As a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), I am bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice which outlines my responsibilities to you, the client.

I receive regular supervision and professional training to ensure that I maintain a high professional standard and responsibility for your physical, emotional or psychological wellbeing.

Should you have any complaints about me or the service I offer, please contact the Australian Counselling Association.

Our first session together will be a time to get to know each other a little better. You will get an opportunity to share more about yourself and what you are hoping to gain from therapy. I will assess your needs and will suggest the most suitable therapeutic process for you.

If we feel that we are the right fit for each other, we will put a service agreement in place. This agreement will outline my responsibilities to you, and your responsibilities as a client. I will honour and respect your right to freedom of choice. We will then focus on your main goal before ending the session with a calming and inspirational meditation.

Over the next couple of sessions, we will draw up a therapeutic plan, which can easily be adjusted to your specific needs.

To book your first session, click the button below.

First Session

I offer in-person or online therapy on the following days and times:

  • Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday from 9am to 5pm
  • Friday from 9am – 5pm

Sessions are 60 minutes on average and, depending on your individual plan, may occur weekly or fortnightly. Occasionally, sessions may go over time. No extra fees will be charged when this happens.

Bookings are essential and can be made in advance to avoid disappointment.

Each session is charged at a rate of $90. In-person art therapy is $110. Payment is required on the day in cash, or via electronic funds transfer at point of sale (EFTPOS). You can also pay online via our secure online booking system.

Unfortunately, I am not eligible to offer Medicare rebates or bulk billing.  Both ACA and PACFA (counselling associations) have been lobbying for counsellors and psychotherapists to offer Medicare rebates, but at this stage, only clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and clinical social workers are eligible.

I do however offer Health Fund Rebates from the following Health Funds in Australia:

GU Health

Doctors Health Fund

How much you receive back will be according to your level of cover.

If, for any reason, you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice. Any cancellation of sessions with less than 24 hours notice will incur a full fee.

In the event of my own illness or an emergency, I will give you as much notice as possible and offer you an alternative time.

Please note that sessions will be cancelled if you are under the influence of alcohol or other illegal drugs. This cancellation will incur a full fee.

Confidentiality is an essential aspect of the counselling relationship. Everything that is discussed in our session together is kept in the strictest confidence.

I usually keep brief notes about each session which is securely stored on an online database. Only I have access to these notes. Upon written request, you may view any information I have kept about your therapy sessions. Please allow up to 48 hours for this information to be made available to you.

Occasionally I may want to make an audio recording of our session together to monitor my work as a therapist. This would only occur with your prior knowledge and permission. This data will be safely disposed of after use.

As a registered member of the ACA, I am required to have regular supervision. I may need to discuss our therapy sessions with my supervisor. If so, I will not disclose your name or anything that would enable you to be identified during these discussions.

In certain circumstances, we may have to make exceptions to the general rules of confidentiality:

~ if there is convincing evidence that you intend to harm yourself, I might need to inform your referring doctor or your emergency contact,
~ if you disclose that you intend to harm others (e.g. abuse of children is a mandatory reporting offence which I am bound by law to report),
~ where there is a legal requirement, or if I am ordered by a court of law to disclose information,
~ you have given me approval to provide a written report, or to discuss information with relevant professionals, e.g. your referring GP, other health care professionals or your employer.

Where possible I would attempt to talk this through with you before breaking our confidentiality agreement.

It is my responsibility to work with you to reach a recognised ending when it is evident that you have achieved your therapeutic goals. You may wish to cease your sessions with me when it is apparent that counselling is no longer helping or when you decide to end.

Should I be unable to support your specific needs, I may need to refer you on to another professional with more expertise. At all times, I will discuss this with you to prevent any potential risk of emotional or psychological harm.

I hold the following counselling-related qualifications:

B.A. Degree in Early Childhood Teaching: Charles Sturt UniversityMeets the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) at Level 7, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Certificate IV in Adult Training and Assessment: Australia-International Institute of Workplace Training – Recognised within the Australian Qualifications Frameworks (AQF)

Certificate in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP): QC Academy

Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis: The Australian Academy of Hypnosis – Accredited with The Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA)

Diploma of Counselling: Australian Institute of Professional CounsellorsRecognised within the Australian Qualifications Frameworks (AQF) at Level 5 and approved by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

Diploma of Art Therapy: Ikon Institute of Australia – Meets the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) at Level 5, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and approved by The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) 

Bachelor of Counselling and Psychotherapy (2nd year): Ikon Institute of Australia Meets the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) at Level 7, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and approved by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

Master of Child Play Therapy (to graduate in 2024): Deakin University Meets the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) at Level 9, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and approved by the Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association  (APPTA)