I received a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology and Sociology (1998) and a Bachelor of Social Work (2001) from Monash University before commencing work as a Social Worker.
For my entire professional career I have worked with families and in particular women and children managing difficult life transitions and situations.
My passion is supporting mothers to be the best that they can be and helping them relearn to connect deeply to their motherhood intuition. Throughout my professional work and own personal motherhood experience of over 16 years, I have explored how mindfulness and motherhood are a potent blend.
I bring together all my professional development and experience to support mothers respond empathically and effectively to themselves and their children.
As parents, sometimes the demands and challenges can become more than we feel we can mange, we’re not sure what to do to change a situation or relationship for the better or we just don’t know how to help our kids deal with a feeling or change a challenging behaviour. In these situations it is not uncommon to begin to lose ourselves and for things to begin to unravel. My great love is helping to bring back connection, clarity, calm and closeness to families, parents and children who want more understanding for themselves, their relationships and each other.
My work in the support and counselling field has taken many forms where I have worked with individuals and families in areas such as services for separated families, education, private practice and crisis intervention. I provide support, coaching and counselling to children, adolescents, adults and families to help find healthy perceptions and understanding of themselves, each other and their relationships. I am trained in family therapy, hypnotherapy and counselling and use approaches such as mindfulness integrated therapies, emotion focused family therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology and solution focused therapy.
I am grateful for my four beautiful children and their unwavering patience as they teach me to be a better parent and a more understanding person.