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From Nan...

I have been working as a counsellor for over 8 years. My work as a counsellor is enriched by previous work as a registered nurse with experience in mental health, critical care and aged care. As a parent, and as the parent of a disabled child my understanding of this area of life is extensive. 

My understanding of life has been enriched by having lived as an expat and experienced the difficulties of settling in to a new environment as well as the difficulties of returning to live at home (repatriation). I also have extensive life experience with grief, loss, complex trauma and parenting a disabled child.

I work with...

Focus areas

Grief
Family
Trauma
Caring

Childhood trauma radio interview

Nan was interviewed on Brisbane radio station 4YYY FM, where she talked about the ongoing impact of childhood tauma on adult lives. Listen to a recording of the interview here:

Treatment approach

I use a range of approaches including talking, play therapy, sand play, symbols, art (painting, drawing, clay work), writing, poetry, movement, mindfulness meditation, energy rebalancing and Reiki. I use a number of counselling approaches including, Strengths Based, Solution Focused, Existential, Person Centred, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

I also run Life Skills workshops for teens and adults. These workshops provide some education as well as opportunities to explore each individual’s life difficulties in a supportive, nurturing, safe, group environment.