Hi there. Thanks so much for getting in touch with me at my practice, Empowered Pathways. Let me introduce myself. I am a qualified Counselling Social Worker and Therapist with Bachelor's of Psychology & Social Work and Medicare accreditation, practicing in Melbourne. I am a professional member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
I am specialised in addressing:
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Complex Trauma
- Family Violence
- Stress Management
- Relationship Issues
- Personality Disorders
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Exploitation/ Sexual Trafficking
With ten years experience, I have practiced as a social worker with children, men and women in locally and abroad in areas of family violence, sexual health, sexual assault, mental health and trauma. I have specialist training in psychology, mental health, counselling, emotion focused therapy and trauma-informed care. I currently work as a counsellor/advocate for survivor/victims of sexual assault and as a private therapist here at Empowered Pathways. I am Medicare accredited and offer rebates for session.
With my broad experience as a social worker, complimenting my knowledge of Psychology and training as a therapist, I appreciate the unique nature of each person's circumstances surrounding their experience of emotion, thoughts and behaviour. Accordingly, I see psychological challenges within the context of peoples broader lives, understanding the interplay between the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual and environmental.
I practice from the belief that each person has their personal source of inner strength, wisdom, knowledge and is the expert of their own life, needs, desires and goals. My aim as a therapist is to work alongside the people I counsel through collaboration, offering a safe space, tools and techniques to support them to reconnect to their already existing inner resources, skills and capacity.