I will listen with a heart of compassion.
- I am a mature-aged woman, with much life experience.
- I am a university-trained counsellor/educator.
- I have a private practice in Tully.
- I encourage women to find/restore their identity and purpose in life.
- I have a special interest in assisting families/carers with parenting issues.
- I have a great rapport with children, including those with disabilities.
- I am trained in managing FASD behaviours.
I believe that everyone’s story is important, and therefore it should be treated with the utmost respect and privacy. All client files are locked away, for my eyes only – unless they are required for court purposes.
I continue to improve my skills and knowledge in counselling and psychology. As a result, I am presently completing a graduate diploma in child, youth, and family therapy.
I align myself to the ethics of PACFA, which is the counselling body I am affiliated with.
I highly value: truth, respect, forgiveness, authenticity, generosity, work ethics, being organised, openness to change, and love.
I am not a psychologist, so cannot be referred to for mental health plans. However, I spent six years (part time) training to be a counsellor.
Counselling provides you with the opportunity to share areas of concern in a confidential and genuinely supportive environment. The purpose of counselling is for you to find solutions to your issues. This may include referral to other services. Sessions are 50 minutes long, and you decide how many sessions you would like to have. I charge $70 per session (payable at the time, or by direct debit).
I have lived in the Tully district for 37 years, after marrying a banana grower. Following some life-changing health issues, my focus on ‘what is important’ changed. This led me into foster caring and other community-based volunteering. One of my role models, Mother Teresa, said “Do things for people not because of who they are or what they can do in return, but because of who you are”. This statement says a lot about who I am.
My Christian faith has been integral to this journey. Also, for the past 40 years I have been quietly advocating to improve women’s rights. This continues to be a passion of mine, ensuring that whether you are 18 or 80, your voice is heard, and your choices are respected. These days I continue to care for my family (including a house full of young people), have leadership roles within the community, love to work in my garden…and make self-care a priority!
0409 051 749