I am a trauma-informed counsellor. I am passionate about helping people recover from traumatic experiences and move towards a fulfilling and transformed life.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I was in a corporate position as a human resources manager. As I got older and experienced different life circumstances, it became clear to me that being a therapist was my calling and it was the field I wanted to be in. My experience working in a corporate world has given me much insight on the struggle and challenges that many working people are facing.
I have since obtained a postgraduate degree in Counselling majoring in Trauma Counselling and other certifications and training. Since the beginning of my counselling training I have worked at specialising my skills and knowledge of therapeutic interventions designed to support those who have experienced or are at risk of trauma. This has had a strong focus on neuroscience, attachment and childhood trauma.
I have worked in a range of settings including schools, community group, and counselling centre. I have experienced working with adolescents and adults and people of various cultural and ethnic groups experiencing trauma, mental health challenges, relational conflicts, grief, shame, anger, spiritual issues and cross-cultural challenges.
I am a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) which regulates Psychotherapists and Counsellors codes of ethics and conduct. I participate regularly in professional development workshops and clinical supervision.
My passion for working with trauma started at a young age. As a child, I was always intrigued by human mind and behaviour. I often wondered why people felt certain ways and why they did or didn’t do certain things.
Having been through childhood trauma myself and recovered from it, I have deep compassion and empathy towards others who are suffering and in pain. My experience as a church leader and mentor in the past 10 years has further spurred the desire to work with trauma. I encountered many individuals who were impacted by their trauma and struggling to move forward in life.
All these experiences have eventually led me to embark on a career change from a corporate position to becoming a trauma-informed counsellor.
I am warm, gentle and easily build rapport with others. I am a committed Christian and passionate about unveiling the truth about God’s love and grace to others. I serve in a local church as a leader and mentor to young adults.
Qualifications & Training
Master of Counselling (majoring in Trauma Counselling)
Master of Human Resources Management
Bachelor of Business
Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology
CHCDVF001 Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence
Clinical Trauma Professional Training Level 1: Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma by Janina Fisher
Foundation for Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level One by Cathy Malchiodi, PhD - In Training
PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) Reg No. 26580
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