I am a counsellor, Gestalt therapist and accredited social worker originally from Melbourne, Australia. I am located on the western side of Tokyo. I provide counselling and psychotherapy to adult and adolescent clients dealing with a variety of life challenges. I have a particular interest in supporting people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, addiction (eg. alcohol) and physical illness or disability.
I strive to create an accepting and non-judgemental space for all clients, and my therapeutic practice is sensitive to the dynamics of shame and trauma. It is shaped primarily by Relational Gestalt, psychodynamic and systems approaches, but also draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). As a clinical (hospital) social worker and counselor I have worked extensively with individuals and families living with chronic or life-limiting illness, especially in cancer care, palliative care, gastroenterology, neurology and Addiction Medicine.
I am registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).