Are you feeling unsure about what's 'normal' when grieving? Does your grief feel like it's getting worse over time?
Is your mind stuck replaying distressing memories? Or, thoughts about what you could have done differently?
Whether you're grieving the loss of a spouse or partner, a parent, or a child, a sudden death or a death after illness, I will help you to understand what's 'normal' in grief and bereavement and what to expect as time goes by. I offer practical strategies to help you address the challenges you're experiencing. And, a place to talk about the things you can't discuss anywhere else.
Often each member of a family has a different way of managing their own grief. If you have concerns about how the people around you are coping I can help you to identify strategies to support others and to manage challenges in relationships. I provide counselling to adults, children and teenagers. I also meet with couples and families to help them to find ways to talk about and respond to their grief.
Are you struggling to cope with the changes caused by illness? Are you feeling anxious or stressed and looking for help?
Have your relationships with family and friends been affected by everything you're going through?
The diagnosis of a chronic or life-threatening illness can result in feelings of sadness, anger and fear. You may experience grief in response to the losses from changes to physical functioning, emotions, employment, relationships, and your sense of hope and certainty about the future. I will work with you to understand the challenges you're experiencing and offer strategies to help you cope.
The diagnosis of an illness can have huge impacts on everyone in a family. I work with spouses, partners, parents, children and other carers to support them to manage their own grief, stress and anxiety. I also offer counselling to couples and families to help them to find ways to talk about the difficult topics and navigate the ups and downs of living with the impacts of change and uncertainty.
Since 2009 I have specialised in providing grief counselling to:
As well as everything I've learnt from my training and research, I'm able to offer you all that I've learnt from speaking to hundreds of people experiencing grief and bereavement. They have shared with me what life is really like after someone dies. And, the ways in which they've navigated the emotional, mental, social, practical and spiritual challenges that follow.
Some people use counselling as a space to reflect on their concerns to find their own solutions. Others want to learn techniques or strategies to help them to cope better with the challenges they are facing. I believe in tailoring the way I work to meet your needs. To enable me to be as effective as possible in the support I provide I draw upon a range of counselling theory and skills including acceptance and commitment therapy, gestalt therapy, positive psychology, strengths-based practice, narrative therapy, Radical Exposure Tapping (Level II, Advanced Practice), cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and hypnotherapy.
Suite 2, 81 Alexander Street, Crows Nest New South Wales 2065, Australia