“I have always felt a deep connection to Humanity and a desire to fully live and Grow On from all that life brings.”
My Life’s work has been about healing and nurturing wellbeing. To Personally, and professionally find and offer ways that bring greater understanding, meaning and growth from what comes to our lives. Change, Loss, Illness, Uncertainty are part of our Human condition. It is these most challenging of times that can teach us, bringing greater purpose and deeper connections to our lives.
By nature I am an enthusiastic and playful person with a passion for People. I have always enjoyed hearing about others in their lives, particularly conversations on how to resolve struggle and bring more joy, love and fulfillment. Growing up in New Zealand my love of people, the outdoors and music brought me enjoyment and freedom, as childhood was difficult.
At 19 I trained as a general/obstetric Nurse working with children and cancer for many years. Through caring for illness and becoming a mother, I felt the need to seek out greater understanding on ways of wellbeing. I subsequently completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at UWA. I have trained in and used a wide range of effective scientifically based Psychotherapies in my Practice, specializing particularly in relationship and attachment therapies. I have supervised registrars of Psychology and taught in groups and seminars. It has been both a privilege and a great learning working with children and families across a range of settings (Hospitals, Mental Health, Child Development, Private Practice) for over 30 years.
It was the loss of my eldest Son four years ago that has brought me to more Real and True ways of Living and Being. From places of ‘deep pain’ came remarkable growth. This, the greatest challenge of my life where my ‘Library’ of learnings did not hold the answers. Through holistic and soulful ways came meaning, understanding and growth that moved me through loss to discover my deeper, creative more True Self.
In 2017 I completed a Master Practitioner in Wholeness Facilitation with Dr Loretta do Rozario, a deepening and learning over 4 years, enabling me to integrate the Arts, Science and Spirituality of healing, change and transformation. I can now offer more ‘whole ways’ of facilitating deep change, as I bring my ‘authentic self’ through Story, Music, Nature, Art, and so to Invite others to find this within themselves.