I have been a Social Worker since 1997 and worked in a number of areas including:
· Prison/ forensic mental health
· Alcohol & other drugs / Substance Support
· Sexual health
· Hepatitis C
· Adult mental health
· Needle & syringe, and
· Professional private practice.
My private practice began in 2006 to 2008 after acquiring training in transpersonal counseling. My Private practice continues working from a Jungian and Transpersonal perspective in Art Therapy, Sandplay Therapy and Counselling.
My work is steeped in a Jungian perspective. I’ve had five years of personal Jungian analysis. I completed a year long course in the classical Jungian approach. I am schooled in Jungian sandplay therapy. I was on the Committee of the Queensland Jung Society 2015-16, and am now moving towards membership with the Jungian ISST.
Therapy based on a Jungian perspective is open to exploring dreams, complexes, myths and the archetypes that move throughout our lives. Transpersonal work covers the area of moving between/ beyond the mask we show to the world. It has been described as pursuit of the authentic self. I also see transpersonal work as having overlays with narrative therapy; exploring the stories we make of our lives.
Friends and colleagues have observed my qualities to include being grounded, a good listener, possessing a good sense of humour and a keen observer of life. I believe my particular gift for providing the right insights and inspirations at exactly the right moment.
Bachelor of Social Work (Launceston, TAS)
Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy (Brisbane, QLD)
Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling (Melbourne, VIC)
Professional Affiliations and Associations
Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) UK
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