About Me

As a psychologist and mindfulness practitioner, I am passionate about working with individuals and couples to help them identify strengths and coping strategies, heal from past and present difficulties, and live a life that feels rich, meaningful and happy.

A combination of over 20 years of professional experience and training, and plenty of life experience including raising three children, has taught me invaluable lessons about listening attentively, openly, and without judgement to each person’s unique situation.

I work closely with my clients to build a supportive professional relationship, and use a holistic approach that is guided by evidence-based psychology techniques and awareness of the mind-body connection.

I currently run a private practice and facilitate stress reduction courses. I also have experience in provision of psychological services to employees around Australia, including support and advice to senior managers with workplace concerns, and provision of psychological first aid and supportive counselling following traumatic events and natural disasters.

I provide professional supervision because I firmly believe in the importance of having the space and guidance to explore and develop areas that are challenging and to reflect on what's going well.

I have a strong interest in cultivating and teaching mindfulness – a way of stepping out of living our lives on autopilot and spending more time in the present, where we can find a sense of ease and peace. In my experience, this is a profound way to enhance psychological resilience and feelings of happiness and contentment for a broad range of people – including myself!

For face to face sessions, I offer Medicare Rebates for customers with Mental Health Plans and Bulk Bill & for people on Centrelink income. Private Health rebates may also be available.

*******HOW TO BOOK*******

Video Session - click CHECK AVAILABILITY on my profile to choose an available date & time on the calendar to book your session.

Face to Face or Phone Session - I am available to meet you at my private practice or to connect by phone, please email hello@mindstar.com.au or call 1300 907 098 to find out how to make a booking.

Areas of Focus

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    Relationships

    Relationships involve many challenges and opportunities. I'd like to help you develop or re-establish the kind of relationship that is meaningful to you.

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    Health & Wellbeing

    Learning and practising mindfulness is a simple, evidence-based and beneficial way to improve your health and wellbeing, and we can do this over a video session.

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    Anxiety, Stress & Depression

    There are a multitude of tools and techniques available to help you live a happier and more peaceful life.

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    Work & Career

    My training and experience at multiple levels in a variety of workplaces can support you through your challenges.

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    Addiction

    Addiction has served a purpose in your life. But you can learn to make healthier choices more in line with your values.

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    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    I have specific expertise in supporting people in recovery from childhood and adult experiences of trauma, working at a pace that feels safe.

Supporting

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    Men

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    Women

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    Corporate

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    LGBTI

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    Mature aged

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    Couples

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    Multi-cultural