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I am a neurodiversity affirming psychotherapist, working with a wide array of divergent people, who have taught me much over many years. Some of the creative modalities I use in my therapeutic work include Interactive Drawing Therapy, Visual Art Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapies, Music & Sound Therapies, Sandtray Therapy, and Movement/Dance Therapies, as well as traditional talk therapy. I am person-focused and open to work together with clients to create new ways of working to facilitate their needs. I draw from my experience which spans over 30 years, and I would like to acknowledge that my work and knowledge has emerged through the generosity of those who have gone before me, and those who have shared their experiences with me. I am dedicated to providing accessible mental health support, and to contribute to the field as a researcher, scholar and practitioner.
I am trained in Arts Psychotherapy and Counselling, and have a long history of working together with people living with disability and neurodivergence. I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association, PACFA, ANZACATA and the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association. I am also a trained Clinical Supervisor. My private practice is based in Sydney's vibrant and creative Surry Hills. I work with individual adult clients, relationships, and with professionals supporting mental health.
As a pioneer in developing creative programs for the arts and disability sector in Australia, I have also enjoyed my work as a music composer, author, and educator. I have spent many years in volunteer roles in my community, including the NSW State Emergency Service. I am proud to have been a co-founder of Adelaide's disability arts organisation RESTLESS DANCE THEATRE, and to be a woman in Australia's Music Industry since the early1990's (most notably composer of the soundtrack to the internationally award-winning film CORAL SEA DREAMING).
I value the rights to individual self-expression, and believe that the shared experience can be powerful and life-changing. I have dedicated my life to the pursuit of personal experiences through self discovery through philosophical thought via creative lens.