About MeI am passionate about helping those in need no matter what issues they may be facing
Hello! I’m Heather
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”.
My Approach & Values
I Work With Individuals, Couples, Families, & Groups
I will never ask or expect you to share anything in your life that you don’t feel comfortable with.
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
- Graduate Diploma of Adolescent and Child Psychology
- Graduate Diploma of Counselling
- Masters of Social Science (Counselling)
- Graduate Certificate in Family Counselling
Registrations & Memberships
- PACFA Registered Clinical 22302
- Registered on the ARCAP Register
- The Australian Psychological Society Associate Member No. 043547
- Member of Loss and Grief Practitioners Group
- Member of Australian Counselling Association
- Medibank and Bupa Provider (Terms and Conditions apply)
- Level 4 Member of Australian Counselling Association
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