I started out my career as a registered nurse and I've always had the desire to help others to achieve health and wellness, and to reach their full potential in life. I have studied extensively over the years including counselling, wellness coaching, psychotherapy, and relationship counselling .
After graduating from university with a Masters in Social Work I worked in the public mental health service in Perth for over twenty years as a clinical social worker. During this time I experienced hypnotherapy myself after recovering from a serious illness. I recovered from the physical effects of the illness but I still felt emotionally 'stuck' and unable to move forward with my life.
After a few sessions of hypnotherapy something changed radically for me. I experienced a sense of personal empowerment, felt more in control of my thoughts, and was able to easily put the past behind me.
I realized then the tremendous potential of this powerful therapeutic process, and I vowed to make it my mission to help others using hypnotherapy and my skills as a counsellor.
I started my formal training in clinical hypnosis in 2013, and now after years of training and ongoing study I have the privilege of helping people from all walks of life, to move forward, and to achieve personal growth and positive life changes.
As a strengths based therapist I believe that people usually have the answer to their problems already within them. They often need help to draw out and discover their innate strengths and resources. Hypnotherapy is a very respectful therapeutic method, and the client is always the one to set their own goals for therapy.
What Does a Hypnotherapy Session Look Like?
The first session is usually the longest, around 90 minutes, and involves a detailed assessment of your particular issues and therapy goals. Subsequent session are usually around 60 minutes, and you will be encouraged to practice between session with 'homework' tasks so that you leave with some practical tools to reinforce your new ways of thinking and behaving.
Qualifications & Credentials
Diploma Clinical Hypnosis & Strategic Psychotherapy (IAP)
Diploma Clinical Hypnosis (AAH)
Master of Social Work, Advanced Practice/Clinical counselling (Curtin)
Grad Dip. Human Services (Curtin)
Bachelor of Social Work (UWA)
BA Applied Sc. (Curtin)
Cert 1V Assessment & Training
Wellness Coaching Level 1
Diploma CBT, O.A.
Certified Success Fit Weight Loss Hypnotist (ICBCH)
Certified Specialist Smoking Cessation Hypnosis (AHA
Certified Specialist Trauma Recovery Hypnosis (AHA
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist/Advanced (ICBCH)
Certified Specialist Hypnosis & Weight Loss (AHA)
Certified Specialist Hypnosis for Immune Disorders (AHA