Who I am
Heather is passionate about helping those in need no matter what issues they may be facing.
I am a well qualified counsellor, holding the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Philosophy, Graduate Diploma of Adolescent and Child Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Family Therapy) and Masters of Social Science (Counselling).
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist and founder of Possibilities for Change, started in 2010.
I believe I practise what Carl Rogers once said: “There is no experience that this … [person] … has had that I cannot share with him[her}, no fear that I cannot understand, no suffering that I cannot care about, because I too am human. No matter how deep his[her] wound, he does not need to be ashamed in front of me. I too am vulnerable. And because of this, I am enough. Whatever his[her] story, he[she] no longer needs to be alone with it. This is what will allow his[her] healing to begin.” Remen, N., 1998, Kitchen Table Wisdom, Pan MacMillan.
In my work I find I agree with these words, “We believe all therapeutic endeavours involve the retelling and reviewing of one’s life*, for it it is through doing these activities that one experiences oneself as changing. The ability and willingness to rewrite our life stories makes it possible to shape, reshape, renegotiate, and change relationships in our lives. This makes it possible for us to fall in and out of love, marry, divorce, move onto new relationships, heal past hurt, and rebuild trusting relationships.” (Berg, I.K. & Dolan, Y., 2001, Tales of Solutions. WW Norton & Co.
I belong to a number of professional organizations (see below) and have regular supervision to ensure my clients are well looked after.
I value these words a client once told me, “I trust Heather because she engages objectively and truthfully while being supportive and validating”.
If you resonate with the counselling I offer, please contact us.
* I will never ask or expect you to share anything in your life that you don’t feel comfortable with.
Qualifications and Registrations:
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) http://www.swinburne.edu.au
Graduate Diploma of Adolescent and Child Psychology http://www.unimelb.edu.au
Graduate Diploma of Counselling http://www.acap.edu.au
Masters of Social Science (Counselling) http://www.acap.edu.au
PACFA Registered Clinical 22302 http://www.pacfa.org.au
Registered on the ARCAP Register http://www.arcapregister.com.au/index.htm
The Australian Psychological Society Associate Member No. 043547 of http://www.psychology.org.au/
Member of Loss and Grief Practitioners Group http://www.lgpa.org.au
Member of Australian Counselling Association http://www.theaca.net.au/counsellor_results.php
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