Trauma Informed Counselling

Trauma Informed Counselling involves being in a theraputic relationship with a trained and empathic therapist where you will be heard and your unique story will be honoured. As your Therapist we will clarify your story, enabling us to discover your truth. You may then move forward to fulfill your emotional, psychological, spiritual and phisical needs. 


It is my strong belief that each of us has the ability to know our own self, better than anyone else. Some times we may fall victim to our self critic or past judgments made by others. We may also have lived a life on survival mode due to adverse life experiences.  I am trained in a number of psychotherapeutic modalities. Each of them may serve a different purpose in unlocking your inner wisdom and self healing possibilities. 

I successfully completed COVID-19 Training on 20th March 2020 to ensure your safety while under my care.

Fees for One to One Counselling and Art Therapy

Free Initial 20 min Phone Consultation


You may choose to participate in a Face to Face Counselling

or you may prefer your sessions over Zoom.

Art Therapy is Not available via Zoom.

I can help you through any technical difficulties if necessary.


One Hr Session 

Full Fee - $85.00

Concession $70.00


Fees are payable by cash or by Electric Funds Transfer

 To avoid a possible cancellation fee

please endevour to offer 24hrs notice 

Sound and Music Healing

Adult Creative Art Therapy

Image Making

Creative Arts Therapy is the relationship between the client and their inner world expressed in creative and symbolic ways when words are too difficult to find.
  • We keep our group numbers small to enable the representation of a positive family unit experience.

  • We have strong therapeutic bonds due to the safety boundaries that members have created as a group.

  • As a Trauma Counsellor and Art Therapist, I facilitate or run the group while providing emotional safety and opportunities for sharing and change. 

  • At the same time, group members are encouraged to discover personal strengths and mind, body, earth and relationship connections. 

  • This offers members a powerful influence on how I might meet their needs as a group and as individuals.

  • As a facilitator, I will offer many types of psychotherapeutic tools such as positive communication, inner critic awareness, understanding and managing triggers.

  • As personal strengths build and positive relationship with self and others develop, members practice what they have learned in group, in their every day lives.

Adult Creative Arts Therapy returns to the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre on 3rd June

Symbolism and Archytypes

Fresh Flower Mandala

Adult creative Arts Therapy is kept as a small group of no more than 10 people to ensure intimacy and resect for personal space.

To ensure your physical wellbeing and to alleviate Covid-19 distress, I have completed the infection control course. We will also be following the Community Centre Guidelines and a group.

Testing has been conducted and have confirmed that dogs cannot spread corona virus. We will be very lucky to have Moon Shadow the Therapy Dog joining us during our sessions. Her therapy coat will be cleaned between sessions.

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