I am a clinical social worker, family therapist and mental health worker (BSW Hons., MSW). I am a registered member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and a clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapists.
My work experience has been extensive with counselling and managerial roles in social & community health centers’, child and adolescent psychiatry and in private practice.
I have worked with individuals, couples and families who have experienced relationship issues, family conflict, life crises, abuse, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, grief, parenting issues, alcohol abuse, mental illness, and most other human difficulties.
Over the years I developed particular expertise in working with domestic violence – counselling abused women in therapeutic/educational groups and individually. I also conducted therapeutic/educational groups for male perpetrators of abuse and counselled them individually and also with their partners when appropriate. This has led to a greater focus on writing and the publication of books and journal articles about domestic violence.