About Me

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Professional Life

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.

Passion

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.

Personal

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                               

Professional Memberships
  • PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) Reg No. 26580     

  • Blue Card holder