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Hello, my name is NAME, and I’m a member of the Light Mind Counselling and Psychology team. As a social worker, mediator, and counsellor, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our practice. Let me introduce myself and share a bit about my background and approach to counselling.

Education and Qualifications

I completed my undergraduate psychology degree over 20 years ago and then went on to complete a Graduate Certificate in Children and Family Studies with a special focus on children at risk. I worked for organisations like Mission Australia, providing trauma support to young people experiencing family violence, sexual trauma, substance abuse and homelessness. I then worked in the tertiary education sector, providing career guidance and non-vocational support to young people embarking on university study.
I have provided executive support in a high-pressure HR corporate environment. However, through this time, my passion remained with empowering children and families to address everyday life and associated trauma responses.
I continued to study Conflict and Dispute Resolution through postgraduate university studies and, under the sanction of the Attorney General’s Department, qualified as a mediator to provide child-centred mediation to families.
Over the last seven years, I have completed many advanced training programmes in family violence, attachment theories, neurodiversity and understanding of trauma responses in young children, which I implement in my practice. I incorporate this knowledge in my everyday work with children, including those involved in the court system, providing a therapeutic space through play therapy and EMDR therapy to help young children who have witnessed and experienced complex trauma to make sense of their world and to increase their social skills and window of tolerance towards more efficient emotional regulation. Over the last three years, I have been working with children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, Autism and developmental trauma.


Light Mind Counselling & Psychology

M   : 451 667 330
T    : 1300 952 865
A  : 471 Gordon Street Maribyrnong Victoria 3032


Therapeutic Approaches

In my practice, I employ evidence-based, trauma-informed and person-centred therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR Therapy and Harm Minimisation. These methods aim to help clients identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour, take accountability for their actions, and actively participate in developing effective strategies for their unique situations. I utilise my studies and experience to provide a holistic therapeutic perspective to understand and address trauma responses in young children and adults.

Specialised Areas

Working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families is a special area of expertise for me. I utilise a strengths-based approach to foster independence, boost confidence, enhance social skills, and address behavioural challenges through Play and ABA therapies.

For couples and families, I apply the renowned Gottman Couples Therapy method. I’m dedicated to providing non-judgmental support to couples and families from diverse cultural backgrounds, including the LGBTQIA+ community. My aim is to assist them in addressing power imbalances, navigating parenting issues, resolving relationship challenges, and improving communication.

Mediation Services

I’m accredited by the Attorney General’s Department to offer mediation services, particularly for separated parents. My focus in mediation is always on the best interests of the children involved, with the goal of establishing effective co-parenting relationships. I also provide post-separation mediation for property and financial matters, encouraging disputing parties to consider their current and future needs before making lasting financial agreements.

Memberships and Accreditations

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If you’re seeking support and guidance on your journey towards personal growth, improved relationships, or overcoming life’s challenges, I’m here to walk alongside you. Let’s work together to unlock your potential and find the path towards positive change.

Feel free to reach out to me at Light Mind Counselling & Psychology, where we are committed to your well-being.

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