People need and want to feel that there is some where they can go and someone they can talk to who wil listen to them genuinely,without judging.
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for many years, including over 15 years in private pracice in Carlton.
I have learned to listen well, and to help people think about their lives.
Originally, I completed a science degree and a social work qualification at the University of Melbourne. I majored in Psychology.
I worked as a social worker in a range of community organisations and managed a large community counselling service for many years. When I began work in Carlton I was employed at the University of Melbourne Counselling Service and lectured for a time in the Bachelor of Social Work course.
My interest in understanding people and our emotional worlds took me into the field of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis where I completed further professional development. Psychoanalysis has been and continues to be very helpful to me and is incorporated in the work I now offer through my private practice.
Throughout my working life, I have explored ways to help people understand their emotional worlds. In recent years I have developed a model that I have found to be very useful to people in explaining how our emotions work and how we can better manage our emotions to have more fulfilling lives. The model is called The House Within. Our emotional states have an impact on everything we do and it is my belief that understanding our emotional states and how to manage them, is the most important work we will ever do.