As my degrees show, I have a solid educational background that has enabled me to work in my private practice as a psychologist for the past 23 years. I have continued to study over the years, attending conferences and obtaining supervision. I continue to keep up with latest developments and research and complete all professional development requirements of the APS (Australian Psychological Society).
Having said that, I believe that an equally important contributor to what I have to offer you, have been my 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Every day I share somebody's pain and every day I see somebody heal. I have been privileged to be let into the inner feelings of the average person. I have been honoured to have had the opportunity to assist others to do things better and over many years I have learnt what works best.
In case you are curious, I am married and have been for 24 years. I have 4 children, three girls and a boy, and my oldest daughter is married and living overseas. I have lived through pregnancy and childbirth, toddler-hood, adolescence and children growing up and moving away. I have moved between countries, and I have mourned the loss of my father.
I have a strong belief system. I believe in family and relationships and will expend a lot of energy to try and improve relationships. However, I know there is a time and place to move on. I believe in the importance of personal happiness and self fulfilment but I will not tell you how to achieve it. I do believe there is such a thing as right and wrong when it comes to moral values like fidelity, honesty, violence, respect and safety.
I hope my life experience and knowledge will assist you in some small way. I would love to hear from you some time.