I have a MASTER OF COUNSELLING AND HUMAN SERVICES from LATROBE UNIVERSITY and I began my career with a DIPLOMA OF EDUCATION and DIPLOMA OF FINE ARTS teaching in secondary schools. I was Program Director for the DISCOVERY program for teenagers - an inspirational seven-day residential course facilitating life skills and accelerated learning for 13-18 year olds.

After seven years of intensive training counselling staff and teens at DISCOVERY, I became Program Director for BREAKING THE CYCLE - a six-week residential program to support long-term unemployed youth in becoming work ready. Also during this period of my life I co-founded NATIONAL LIFE SKILLS AUSTRALIA. We facilitated accelerated learning and life skills programs both in schools for teachers and students, then later in Fortune 500 Corporations where the focus was on Training the Trainers. I have also facilitated numerous other trainings and workshops including PARENTING, EDUCATORS FOR THE FUTURE, PREPARATION FOR THE WORKFORCE, NEGOTIATION FOR WOMEN, SACRED PSYCHOLOGY, COUPLES WORKSHOPS, COUPLES MASSAGE, YOUR BODY SPEAKS ITS MIND and recently FROM SHADOW TO GRACE.

After many years of working with young people and their families, I realized that if parents are managing their relationship well, the children benefit. From this place I focussed on gaining the appropriate Relationship Counselling skills from Relationships Australia. For the past 20 years I have conducted my private practice where I work with couples and individuals. I am clinical member of the Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors (AARC).