, the disappointment of expectations not matching reality, and felt the confusion and chaos of feeling overwhelmed by things I can’t control.
And underneath it all, I keep coming back to knowing that there is a different way. To knowing that if ‘this’ isn’t working, that there must be another way of doing, another way of being.
I’ve asked for help and been guided by someone else to help me change my thinking and doing. I’ve found a listening ear and learnt to find the opportunity in the problems.
I’m here to be that somone else for you.
A Little Bit More About Me
For almost 19 years, I’ve been working as a Psychologist. I’ve worked in government agencies, non-government organisations and private practice. My focus has always been on hearing my clients experiences and understanding how this has impacted them.
When I first started, I was mostly curious about why people did the things they did. Eventually, I realised that knowing ‘why?’ was only a part of the picture. Knowing ‘why?’ something happened didn’t help people to know ‘how‘ to get out from under the overwhelm of the problem.
Helping people exploring their strengths and resources was the key to finding out ‘how’ to do and be better. I am passionate and committed to understanding people as a whole person who is living in a family, in a community. I strive to help people see they are more than a diagnosis or what is ‘wrong’ with them. When you struggle to see it, I will look for the things that are ‘right’ with you, and help you to learn how to access that, so you can do more of it.
Finding a therapist that feels like a good fit for you can seem difficult. You might not be sure if ‘how’ they do therapy will suit you – if that therapist’s philosophy matches your own. If you are still curious to find out more about me, then read about my approach to therapy here.