Work-experience-wise, I was employed part-time by Lifeline Northern Rivers as their Mentoring and Support Officer from 2009 until August 2015. My role was to supervise 70+ volunteer telephone counsellors, making sure they were happy and following Lifeline procedures. I also worked on the phones as a volunteer Crisis Telephone Counsellor for 16 years.
My background includes living in the USA as an exchange-student in Minnesota (for 12 months) and as an expatriate in Connecticut (for 4 years).
My coaching and counselling style has been influenced by a wide variety of psychological disciplines including Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred Therapy, Existential Therapy, The Three Principles and Mindfulness which I access intuitively to help you uncover your own answers, your own truth.
I will never directly tell you what to do. Rather, I will offer questions that direct you inward and support you as you learn to trust your own “inner guru” and the answers you’ll discover, because everyone is unique and you are always the expert in your own life.”
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be unlocked from the inside. Marilyn Ferguson