About Me

Based in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, I am a fully Accredited and qualified Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years’ experience as a Counsellor and Mental Health professional. I have wide knowledge and experience in working with individuals, couples and families in a number of organisations in both  the UK and Australia. I hold a Masters degree in Social Work and a Masters degree in Psychoanalytic Studies.

Theoretical & Clinical Orientation

Over the last 20 years I have had the opportunity to train and work within a variety of modalitites in diverse settings, including both the public and private sectors. These experiences have enabled me to develop a depth and breadth of practice, facilitating greater sensitivity and flexibility to work with a variety different people and issues. Broadly speaking I would describe my main orientation as Psychodynamic, Existential and Integrative (Body, Mind & Spirit).

Areas of Expertise

Depression
Stress & Worry
Post-traumatic stress
Grief & loss
Pet bereavement
Coping with health issues
Confidence & self-esteem
Relationship Counselling (for both individuals & couples)
Marriage Counselling
Affairs & trust issues
Separation & divorce
Conflict resolution
Decision-making & Problem-solving
Finding direction

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons.) English & Philosophy
M.A. Psychoanalytic Studies
M.Phil. Psychology & Art History
M.Sc. Social Work
Cert. Counselling (Skills & Theory)
Cert. Narrative Therapy
Medicare Mental Health practitioner (Provider # 2773192Y)

Publications

Psychoanalytic Aesthetics: An Introduction to the British School. Karnac Books, 2009.

Membership of Professional Associations

Australian Association of Social Workers  (accredited member)

 

 Adelaide Hills

The beautiful Adelaide hills are home to my practice. Being located in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia means I am easily accessible from all surrounding suburbs and only a leisurely 20 mins drive from Adelaide CBD.