I am a psychotherapist with over 14 years’ experience working with clients referred via GP surgeries, private psychiatric hospitals and employers, as well as private self- referrals.My initial training and work experience was based in the UK but I arrived into Australia at the end of 2015 and started the process of setting up my private practice, Zoetix, over here.
I am a Clinical Registrant of both PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) and QCA (Queensland Counselling Association). I am also an Accredited and Registered member the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I abide by the ethical standards and code of practice of all the above professional bodies.
I have a degree in Psychology (BA Hons), postgraduate diplomas in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling, and a specialist diploma in Couple Therapy using the Arts. In accordance with the requirements of PACFA, QCA and the BACP I undergo regular supervision and invest in Continuous Professional Development programmes throughout every year of practice.
Whilst based in the UK I worked within multi-disciplinary teams at a private psychiatric hospital (Priory Group) and continued to liaise with these teams in my private practice, Zoetix, supporting clients with a broad range of mental health issues. I also worked closely with EAP agencies for over 10 years supporting clients from a broad range of professional backgrounds including those working in government organisations, education facilities, legal firms and healthcare systems. I worked with professionals from large corporations as well as medium and small businesses.
My experience includes working with clients suffering from depression, anxiety and stress, trauma and abuse, bereavement, disordered eating, poor self-esteem and other issues.
I do not work with clients whilst they are going through the detox process related to addiction or substance abuse. However, once clients are ready, I am experienced at working with the issues underlying their self medicating behaviour.