MSW, BAppSocSc (couns)
Welcome to Hope and Grow
I help people to make a difference in their lives and bring hope for recovery, by focusing on their values and strengths; so they can have a meaningful life, with lasting relationships and fulfilling life.
I believe in educating people about the impact mental health has on peoples lives. With a strong belief in the importance of early intervention.
Counselling is a process of supporting you to identify and work through any issues you may have – including difficult life experiences or past problems that are impacting your present feelings or behaviours: You may be struggling with thoughts and feelings about yourself, your life direction, or relationships with others. Counselling is a practical, helpful way to prioritise your concerns and work through them at your own pace. People seek counselling to help with the follow concerns:
Many people approach counselling and tell me “I don’t even know where to start…” when describing what’s happening for them. At times it can be incredibly difficult to get your head around what’s going on, let alone put it into words. Sometimes there might be nothing obviously wrong in your life, except for an unsettling feeling that something just isn’t right. All of us can get off track in life, and counselling offers the space to speak openly about what is dragging you down, so you can get the tools you need to find balance and direction. We all want to live a happy and rewarding life, with plenty of time to enjoy the good things.
Personal relationship concerns (partner, family, friends)
Moving beyond a relationship breakup
Stages of Life Transitions
Work-related stress and Career changes
Feeling a lack of purpose or direction
Anxiety and Depression
Low self-esteem issues or lack of Confidence
Burnout and fatigue
Grief and Loss
Relationships can be difficult to sustain over time. Your relationship doesn’t have to die! couple counselling can assist with communicating skills and to understand the communication styles to avoid. We also welcome the LGBTQ Community
Building Healthy Relationships
Open, honest and safe communication is a fundamental part of a healthy relationship. The first step to building a relationship is making sure you both understand each other’s needs and expectations
Adjusting to change can be difficult time for anyone, even positive life transitions tend to cause some stress.
Depression is a debilitating experience that significantly affects people's quality of life.
There is not a human being on this earth who will go through life without emotional pain or anger. This is the human condition, that we will suffer. Yet we’ve learned that pain and anger need not destroy our lives.
Anxiety is normal healthy response to stressful situations. However, sometime anxiety can interfere with your day-to-day function.
For an appointment
call 0408 170 421 or email
Location: 5/242 Princes Highway
(upstairs at the black door, next door to CPAP shop )